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Business North Carolina Names 12 Attorneys to 2014 Legal Elite

  • January 09, 2014

(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP announced today that Business North Carolina magazine has named 12 Firm attorneys to its 2014 “Legal Elite.”

“Legal Elite” attorneys are selected through ballots sent to more than 20,000 attorneys who are active members of the North Carolina State Bar. Members of the Bar are asked to select the best lawyer in each field. Lawyers may not select themselves and can only vote for members of their own firms if they also chose someone outside their firms in the same category. With more weight given to outside votes, fewer than three-percent of the state’s lawyers were named to the list this year.

The 11 Parker Poe attorneys were named in seven legal categories. The complete list of the 2014 Parker Poe Legal Elite are:

John Graybeal, Raleigh
William L. Rikard, Jr., Charlotte

Brian D. Darer, Raleigh
Julia Wicker Lee, Raleigh
J. William Porter, Charlotte

William G. Pappas, Raleigh

Russell B. Killen, Raleigh

Thomas N. Griffin III, Charlotte

Christopher M. Thomas, Raleigh
Michael A. Tobin, Charlotte

Alice C. Richey, Charlotte

Andrea C. Chomakos, Charlotte
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