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74 Parker Poe Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers® for 2013

  • August 23, 2012

(CHARLOTTE, N.C.)—Woodward/White’s: The Best Lawyers in America ® annual guide to legal excellence names 74 attorneys from Parker Poe in its just-released 2013 edition.

Seventy-four individual attorneys were recognized as Best Lawyers in more than 50 legal areas, including:


  • Robert C. Byrd, Bankruptcy Litigation


  • Michael G. Adams, Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation
  • John H. Beyer, Medical Malpractice Law
  • Andrea C. Chomakos, Tax Law, Trust & Estates
  • P. Neal Cook, Banking & Finance
  • Harvey L. Cosper, Jr., Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Litigation, Professional Malpractice
  • Eric H. Cottrell, Arbitration, Commercial Litigation
  • Brian S. Cromwell, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Jonathan M. Crotty, Labor & Employment Litigation, Employment Law
  • Woodard E. Farmer, Jr., Real Estate
  • Jami Jackson Farris, Commercial Litigation
  • Kiah T. “Chip” Ford IV, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization 
  • Anthony Fox, Land Use & Zoning, Land Use & Zoning Litigation
  • John W. Francisco, Construction Law
  • Richard S. Glaser, Jr., Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • James N. Greene III, Tax Law
  • Thomas N. Griffin III, Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation
  • John R. Hairr III, Corporate Law
  • Irvin W. Hankins III, Commercial Litigation
  • R. Douglas Harmon, Mutual Funds Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Josephine H. Hicks, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Products 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, Environmental Litigation
  • Charles B. Lee, Jr., Banking & Finance, Corporate Law
  • Scott E. Leo, Public Finance
  • Craig T. Lynch, Real Estate, Commercial Litigation
  • Brent M. Milgrom, Jr., Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation
  • 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, Antitrust Litigation, Commercial Litigation
  • Richard K. Schell, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Roy L. “Skip” Smart III, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Donald P. Ubell, Public Finance
  • S. Rogers Warner, Jr., Health Care
  • Steven D. Weber, Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation
  • Keith M. Weddington, Employment Law, Labor & Employment Litigation
  • Edward W. Wellman, Jr., Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Venture Capital Law
  • Eric D. Welsh, Antitrust Litigation, Commercial Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Grant Whitney, Jr., Real Estate
  • Stacy K. Wood, Arbitration, Labor Law, Employment  Law, Labor & Employment Litigation
  • W. Samuel Woodard, Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation


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


  • Catharine Biggs Arrowood, Arbitration, Antitrust, Antitrust Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
  • Jeffrey A. Bandini, Railroad Law, Real Estate
  • John J. Butler, Environmental
  • Henry C. Campen, Jr., Administrative/Regulatory Law, Communications Law, Energy Law
  • Kevin L. Chignell, Commercial Litigation
  • John L. Crill, Health Care
  • Arthur J. DeBaugh, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, Trademark Law
  • Melanie Black Dubis, Antitrust Litigation, Commercial Litigation
  • John F. Graybeal, Antitrust, Antitrust Litigation
  • Russell B. Killen, Construction Law, Construction Litigation
  • Steven B. Long, Employee Benefits (ERISA), Tax Law
  • Charles C. Meeker, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Government Relations Practice
  • Renee J. Montgomery, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Health Care 
  • William G. Pappas, Biotechnology Law, Corporate Law
  • Jeffrey A. Poley, Public Finance
  • Charles E. Raynal IV, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate
  • Todd M. Rubin, Immigration
  • Frank E. Silber, Commercial Litigation
  • Robert W. Spearman, Antitrust Litigation, Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, First Amendment Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Professional Malpractice
  • R. Bruce Thompson II, Government Relations Practice, Land Use & Zoning Litigation
  • Cynthia L. Wittmer, Antitrust Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation


  • Kevin A. Dunlap, Commercial Litigation and Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation
  • Debra E. Kleman, Employee Benefits (ERISA)

About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 200 lawyers in five 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.