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28 Ward and Smith Attorneys Recognized as 2019 “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars”

Ward and Smith is thrilled to announce that 28 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019’s North Carolina Super Lawyers and Rising Stars® lists.

Around five percent of attorneys from across the state are recognized as “Super Lawyers,” and fewer than three percent are named as “Rising Stars.”

Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Ward and Smith attorneys recognized as 2019 Super Lawyers® include:

Derek Allen, Land Use/Zoning
Tom Babel, Business Litigation
Al Bell, Employment & Labor: Employer
Wes Camden, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Don Eglinton, Business Litigation
Charles Ellis, Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff
Brad Evans, Business Litigation
Lynwood Evans, Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Paul Fanning, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
Steven Long, Employee Benefits
John Martin, Business Litigation
Lance Martin, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
Greg Peacock, Estate Planning & Probate
Gary Rickner, Business Litigation
Ryal Tayloe, Construction Litigation: Business
Ken Wooten, Business Litigation

Ward and Smith attorneys recognized as 2019 Rising Stars® include:

Lauren Taylor Arnette, Family Law
Virginia Carter, Estate Planning & Probate
Whitney Campbell Christensen, Government Relations
Trip Coyne, General Litigation
Angela Doughty, Intellectual Property
Zac Lamb, Estate Planning & Probate
Michael Parrish, Business Litigation
Caitlin Poe, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Allen Trask, Business Litigation
Hayley Wells, Employment & Labor: Employer
Devon Williams, Employment & Labor: Employer
Jeremy Wilson, Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff

Super Lawyers recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. Visit Super Lawyers for additional information about the recognition methodology.

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