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Chambers USA 2017 Ranks Parker Poe Attorneys and Practice Groups as Leaders

  • June 01, 2017

Charlotte, NC – Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP announces 30 of its attorneys and 10 of its practice groups have been ranked in Chambers USA 2017, the premier guide to the legal profession that develops rankings using in-depth interviews and objective research. 

Parker Poe’s Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights and Environmental teams received the highest possible ranking, Band 1, in North Carolina. Nine of the firm’s individual attorneys also received the Band 1 ranking in their respective practice areas in North Carolina or South Carolina.

In addition, Parker Poe is part of two legal networks that received “Elite – Global-Wide” rankings. The firm is a member of the Employment Law Alliance, the world’s largest network of labor and employment lawyers. Through the alliance, Parker Poe has access to management-side labor and employment law attorneys in the U.S. and globally. The firm is also a member of TerraLex, which provides full-service assistance to clients across practice groups around the world. TerraLex selected Parker Poe as its only North Carolina member law firm.

Parker Poe Practice Groups

Chambers USA 2017 ranked Parker Poe practice groups in the following categories for North Carolina:

  • Banking & Finance (Band 3)
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 1)
  • Corporate/M&A (Band 3)
  • Environment (Band 1)
  • Health Care (Band 2)
  • Intellectual Property (Band 2)
  • Labor & Employment (Band 2)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Band 2)
  • Real Estate (Band 2)
  • Real Estate: Finance (Recognized Practitioner)

Parker Poe Attorneys

The following were named leading attorneys in North Carolina or South Carolina for their practice areas:

Catharine Biggs Arrowood (Band 2)

Banking & Finance
Charles Lee (Band 4)

Banking & Finance: Public Finance
Donald Ubell (Band 1)
Jeffrey Poley (Band 2)

Brian Darer (Band 1)
Kiah “Chip” Ford (Band 1)
J. William Porter (Band 1)

Richard Few Jr. (Band 3)
Roy “Skip” Smart (Band 3)

Corporate/M&A: Banking & Finance
E. Tyler Smith (Band 1)

Thomas Griffin III (Eminent Practitioner)
Max Justice (Senior Statesmen)
Steven Weber (Band 2)
Mary Katherine Stukes (Up and Coming)

Health Care
Renée Montgomery (Band 1)
Joy Hord (Band 2)
Amanda Hayes (Recognized Practitioner)

Intellectual Property
Frank Silber (Band 2)
Christopher Thomas (Band 3)
William Cannon (Recognized Practitioner)
William “Evan” Fultz (Recognized Practitioner)

Labor & Employment
Stacy Wood (Band 1)
Keith Weddington (Band 2)
Jonathan Crotty (Band 3)

Litigation: General Commercial
Catharine Biggs Arrowood (Band 1)

Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Richard Glaser Jr. (Band 1)

Real Estate
Brent Milgrom Jr. (Band 2)
Craig Lynch (Band 3)
Wanda Townsend (Band 3)

Real Estate: Finance
Simpson Fant (Band 2)
William “Rich” Potts Jr. (Band 3)

About Chambers and Partners

Chambers and Partners has been ranking the best lawyers since 1990 and now covers 185 jurisdictions. The organization’s editorial and research team assesses the world’s business lawyers, ranking both lawyers and law firms based on the research of more than 170 full-time editors and researchers employed at the organization’s head office in London. Staff members talk to lawyers and clients year-round, conducting in-depth telephone interviews.

About Parker Poe

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 200 lawyers in seven offices located in major markets across North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. The firm provides legal counsel to some of the largest companies and local governments in the region.

Parker Poe is a member of TerraLex, one of the world’s leading international legal networks. With 155 member law firms and 19,000 attorneys in 100 countries, TerraLex members provide the legal resources and knowledge needed to conduct business worldwide.

The firm is also a member of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA), the world's largest network of labor and employment lawyers. With leading attorneys in more than 120 countries, all 50 U.S. states and every Canadian province, the ELA provides multi-state and multi-national companies seamless and cost-effective services.