(CHARLOTTE, N.C.)—Parker Poe announced today that six practice areas and 18 attorneys have been included in Chambers USA 2011: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Parker Poe was recognized as a leader in North Carolina with high rankings in the following practice areas: Bankruptcy/Restructuring Environment Corporate/M&A Banking & Finance Litigation: General Commercial Real Estate (ranked in both North Carolina and South Carolina) The following have been named as leading attorneys within their respective practice areas: Catharine Biggs Arrowood – Litigation: General Commercial James S. Bruce – Corporate/M&A J. Walker Coleman IV – Labor & Employment Brian D. Darer – Bankruptcy/Restructuring Kiah T. “Chip” Ford IV – Bankruptcy/Restructuring John F. Graybeal – Antitrust Thomas N. Griffin III – Environment Max E. Justice – Environment Ellis R. Lesemann - Litigation: General Commercial Brent M. Milgrom, Jr. – Real Estate Matthew J. Norton – Real Estate J. William Porter – Bankruptcy/Restructuring William L. Rikard, Jr. – Litigation: General Commercial Roy L. “Skip” Smart – Corporate/M&A Donald P. Ubell – Banking & Finance Steven D. Weber – Environment Keith M. Weddington – Labor & Employment Stacy K. Wood – Labor & Employment The Chambers USA listing ranks the top U.S. attorneys and law firms in each of the 50 states. It is published by Chambers and Partners and culled from in-depth interviews with more than 14,000 leading private practice attorneys and key in-house counsel.About Parker PoeParker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has 230 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.