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Parker Poe Attorneys Recognized as "Lawyers of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for 2016

  • October 13, 2015

Charlotte, NC –  Parker Poe is pleased to announce five lawyers have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 as “Lawyers of the Year” in their fields. Only one lawyer in each practice area is named “Lawyer of the Year" within a designated market. The firm’s lawyers and their practice areas include the following:

Catharine Biggs Arrowood, Antitrust Law, Raleigh, NC
Antitrust & Business Torts
Parker Poe provides a wide range of services relating to antitrust, trade regulation and business tort matters. The firm resolves disputes at the state, national and international levels through negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, litigation and the appeals process. Attorneys in this practice group have worked at federal and state antitrust enforcement agencies, held United States Supreme Court judicial clerkships and include former federal prosecutors.

Thomas N. Griffin III, Litigation – Environmental, Charlotte, NC
Parker Poe’s Environmental Practice Group offers guidance for the increasingly complex issues of environmental regulation and compliance. Since the 1960s the firm has advised clients on environmental matters, the firm has and now represents companies engaged in numerous industries throughout the Southeast, across the nation and internationally. In addition, Parker Poe provides legal assistance to individuals and governmental entities such as counties and municipalities.

Chip Holmes, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Charlotte, NC
Medical Negligence
Nearly a quarter of Parker Poe’s litigation attorneys advise clients on matters involving professional negligence including a number of lawyers committed to providing litigation counsel to the health care industry. The firm has extensive experience in defending health care professionals and institutions against malpractice claims. The firms attorneys for advise clients on issues of risk management and review of professional liability insurance programs. Parker Poe has successfully defended professional negligence litigation by minimizing clients’ losses and costs through early intervention and favorable settlements and, where appropriate, through trial.

Joy M. Hord, Health Care Law, Charlotte, NC
Health Care
By understanding market dynamics and legal concerns that shape the health care business Parker Poe stays apprised of the latest developments in the law and business operations of its healthcare clients. The firm provides legal services to a wide range of health care clients such as hospitals and health systems, publicly traded health services companies, mental health providers, physician practices, home health, home care and hospice agencies, diagnostic clinics, ambulatory surgical facilities, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, disease treatment centers, clinical laboratories, sleep disorder centers and trade associations.

Keith Weddington, Employment Law – Management, Charlotte, NC
Employment & Labor
The Parker Poe Employment & Labor Practice Group consists of accomplished lawyers strategically located throughout the firm’s geographic footprint. This group has experience representing both foreign and domestic companies of all sizes on virtually every type of employment and labor matter. This practice group utilizes the service of Parker Poe attorneys in other practice groups and industry teams including employee benefits, tax, immigration, and legislative representation. Parker Poe provides clients seamless service on various legal issues from one firm by offering efficient and cost-effective counsel.

About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has approximately 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. For more information, please visit