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Thirty-Nine Parker Poe Attorneys Named 2014 NC Super Lawyers

  • January 23, 2014

(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP announced today that 27 of the Firm’s attorneys were named North Carolina Super Lawyers for 2014. In addition, another 12 attorneys were recognized as North Carolina Rising Stars for 2014.

Parker Poe attorneys Catharine Biggs Arrowood, Stacy K. Wood and Alice C. Richey were named among the Top 50 female lawyers in the state. Ms. Arrowood was also named among the Top 100 lawyers in the state.

The following Parker Poe attorneys were selected as Super Lawyers:

• Michael G. Adams, Charlotte – Business Litigation
• Catharine Biggs Arrowood, Raleigh – Business Litigation
• Patricia T. Bartis, Raleigh – Employment & Labor
• Andrea C. Chomakos, Charlotte – Estate Planning & Probate
• Harvey L. Cosper, Jr., Charlotte – Personal Medical Malpractice: Defense
• Brian D. Darer, Raleigh – Bankruptcy: Business
• Melanie Black Dubis, Raleigh – Business Litigation
• Richard S. Glaser, Jr., Charlotte – Criminal Defense: White Collar
• James N. Greene III, Charlotte – Tax
• Thomas N. Griffin III, Charlotte – Environmental
• Josephine H. Hicks, Charlotte – Business Litigation
• Russell B. Killen, Raleigh – Construction Litigation
• Steven B. Long, Raleigh – Employee Benefits
• Craig T. Lynch, Charlotte – Real Estate
• Renee J. Montgomery, Raleigh – Health Care
• William G. Pappas, Raleigh – Business/Corporate
• Jeffrey A. Poley, Raleigh – Banking
• J. William Porter, Charlotte – Bankruptcy: Business
• Alice C. Richey, Charlotte – Business Litigation
• William L. Rikard, Jr., Charlotte – Business Litigation
• Roy L. Smart III, Charlotte – Mergers & Acquisitions
• Robert W. Spearman, Raleigh – Civil Litigation: Defense
• Donald P. Ubell, Charlotte – Government Finance
• Keith M. Weddington, Charlotte – Employment & Labor
• Edward W. Wellman, Jr., Charlotte – Mergers & Acquisitions
• Cynthia L. Wittmer, Raleigh – Business Litigation
• Stacy K. Wood, Charlotte – Employment & Labor

The following Parker Poe attorneys were named Rising Stars:

• William B. Cannon – Intellectual Property
• Mary H. Crosby – Employment Litigation: Defense
• Sarah Fulton Hutchins – Business Litigation
• James C. Lesnett, Jr. – Criminal Defense: White Collar
• Matthew H. Mall – Business Litigation
• Bradley K. Overcash – Personal Injury General: Defense
• Shalanna L. Pirtle – Employee Litigation: Defense
• Morgan H. Rogers – Business Litigation
• Jamie S. Schwedler – Land Use/Zoning
• Todd Sprinkle – Business Litigation
• Matthew P. Weiner – Creditor Debtor Rights
• Matthew W. Wolfe – Government Relations

Published by Thomson Reuters, North Carolina Super Lawyers lists the top five percent of attorneys in North Carolina. Attorneys are selected using a rigorous multiphase selection process, considering a wide range of objective indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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