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Business North Carolina Names Eight Parker Poe Attorneys Among 2023 Legal Elite

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  • January 01, 2023

Charlotte, N.C. – Business North Carolina has named eight Parker Poe attorneys to its 2023 Legal Elite rankings. Each year, members of the NC Bar living in North Carolina receive a ballot to vote on the Legal Elite, resulting in a list the magazine describes as “the state’s best attorneys, selected by their peers.”

Approximately 3% of attorneys in the state were selected as elite this year. Below are the Parker Poe attorneys and the categories in which they were recognized.


Jason Herndon is a partner in Raleigh who advises clients on construction claims litigation, in-project dispute avoidance, and contract drafting and negotiation issues. He is a previous chair of the North Carolina Bar Association's Construction Law Section.


Brian Cromwell is a partner in the Charlotte office and serves on Parker Poe’s board of directors. Brian counsels clients on regulatory enforcement issues, white collar criminal defense, civil litigation, fintech, and internal investigations.


Patti Bartis has defended employers facing discrimination claims and assisted employers in complying with employment laws for more than 25 years. She also serves as Parker Poe’s Raleigh Office Development Partner.


Steve Weber has been an environmental lawyer at Parker Poe for nearly 30 years. Steve focuses his practice on environmental, administrative, and municipal law, as well as class action litigation.


Morgan Rogers is a partner in Charlotte who focuses his practice on commercial litigation and real estate transactions. Morgan is also a leader within Parker Poe, serving as the firm’s Charlotte Office Development Partner.

Tax & Estate Planning

Megan Dunham advises clients on estate, trust, and tax issues. She designs creative and flexible estate planning solutions to balance opposing estate tax and income tax issues, as a result allowing clients to minimize transfer tax exposure and maximize income tax benefits while achieving their personal and familial succession goals.

Young Guns

Tory Summey is a partner in Charlotte who focuses on employment counseling and litigation. On the counseling front, he helps employers navigate complex and ever-changing federal and state laws and regulations that govern the modern employment relationship.

Corri Hopkins is an associate in Raleigh who represents corporations, health care providers, and individuals in complex corporate litigation. She represents clients in state and federal court in a variety of business disputes, including class actions, noncompete violations, and corporate governance litigation.

About Parker Poe

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 275 lawyers in eight offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Washington, DC. The firm provides legal counsel to many of the Southeast's largest companies and local governments.

Parker Poe is a member of two leading international legal networks: TerraLex and the Employment Law Alliance. TerraLex and the ELA have chosen Parker Poe to help guide clients through global business challenges.