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 BellEmployment & Labor: Employer
Wes Camden, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Don EglintonBusiness Litigation
Charles EllisPersonal Injury – General: Plaintiff
Brad Evans, Business Litigation
Lynwood EvansPersonal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Paul FanningCreditor Debtor Rights: Business
Steven LongEmployee Benefits
John MartinBusiness Litigation
Lance MartinCreditor Debtor Rights: Business
Greg PeacockEstate Planning & Probate
Gary Rickner, Business Litigation
Ryal TayloeConstruction Litigation: Business
Ken Wooten, Business Litigation

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

Lauren Taylor ArnetteFamily Law
Virginia CarterEstate Planning & Probate
Whitney Campbell ChristensenGovernment Relations
Trip CoyneGeneral Litigation
Angela DoughtyIntellectual Property
Zac LambEstate Planning & Probate
Michael Parrish, Business Litigation
Caitlin Poe, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Allen TraskBusiness Litigation
Hayley WellsEmployment & Labor: Employer
Devon Williams, Employment & Labor: Employer
Jeremy WilsonPersonal 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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