Best Lawyers Honors 83 Parker Poe Attorneys for 2019

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.


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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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