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Best Lawyers Honors 97 Parker Poe Attorneys for 2022

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  • August 19, 2021

Charlotte, N.C. – Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce that 97 of its attorneys have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, whose rankings are among the highest standard in the legal industry. Eighteen Parker Poe attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” for their practice areas and geographic locations. In addition, 18 lawyers were recognized as "Ones to Watch."

Best Lawyers is the oldest peer review publication in the legal profession. For more than 30 years, it has relied on exhaustive peer review surveys to compile its rankings. The surveys go out to tens of thousands of leading lawyers, who then confidentially evaluate their peers. Attorneys are not allowed to pay any fee to participate or be listed. For the 2022 edition, 10.8 million votes were analyzed and approximately 6% of practicing attorneys in the U.S. made the cut.

Attorneys were ranked across a wide range of Parker Poe's practices and offices. Six attorneys were listed for the first time. Below are Parker Poe’s recognized attorneys, the years they were first recognized, and the practice areas in which they are ranked. 

Atlanta, Georgia

  • Jeffrey D. Cunningham (2021)
    • Corporate Law
  • David L. Pardue (2022)
    • Trade Secrets Law
  • Charles N. Pursley Jr. (2007)
    • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Ellen W. Smith (2017)
    • Land Use and Zoning Law
    • Real Estate Law
  • Elizabeth R. Story (2022)
    • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Christian F. Torgrimson (2019)
    • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
    • Litigation - Real Estate

Charleston, South Carolina

  • Robert C. Byrd (2012)
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • J. Ashley Cooper (2016)
    • Energy Law
    • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Elizabeth Applegate Dieck (2020)
    • Litigation - Environmental
  • Thomas C. Hildebrand, Jr. (2010)
    • Construction Law
    • Litigation - Construction

Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Michael G. Adams (2010)
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • John H. Beyer (2013)
    • Litigation - Health Care
    • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • P. Neal Cook (2013)
    • Banking and Finance Law
  • Eric H. Cottrell (2012)
    • Arbitration
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Brian S. Cromwell (2010)
    • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Jonathan M. Crotty (2009)
    • Employment Law - Management
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Jonathan W. Dion (2018)
    • Real Estate Law
  • Thomas D. Eatman, Jr. (1999)
    • Real Estate Law
  • Ashley A. Edwards (2021)
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • William L. Esser IV (2016)
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Jami Jackson Farris (2013)
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Chip Ford (2012)
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Anthony Fox (2007)
    • Land Use and Zoning Law
    • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
    • Municipal Law
  • Richard S. Glaser, Jr. (2008)
    • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    • Litigation - Health Care
    • Qui Tam Law
  • James N. Greene III (2009)
    • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
    • Tax Law
  • Thomas N. Griffin III (2001)
    • Environmental Law
    • Litigation - Environmental
  • John R. Hairr III (2013)
    • Corporate Law
  • R. Douglas Harmon (2007)
    • Mutual Funds Law
    • Securities / Capital Markets Law
    • Securities Regulation
  • Chip Holmes (2012)
    • Insurance Law
    • Litigation - Health Care
    • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Joy M. Hord (2007)
    • Health Care Law
  • Stephen R. Hunting (2012)
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Sarah F. Hutchins (2019)
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Charles B. Lee, Jr. (2013)
    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Corporate Law
  • Scott E. Leo (2008)
    • Public Finance Law
  • Brandon K. Lewisohn (2022)
    • Banking and Finance Law
  • Craig T. Lynch (2011)
    • Real Estate Law
  • Scott Manning (2018)
    • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Mac McCarley (2008)
    • Municipal Law
  • Brent M. Milgrom, Jr. (2005)
    • Litigation - Real Estate
    • Real Estate Law
  • Jeffrey J. Morris (2021)
    • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
    • Tax Law
  • Bradley K. Overcash (2018)
    • Litigation - Health Care
    • Litigation - Insurance
  • LaToya B. Parker (2022)
    • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Shalanna L. Pirtle (2021)
    • Employment Law - Management
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • J. William Porter (2003)
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • William F. Potts, Jr. (2008)
    • Real Estate Law
  • Thomas M. Quirk (2012)
    • Real Estate Law
  • Richard J. Rivera (2016)
    • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Richard K. Schell (2007)
    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Scott A. Shail (2020)
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Roy L. Smart III (2003)
    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Wanda C. Townsend (2013)
    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Real Estate Law
  • S. Rogers Warner, Jr. (2010)
    • Health Care Law
  • Steven D. Weber (2011)
    • Environmental Law
    • Litigation - Environmental
  • Keith M. Weddington (2006)
    • Employment Law - Management
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • A. Grant Whitney, Jr. (2010)
    • Real Estate Law
  • Stacy K. Wood (2007)
    • Arbitration
    • Employment Law - Management
    • Labor Law - Management
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Columbia, South Carolina

