Twenty-three Ward and Smith, P.A. Attorneys Recognized as 2016 "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars"

Twenty-three Ward and Smith, P.A. attorneys have been recognized as "Super Lawyers" or "Rising Stars" in the 2016 edition of North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine.  Attorneys are chosen as being "Super Lawyers" or "Rising Stars" through a statewide nomination process, peer review by practice area, and independent research on candidates.  Only five percent of North Carolina attorneys are chosen each year.  Twenty-two attorneys from Ward and Smith made the 2016 list, nine of whom are acknowledged as Rising Stars.  

The attorneys and the area of practice in which they were acknowledged include: 

Albert R. Bell, Jr.Employment & Labor
Donalt J. EglintonBusiness Litigation
A. Charles EllisPersonal Injury General: Plaintiff
E. Bradley EvansBusiness Litigation
Lynwood P. EvansPersonal Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Paul A. FanningCreditor Debtor Rights
John M. MartinBusiness Litigation
Lance P. MartinCreditor Debtor Rights
Michael L. MillerEmployee Benefits
Gary J. RicknerBusiness Litigation
J. Troy Smith, Jr.Business/Corporate
Ryal W. TayloeConstruction Litigation
Kenneth R. WootenBusiness Litigation

Ward and Smith attorneys recognized as 2016 Rising Stars® include:

Lauren Taylor ArnetteFamily Law
Matthew A. Cordell — Business/Corporate
Edward J. "Trip" Coyne, IIIBusiness Litigation
Angela P. DoughtyIntellectual Property
Zachary F. LambEstate & Probate
Caroline B. McLeanBusiness Litigation
William A. Oden, IIIEmployment & Labor
Michael J. ParrishBusiness Litigation
Allen N. Trask, IIIBusiness Litigation
Hayley R. WellsEmployment & Labor

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