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Twenty Parker Poe Attorneys Included in 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers

  • January 22, 2016

Charlotte, NC – Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP announced today that 21 of the firm’s attorneys were named North Carolina Super Lawyers for 2016. In addition, another 16 attorneys were recognized as North Carolina Rising Stars for 2016.

Parker Poe attorneys Catharine Biggs Arrowood and Alice Carmichael Richey were named among the Top 50 female lawyers. Catharine Biggs Arrowood and Michael Adams were also named to the Top 100 lawyers in North Carolina.

The Super Lawyers list recognizes no more than five percent of attorneys in each state. The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.

Brian D. Darer, Raleigh
J. William Porter, Charlotte

Business Litigation
Michael G. Adams, Charlotte
Catharine Biggs Arrowood, Raleigh
Daniel G. (Dan) Clodfelter, Charlotte
Melanie Black Dubis, Raleigh
Josephine H. Hicks, Charlotte
Alice Carmichael Richey, Charlotte
William L. Rikard, Jr., Charlotte
Cynthia L. Wittmer, Raleigh

William G. Pappas, Raleigh

Construction Litigation
Russell B. Killen, Raleigh

Criminal Defense: White Collar
Richard S. Glaser, Jr., Charlotte

Employee Benefits
Steven B. Long, Raleigh

Employment & Labor
Keith M. Weddington, Charlotte
Stacy K. Wood, Charlotte

Thomas N. Griffin, III, Charlotte

Health Care
Renee J. Montgomery, Raleigh

Mergers & Acquisitions
Edward W. Wellman, Jr., Charlotte

James N. Greene, III, Charlotte

The following Parker Poe attorneys were named Rising Stars:

Administrative Law
Matthew W. Wolfe

Business Litigation
Scott E. Bayzle
Sarah Fulton Hutchins
Matthew H. Mall
Morgan H. Rogers
A. Todd Sprinkle
Julia Wicker Lee

Civil Litigation: Defense
Jason R. Benton
Jessica C. Dixon

Creditor Debtor Rights
Matthew P. Weiner

Employment Litigation: Defense
Shalanna L. Pirtle

Estate Planning and Probate
Andrew F. Dana

Health Care
Robert A. Leandro

Intellectual Property
William B. Cannon

Land Use/Zoning
Jamie S. Schwedler

Personal Injury General: Defense
Bradley K. Overcash

About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit

About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has approximately 200 lawyers in six offices located in major markets across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The firm provides legal counsel to large commercial and public organizations on litigation, corporate and regulatory matters.