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61 Parker Poe Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers® for 2011

  • August 18, 2010

(Charlotte, N.C.)—The Best Lawyers® annual guide to legal excellence lists 61 attorneys from Parker Poe in its just-released 2011 edition. In the last three years, there has been a 30-percent increase in the number of firm attorneys receiving this recognition.

Sixty-one individual attorneys were recognized as Best Lawyers in more than 35 legal areas, including:

J. Walker Coleman IV, Labor and Employment and Land Use & Zoning
Matthew J. Norton, Real Estate
Susan Taylor Wall, Professional Malpractice and Legal Malpractice
Bryan L. Walpole III, Banking

Michael G. Adams, Commercial Litigation
David Neal Allen, Mass Tort Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation
Harvey L. Cosper, Jr., Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Litigation, Professional Malpractice
Brian S. Cromwell, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Jonathan M. Crotty, Labor and Employment
Woodard E. Farmer, Jr., Real Estate
Anthony Fox, Land Use & Zoning
Richard S. Glaser, Jr., Criminal Defense: White-Collar
James N. Greene III, Tax
Thomas N. Griffin III, Environmental
John E. Grupp, Product Liability Litigation and Mass Tort Litigation
Irvin W. Hankins III, Commercial Litigation
R. Douglas Harmon, Mutual Funds and Securities
Josephine H. Hicks, Insurance Defense, Product Liability Litigation
William L. Hirata, Public Finance
Ashley L. Hogewood, Jr., Real Estate
Joy M. Hord, Health Care
Max E. Justice, Environmental
Scott E. Leo, Public Finance
Craig T. Lynch, Real Estate
Brent M. Milgrom, Jr., Real Estate
W. Edward Poe, Jr., Energy
J. William Porter, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights
William L. Rikard, Jr., Antitrust and Commercial Litigation
Richard K. Schell, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions
Roy L. Smart III, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions
Donald P. Ubell, Public Finance
S. Rogers Warner, Jr., Health Care
Steven D. Weber, Environmental
Keith M. Weddington, Labor and Employment
Edward W. Wellman, Jr., Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity
Eric D. Welsh, Commercial Litigation
Grant Whitney, Jr., Real Estate
Stacy K. Wood, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Labor and Employment  
W. Samuel Woodard, Real Estate

Simpson Z. Fant, Real Estate
Ray E. Jones, Economic Development and Public Finance
David B. Summer, Jr., Administrative and Health Care
Ronald J. Tryon, Commercial Litigation  
James L. Werner, Commercial Litigation and Construction

Catharine Biggs Arrowood, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Antitrust, Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation
Jeffrey A. Bandini, Railroad
John J. Butler, Environmental
Henry C. Campen, Jr., Communications
John L. Crill, Health Care
Arthur J. DeBaugh, Intellectual Property
John F. Graybeal, Antitrust
Russell B. Killen, Construction
Charles C. Meeker, Administrative
Renee J. Montgomery, Administrative and Health Care
William G. Pappas, Corporate
Jeffrey A. Poley, Public Finance
Todd M. Rubin, Immigration
Robert W. Spearman, Antitrust, Appellate, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property and Professional Malpractice
R. Bruce Thompson II, Government Relations and Land Use & Zoning
Cynthia L. Wittmer, Commercial Litigation

Kevin A. Dunlap, Commercial Litigation and Environmental

Selection to Best Lawyers is based on an annual peer-review survey. For the new U.S. edition, published by Woodward/White, more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast more than 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties.

About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has 225 lawyers in six offices located in major markets across North Carolina and South Carolina. The Firm provides legal counsel to large commercial and public organizations on litigation, corporate and regulatory matters. It has been recognized in recent years as one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States and as an award-winning leader in the use of technology to provide better and more efficient service to domestic and international clients.