30 Ward and Smith Attorneys Recognized as 2018 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars'

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Super Lawyers is recognizing 30 Ward and Smith attorneys in its 2018 "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" lists. These lists are published annually in the North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine and include fewer than five percent of lawyers from across the state. Attorneys are named "Super Lawyers" or "Rising Stars" through a statewide nomination process that includes an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.

Ward and Smith attorneys recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers® include:

Tom Babel, Business Litigation

Al Bell, Employment & Labor: Employer

Wes Camden, Criminal Defense: White Collar

Don Eglinton, Business Litigation

Charles Ellis, Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff

Brad Evans, Business Litigation

Lynwood Evans, Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Paul Fanning, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business

Steven Long, Employee Benefits

John Martin, Business Litigation

Lance Martin, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business

Greg Peacock, Estate Planning & Probate

Gary Rickner, Business Litigation

Troy Smith, Business/Corporate

Ryal Tayloe, Construction Litigation: Business

Ken Wooten, Business Litigation

Ward and Smith attorneys recognized as 2018 Rising Stars® include:

Lauren Taylor Arnette, Family Law

Joanne Badr, Banking

Virginia Carter, Estate Planning & Probate

Whitney Campbell Christensen, Government Relations

Trip Coyne, General Litigation

Angela Doughty, Intellectual Property

Zac Lamb, Estate Planning & Probate

Caroline McLean, Business Litigation

Will Oden, Employment & Labor:  Employer

Michael Parrish, Business Litigation

Caitlin Poe, Criminal Defense:  White Collar

Allen Trask, Business Litigation

Hayley Wells, Employment & Labor: Employer

Jeremy Wilson, Personal 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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