Best Lawyers®, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named four Ward and Smith attorneys as 2015 "Lawyer of the Year." Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each North Carolina metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year."
Ward and Smith attorneys recognized as 2015 Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" are:
Derek J. Allen – Litigation – Land Use and Zoning – Asheville
Gregory T. Peacock – Trusts and Estates – Wilmington
C. H. Pope, Jr. – Real Estate Law – Wilmington
Kenneth R. Wooten – Litigation – Construction – Wilmington
Mr. Peacock, Mr. Pope, and Mr. Wooten predominantly practice from the Firm's New Bern office. Best Lawyers® includes New Bern in the Wilmington metropolitan area. Accordingly, all three were recognized as a "Lawyer of the Year" for the Wilmington metropolitan area.