15 Ward and Smith Attorneys Recognized as a "Legal Elite"

Business North Carolina ("BNC") has recognized 12 Ward and Smith attorneys as Legal Elite for 2020. 

Since 2002, the publication has honored top attorneys from around the state who were chosen by their peers in the awarded legal category. Only about three percent of attorneys are selected for this distinction each year. 

The Ward and Smith attorneys recognized as 2020 Legal Elite are:

 Marla BowmanMarla Bowman, Young Guns

 

 

 

Angela DoughtyAngela Doughty, Intellectual Property         

 

 

 

Paul FanningPaul Fanning, Bankruptcy

 

 

 

Paige InmanPaige Inman, Family and Young Guns    

 

  

 

Deana LabriolaDeana Labriola, Business

 

 

 

John MartinJohn Martin, Appellate

 

 

 

Evan MusselwhiteEvan Musselwhite, Young Guns

 

 

 

Will OdenWill Oden, Employment

 

 

 

Jerry SayreJerry Sayre, Employment

 

 

 

Jason StricklandJason Strickland, Construction

 

 

 

Amy WangAmy Wang, Environmental

 

 

 

Devon WilliamsDevon Williams, Employment and Young Guns

 

 

 

Amy Wang also recognized by Business North Carolina as the top attorney in the Environmental category, meaning she received the most votes. She now joins Jim Creekman (retired), Brad Evans, and David Ward (retired) in the Legal Elite Hall of Fame. According to BNC's rules, she is no longer eligible to win in that same category.

Legal Elite Hall of Famers

Click here to view the entire Legal Elite list, as well as read Business North Carolina's methodology behind selecting attorneys for this distinction. 

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