Best Lawyers Names 6 Ward and Smith Attorneys as "Lawyer of the Year"

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Best Lawyers has named six Ward and Smith attorneys as "Lawyer of the Year" in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America

This honor is awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region and who were already recognized in a Best Lawyers edition. Only one attorney is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location.

The Ward and Smith attorneys named 2023 as "Lawyer of the Year" are:


Joanne Badr Morgan Joanne Badr
Real Estate Law                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


Lance MartinLance Martin
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law                                                                                                                         



Trip CoyneTrip Coyne
Litigation - Construction                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


Jeremy WilsonJeremy Wilson
Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs                                                                                                                                                                                            


New Bern

Lauren Taylor QuinnLauren Taylor Quinn
Family Law 



Jim WilsonJim Wilson
Health Care Law                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


In addition to these rankings, Best Lawyers® also named nearly half of Ward and Smith's attorneys to "Best Lawyers in America" for 2023. You can read all about it here.

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