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Ward and Smith Recognized in the “Best Law Firms” List for 2022

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 Best Lawyers

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® has named Ward and Smith among the “Best Law Firms” for 2022.

The annual ranking honors firms for professional excellence with persistently impressive reviews from clients and peers.  Rankings are presented in tiers, which signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise, and then listed on a national or a metropolitan scale.

U.S. News and Best Lawyers® incorporated Greenville into the Raleigh metropolitan area and New Bern into the Wilmington metropolitan area for ranking purposes.  

In total, Ward and Smith was recognized in 23 practice areas.


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Wilmington/New Bern

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In order to be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the United States. More information on the “Best Law Firms” methodology can be found here.

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