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Best Lawyers Names Nine Parker Poe Attorneys "Lawyer of the Year" for 2018

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  • August 16, 2017

Charlotte, NC – Parker Poe is pleased to announce that nine of its attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America©, whose rankings are among the highest standard in the legal industry. The “Lawyer of the Year” recognition goes to the attorney with the best overall feedback from his or her peers for a specific practice area and geographic region. Parker Poe attorneys received that distinction across nine practices for the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers.

In antitrust law, Catharine Biggs Arrowood is “Lawyer of the Year” in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her clients include utilities, insurance companies, accounting and law firms, health care and biotech firms, banks and commercial aerospace companies. Catharine also played a leading role in the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice (NCCALJ), which finalized a comprehensive review of the state’s judicial system this year. 

In personal injury litigation for defendants, John Beyer is “Lawyer of the Year” in Charlotte, North Carolina. He leads Parker Poe’s Professional Negligence & Product Liability Defense group. John regularly represents hospitals, physicians, nurses, other medical professionals, medical device manufacturers and their insurers.

In energy law, Henry Campen is “Lawyer of the Year” in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has been an advocate for companies regulated by state utility commissions for more than 25 years and has permitted more than 3,000 megawatts of renewable energy-fueled electrical generation. In addition, Henry served as a member of Parker Poe’s board of directors for nine years.

In environmental litigation, Tom Griffin is “Lawyer of the Year” in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has helped clients navigate a variety of environmental hurdles that threaten their business transactions. Tom also serves as managing partner of Parker Poe, and he sees parallels between his experience handling multifaceted legal cases and providing leadership to a growing law firm.

In health care litigation, Chip Holmes is “Lawyer of the Year” in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has more than 20 years of experience in state and federal courts. Chip’s diverse litigation practice includes business disputes, medical malpractice defense, and representation of doctors and nurses before licensing boards.

In employee benefits (ERISA) law, Debbie Kleman is “Lawyer of the Year” in Greenville, South Carolina. For more than 20 years, Debbie has assisted clients with a broad range of employee benefits issues that include the design and implementation of employee benefit plans, reporting and disclosure requirements, and employee communications.

In real estate litigation, Brent Milgrom is “Lawyer of the Year” in Charlotte, North Carolina. He represents commercial and residential real estate developers, as well as lending institutions involved in financing a variety of real estate projects. In addition, Brent has advised numerous clients in the sale, acquisition and leasing of commercial and residential properties.

In public finance law, Matt Nichols is “Lawyer of the Year” in Atlanta, Georgia. He has more than 23 years of experience counseling issuers and others involved in bond financing in the energy, government, transportation, health care, education and housing sectors. Matt has helped close transactions worth hundreds of millions of dollars for the University System of Georgia, major hospitals and a state transportation authority.

In the defense of medical malpractice claims, Richard Rivera is “Lawyer of the Year” in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has litigation experience in trial and appellate courts. Richard routinely represents hospitals, doctors, nurses, allied medical professionals and their insurers, and his cases have involved anesthesia, obstetrics and gynecology, pulmonary embolism, pediatrics, and surgery.

In addition, a total of 77 Parker Poe attorneys were recognized by Best Lawyers for 2018. You can find the full list here.

About Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers is the oldest and among the most well-respected peer review publications in the legal profession. Its list of outstanding attorneys is compiled by conducting exhaustive peer review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough for recognition in Best Lawyers, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain in each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be recognized by Best Lawyers.

About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has approximately 200 lawyers in seven 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.

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 expertise needed to conduct seamless business worldwide.