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Six Parker Poe Attorneys Awarded Lawyer of the Year for 2014

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  • August 15, 2013

(CHARLOTTE, N.C.)—Six attorneys from Parker Poe were recently named "Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Only one lawyer in each practice area is named “Lawyer of the Year" within a designated market.

The following individuals were named 2014 "Lawyer of the Year" recipients from Parker Poe:

Ms. Arrowood litigates and arbitrates for both large and small businesses and has considerable experience with regulated companies. She focuses on resolving problems that threaten the viability of a business. Her clients have included educational institutions, utilities, insurance companies, accounting and law firms, health care and biotech firms, banks and commercial aerospace companies. Additionally, Ms. Arrowood was recently elected president-elect of the North Carolina Bar Association for 2013-2014.

Mr. Byrd has more than 20 years of experience handling commercial litigation, creditors' rights and bankruptcy, real estate litigation and insurance litigation. He is admitted to all state and federal courts in South Carolina, as well as the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Byrd serves as the Managing Partner of the firm’s Charleston, SC office.

Mr. Griffin handles a wide range of environmental matters and concentrates his practice on environmental law and litigation. In addition to general environmental work, he represents and defends environmental engineers and consulting groups with respect to professional obligations and claims arising out of their work. Mr. Griffin serves as the firm’s Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner.

Mr. Justice has extensive experience in regulatory and administrative law and has represented clients in federal and state courts and agencies, with special emphasis on proceedings involving environmental issues. He serves as general environmental counsel for national manufacturers and other companies. In addition, Mr. Justice frequently lectures and participates in seminars on environmental law and compliance issues.

Mr. Spearman has extensive experience in many areas of civil and commercial litigation. He also practices in areas of public law such as elections law, government procurement and conflict of interest issues. He has handled numerous complex commercial lawsuits for large public companies in North Carolina federal courts, state courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In addition, Mr. Spearman is known for his decade-long representation of several of the state’s low-wealth school districts in the matter that became known nationally as Leandro v. State of North Carolina.

Mr. Tobin has substantial experience representing clients in complex technology and intellectual property transactions, intellectual property M&A and financing transactions, patent and trademark license arrangements and Internet legal issues. Mr. Tobin also has extensive experience in software licensing and other IT transactions. He regularly drafts and negotiates a wide variety of IT agreements, including software license and implementation agreements and SaaS agreements.
About Parker Poe

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has 190 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 is an award-winning leader in the use of technology to provide better and more efficient service to domestic and international clients. For more information, please visit www.parkerpoe.com.