Business North Carolina has recognized 13 Ward and Smith attorneys as 2021 "Legal Elites."
Of the thousands of lawyers practicing across the state, only about 4% achieve this recognition.
Since 2002, the magazine has honored Tar Heel lawyers by publishing its annual list of North Carolina's top lawyers in business-related categories. Winners are chosen not by editors, but by the state's lawyers. Business North Carolina's Legal Elite includes the top lawyers chosen using a statewide ballot.
Ward and Smith attorneys recognized as Legal Elites include:
Included in the Legal Elite Hall of Fame are Jim Creekman (retired), Brad Evans, Amy Wang, and David Ward (Counsel Emeritus). This means they received the most votes in a category and are no longer eligible for the annual list.
Click here to read Business North Carolina's methodology behind selecting attorneys for Legal Elite.