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69 Parker Poe Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers® for 2012

  • September 06, 2011

(CHARLOTTE, N.C.)—Woodward/White: The Best Lawyers in America ® annual guide to legal excellence names 69 attorneys from Parker Poe in its just-released 2012 edition. The Firm has had a 30-percent increase in the number of attorneys receiving this recognition.

Sixty-nine individual attorneys were recognized as Best Lawyers in more than 40 legal areas, including:

Robert C. Byrd, Bankruptcy Litigation
J. Walker Coleman IV, Employment Law, Labor and Employment Litigation and Land Use & Zoning Litigation
Ellis R. Lesemann, Labor and Employment Litigation and Employment Law
Matthew J. Norton, Real Estate
Susan Taylor Wall, Professional Malpractice and Legal Malpractice
Bryan L. Walpole III, Banking and Finance Litigation

Michael G. Adams, Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property 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
Eric H. Cottrell, Arbitration
Brian S. Cromwell, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Jonathan M. Crotty, Labor and Employment Litigation, Employment Law
Woodard E. Farmer, Jr., Real Estate
Kiah T. “Chip” Ford IV, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Anthony Fox, Land Use & Zoning Law, Land Use & Zoning Litigation
Richard S. Glaser, Jr., Criminal Defense: White-Collar
James N. Greene III, Tax Law, Tax Litigation & Controversy
Thomas N. Griffin III, Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation
John E. Grupp, Product Liability Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions
Irvin W. Hankins III, Commercial Litigation
R. Douglas Harmon, Mutual Funds Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation
Josephine H. Hicks, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law and Product Liability Litigation
William L. Hirata, Public Finance
Ashley L. Hogewood, Jr., Real Estate
Chip Holmes, Medical Malpractice
Joy M. Hord, Health Care
Stephen R. Hunting, Mergers & Acquisitions
Max E. Justice, Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation
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/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Thomas M. Quirk, Real Estate
William L. Rikard, Jr., Antitrust Law, Antitrust Litigation and Commercial Litigation
Richard K. Schell, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions
Roy L. “Skip” Smart III, Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions
Donald P. Ubell, Public Finance
S. Rogers Warner, Jr., Health Care
Steven D. Weber, Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation
Keith M. Weddington, Employment Law and Labor and Employment Litigation
Edward W. Wellman, Jr., Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Eric D. Welsh, Commercial Litigation, Antitrust Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation
Grant Whitney, Jr., Real Estate
Stacy K. Wood, Arbitration and Labor Law, Employment  Law and Labor & Employment Litigation
W. Samuel Woodard, Real Estate Law and Real Estate Litigation

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

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

Kevin A. Dunlap, Commercial Litigation and Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation
Ingrid Blackwelder Erwin, Employment Law and Labor Law

Selection to Best Lawyers is based on an annual peer-review survey. For the 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 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.