  • Walter H. Cartin (2021)
    • Health Care Law
    • Litigation - Health Care
  • Simpson Z. Fant (2011)
    • Real Estate Law
  • M. Todd Haynie III (2021)
    • Commercial Finance Law
  • Ray E. Jones (2010)
    • Economic Development Law
    • Public Finance Law
  • Sam C. Moses (2020)
    • Economic Development Law
  • David B. Summer, Jr. (2005)
    • Administrative / Regulatory Law
    • Health Care Law
  • William R. Thomas (2019)
    • Health Care Law
    • Litigation - Health Care
  • James Lynn Werner (2007)
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Construction Law
    • Government Contracts
    • Litigation - Construction
    • Litigation - Environmental

Greenville, South Carolina

  • Richard L. Few, Jr. (2012)
    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Amy Allen Hinson (2021)
    • Litigation - Intellectual Property
    • Trademark Law
  • E. Tyler Smith (2008)
    • Public Finance Law
  • Timothy D. St. Clair (2008)
    • Litigation - Intellectual Property
    • Litigation - Patent
    • Patent Law
    • Trade Secrets Law
    • Trademark Law

Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Patricia T. Bartis (2018)
    • Employment Law - Management
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Brandon G. Bordeaux (2018)
    • Real Estate Law
  • Henry C. Campen, Jr. (2007)
    • Administrative / Regulatory Law
    • Energy Law
  • Kevin L. Chignell (2013)
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Insurance Law
    • Litigation - Insurance
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Brian D. Darer (2021)
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Melanie Black Dubis (2013)
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation - Antitrust
    • Litigation - Securities
  • Jonathan E. Hall (2016)
    • Litigation - Insurance
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Robert Jason Herndon (2019)
    • Litigation - Construction
  • Kay Linn Miller Hobart (2019)
    • Tax Law
  • Rebecca B. Joyner (2017)
    • Public Finance Law
  • Russell B. Killen (2007)
    • Construction Law
    • Litigation - Construction
  • Tracy W. Kimbrell (2018)
    • Government Relations Practice
  • Robb A. Leandro (2018)
    • Health Care Law
  • Patrick M. Meacham (2021)
    • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Charles C. Meeker (2007)
    • Administrative / Regulatory Law
    • Government Relations Practice
    • Litigation - Municipal
    • Municipal Law
  • Renée J. Montgomery (2007)
    • Administrative / Regulatory Law
    • Health Care Law
  • William G. Pappas (2005)
    • Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
    • Corporate Law
  • Jacob R. Parrott III (2020)
    • Corporate Law
    • Real Estate Law
  • Jeffrey A. Poley (2010)
    • Public Finance Law
  • Charles E. Raynal IV (2013)
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Real Estate Law
  • Katherine E. Ross (2019)
    • Energy Law
    • Municipal Law
  • Todd M. Rubin (2008)
    • Immigration Law
  • Jamie S. Schwedler (2022)
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Frank E. Silber (2013)
    • Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
    • Copyright Law
    • Corporate Law
    • Patent Law
  • Christopher M. Thomas (2018)
    • Copyright Law
    • Litigation - Intellectual Property
    • Trade Secrets Law
    • Trademark Law
  • R. Bruce Thompson II (2008)
    • Administrative / Regulatory Law
    • Government Relations Practice
    • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

Spartanburg, South Carolina

  • Kevin A. Dunlap (2008)
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Environmental Law
    • Litigation - Environmental
  • Debra E. Kleman (2013)
    • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Washington, D.C.

  • Roderic L. Woodson (2007)
    • Municipal Law

About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 230 lawyers in eight offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. The firm provides legal counsel to many of the largest companies and local governments in the Southeast.

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