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Best Lawyers Honors 83 Parker Poe Attorneys for 2019

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  • August 15, 2018

Charlotte, N.C. – Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce that 83 of its attorneys have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, whose rankings are among the highest standard in the legal industry. In addition, 11 Parker Poe attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” for their practice areas and geographic locations.

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 2019 edition, more than 7 million votes were analyzed and less than 5 percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. made the cut.

All seven of Parker Poe’s offices had at least two attorneys recognized. 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

  • Matthew W. Nichols (2013)
    • Public Finance Law
  • Ellen W. Smith (2017)
    • Land Use and Zoning Law
    • Litigation - Real Estate
    • Real Estate Law

Charleston, South Carolina

  • Robert C. Byrd (2012)
    • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • J. Ashley Cooper (2016)
    • Energy Law
    • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Thomas C. Hildebrand, Jr. (2010)
    • Construction Law
    • Litigation – Construction

Columbia, South Carolina

  • Simpson Z. Fant (2011)
    • Real Estate Law
  • Ray E. Jones (2010)
    • Economic Development Law
    • Public Finance Law
  • David B. Summer, Jr. (2005)
    • Administrative / Regulatory Law
    • Health Care Law
  • William R. Thomas (2019)
    • Health Care Law
  • 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
  • E. Tyler Smith (2008)
    • Public Finance Law
  • Timothy D. St. Clair (2008)
    • Litigation - Intellectual Property
    • Litigation - Patent
    • Patent Law
    • Trade Secrets Law
    • Trademark Law

Spartanburg, South Carolina

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

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
  • William L. Esser IV (2016)
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Jami Jackson Farris (2013)
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Kiah T. Ford IV (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
  • Irvin W. Hankins III (2003)
    • Commercial Litigation
  • R. Douglas Harmon (2007)
    • Mutual Funds Law
    • Securities / Capital Markets Law
    • Securities Regulation
  • Chip D. Holmes Jr. (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)
    • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Max E. Justice (1995)
    • Environmental Law
    • Litigation - Environmental
  • Charles B. Lee, Jr. (2013)
    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Corporate Law
  • Scott E. Leo (2008)
    • Public Finance Law
  • Craig T. Lynch (2011)
    • Real Estate Law
    • Preston Scott Manning (2018)
    • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • DeWitt F. McCarley (2016)
    • Municipal Law
  • Brent M. Milgrom, Jr. (2005)
    • Litigation - Real Estate
    • Real Estate Law
  • Bradley K. Overcash (2018)
    • Litigation - Health Care
  • 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
  • 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

Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Catharine Biggs Arrowood (2003)
    • Antitrust Law
    • Arbitration
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Patricia T. Bartis (2018)
    • Employment Law - Management
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Brandon G. Bordeaux (2018)
    • Real Estate Law
  • George T. Brady III (2018)
    • Corporate 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jeffrey A. Poley (2010)
    • Public Finance Law
  • Charles E. Raynal IV (2013)
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Real Estate Law
  • Katherine E. Ross (2019)
    • Municipal Law
  • Todd M. Rubin (2008)
    • Immigration Law
  • Frank E. Silber (2013)
    • Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
    • Copyright Law
    • Corporate Law
    • Patent Law
  • Christopher M. Thomas (2018)
    • Copyright Law
    • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • R. Bruce Thompson II (2008)
    • Administrative / Regulatory Law
    • Government Relations Practice
    • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Cynthia L. Wittmer (2009)
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation - Antitrust
    • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Matthew W. Wolfe (2019)
    • Health Care Law


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.

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