20 Ward and Smith Attorneys Named as a "Legal Elite" by BNC

Business North Carolina ("BNC") has recognized 17 Ward and Smith attorneys as Legal Elite for 2019. 

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 2019 Legal Elite are:

Lauren ArnetteLauren Arnette, Family

 

 

 

Wes Camden, Criminal*      

 

 

 

Alex DaleAlex Dale, Appellate

 

 

 

Angela DoughtyAngela Doughty, Intellectual Property         

 

 

 

Paul FanningPaul Fanning, Bankruptcy

 

 

 

Sam FranckSam Franck, Real Estate        

 

 

 

Lee HodgeLee Hodge, Business

 

 

 

Paige InmanPaige Inman, Young Guns    

 

 

  

Will OdenWill Oden, Employment

 

 

 

Caitlin PoeCaitlin Poe, Criminal

 

 

 

Joe SchoutenJoe Schouten, Litigation

 

 

 

John SloanJohn Sloan, Tax-Estate Planning       

 

 

 

Troy SmithTroy Smith, Business

 

 

 

Jason StricklandJason Strickland, Construction

 

 

 

Amy WangAmy Wang, Environmental

 

 

 

Devon WilliamsDevon Williams, Employment

 

 

 

Jeremy WilsonJeremy Wilson, Young Guns

 

 

 

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

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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