25 Ward and Smith Attorneys Recognized as 2020 "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars"

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Ward and Smith is proud to announce that Super Lawyers has recognized 25 of the firm's attorneys as leaders in their respective areas of law.

The publication selected 14 attorneys as 2020 "Super Lawyers," an honor only awarded to 5% of North Carolina attorneys each year, and 11 as 2020 "Rising Stars," only 2.5% of attorneys receive this recognition in the state. 

2020 Super Lawyers

Ward and Smith attorneys recognized as 2020 Super Lawyers include:

Don EglintonBusiness Litigation
Charles EllisPersonal Injury – General: Plaintiff
Brad EvansBusiness Litigation
Lynwood EvansPersonal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Paul FanningCreditor Debtor Rights: Business
Bill Lathan, Business/Corporate
Steven LongEmployee Benefits
John MartinBusiness Litigation*
Lance MartinCreditor Debtor Rights: Business
Will Oden, Employment & Labor: Employer
Greg PeacockEstate Planning & Probate
Gary Rickner, Business Litigation
Ryal TayloeConstruction Litigation: Business
Ken Wooten, Business Litigation

John Martin was selected for inclusion in the Top 100 Super Lawyers for 2020, based on a peer survey.

11 Attorneys are Rising Stars

Ward and Smith attorneys recognized as 2020 Rising Stars are:

Marla Bowman, Business Litigation
Virginia CarterEstate Planning & Probate
Whitney Campbell ChristensenGovernment Relations
Zac LambEstate Planning & Probate
Michael ParrishBusiness Litigation
Lauren Taylor QuinnFamily Law
Tyler Russell, Creditor Debtor Rights
Allen TraskBusiness Litigation
Hayley WellsEmployment & Labor: Employer
Devon WilliamsEmployment & Labor: Employer
Jeremy WilsonPersonal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Super Lawyers recognizes 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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