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Thirty-four Ward and Smith Attorneys Listed in 2015 Best Lawyers®

Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.  A listing in Best Lawyers® is widely regarded by legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.  For more than three decades, Best Lawyers® lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public.

Ward and Smith, P.A. attorneys recognized as 2015 Best Lawyers® include:

Asheville
Derek J. Allen (2009)

            Land Use and Zoning Law
            Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
William S. Durr (2013)
            Family Law
Lance P. Martin (2015)
            Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Michael L. Miller (1991)
            Arbitration
            Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
            Mediation
            Tax Law
            Trusts and Estates

Greenville
A. Charles Ellis (1995)
            Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
            Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Lynwood P. Evans (2013)
            Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
Paul A. Fanning (2011)

            Banking and Finance Law
            Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
            Litigation – Bankruptcy
Michael P. Flanagan (1995)
            Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
            Litigation – Bankruptcy
Merrill G. Jones, II (2013)
            Corporate Law
John M. Martin (1995)
            Family Law
            Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

New Bern
James Lee Davis (1993)

          Real Estate Law
Donalt J. Eglinton (2009)
            Commercial Litigation
            Copyright Law
            Litigation – Construction
            Litigation – Intellectual Property
            Litigation – Patent
            Patent Law
            Trademark Law
S. McKinley Gray, III (2009)
            Litigation – Labor and Employment
            Workers' Compensation Law – Employers
William R. Lathan, Jr. (2005)
            Banking and Finance Law
            Financial Services Regulation Law
Gregory T. Peacock (2010)
            Litigation – Trusts and Estates
            Trusts and Estates
C. H. Pope, Jr. (1995)
            Land Use and Zoning Law
            Real Estate Law
            Timber Law
E. Knox Proctor V (2010)
            Administrative / Regulatory Law
            Banking and Finance Law
            Corporate Law
            Financial Services Regulation Law
Clint D. Routson (2005)
            Real Estate Law
Frank H. Sheffield, Jr. (1995)
            Environmental Law
            Litigation – Environmental
J. Troy Smith, Jr. (1987)
            Bet-the-Company Litigation
            Commercial Litigation
            Corporate Law
David L. Ward, Jr. (1983)
            Banking and Finance Law
            Corporate Law
            Financial Services Regulation Law
            International Trade and Finance Law
            Litigation – Antitrust
Leigh A. Wilkinson (2010)
            Health Care Law
A. Rexford Willis, III (2012)
            Corporate Law
            Tax Law
Kenneth R. Wooten (2005)
            Bet-the-Company Litigation
            Commercial Litigation
            Litigation – Construction

Raleigh
William Joseph Austin, Jr. (2009)

            Employment Law – Management
            Labor Law – Management
            Workers' Compensation Law – Employers
Albert R. Bell, Jr. (1995)
            Employment Law – Management
            Labor Law – Management
Stuart B. Dorsett (2001)
            Trusts and Estates
William E. Martin (2013)
            Real Estate Law
E. Eric Mills (2012)
            Copyright Law
Gary J. Rickner (1995)

            Bet-the-Company Litigation
            Commercial Litigation
            Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
James F. Verdonik (1995)
            Corporate Law
            Technology Law
            Venture Capital Law

Wilmington
Thomas S. Babel (2013)

            Commercial Litigation
Jenna Fruechtenicht Butler (2010)
            Commercial Litigation
            Litigation – Securities
            Litigation – Trusts and Estates
            Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Ryal W. Tayloe (2009)
            Litigation – Construction
            Litigation – Real Estate


(Year)  First year the lawyer was listed.

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