18 Ward and Smith Attorneys Honored in 2023 Edition of Super Lawyers

Five golden stars

Super Lawyers, a renowned rating agency, is honoring 18 Ward and Smith attorneys for their exemplary legal services in North Carolina.

Thirteen distinguished attorneys have been recognized as 2023 Super Lawyers, an esteemed honor presented to only 5% of the state's practicing lawyers.  Additionally, five talented practitioners were selected for inclusion in the category of Rising Stars – a prestigious title bestowed upon just 2.5%. 

Ward and Smith attorneys recognized as 2023 Super Lawyers include:

Art DeBaugh Angela Doughty Charles Ellis Brad Evans  Lynwood Evans

Art DeBaugh
IP Law

Angela Doughty
IP Law

Charles Ellis
Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff

Brad Evans
Business Litigation

Lynwood Evans
Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

 Paul Fanning  Bill Lathan  John Martin  Lance Martin  Will Oden
Paul Fanning*
Creditor Debtor Rights
Bill Lathan
John Martin
Business Litigation
Lance Martin
Creditor Debtor Rights
Will Oden
Employment & Labor
Greg Peacock  Ryal Tayloe  Jeremy Wilson     
Greg Peacock
Estate Planning & Probate
Ryal Tayloe
Construction Litigation
Jeremy Wilson
Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff

Based on a peer survey, Paul Fanning was also selected for inclusion in the 2023 Top 100 Super Lawyers List

Ward and Smith attorneys recognized as 2023 Rising Stars are:

Whitney Campbell Christensen  Xavier Lightfoot   Emily Massey  Tyler Russell Allen Trask 
Whitney Campbell Christensen
Government Relations
X. Lightfoot
Employment & Labor
Emily Massey
Employment & Labor
Tyler Russell
Cannabis Law
Allen Trask
Business Litigation

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. Visit Super Lawyers for additional information about the recognition methodology.

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