Ward and Smith Attorneys Recognized as 2011 "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars"

Ward and Smith, P.A. is pleased to announce the inclusion of 16 of our attorneys in North Carolina Super Lawyers.  The selection process, research, and balloting for "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" is conducted by the publishers of Law & Politics magazine, and their use of a multi‑step evaluation process results in a diverse and comprehensive listing of outstanding attorneys.  Only 5 percent of North Carolina attorneys are included in this prestigious group.

The Ward and Smith attorneys acknowledged as "Super Lawyers" are:

Albert R. Bell, Jr. 
Employment & Labor

Donalt J. Eglinton 
Business Litigation
Frank H. Sheffield, Jr. 
Jenna Fruechtenicht Butler 
Estate & Trust Litigation
Paul A. Fanning 
Bankruptcy &
Creditor/Debtor Rights

J. Troy Smith, Jr. 
Stuart B. Dorsett 
Estate Planning & Probate

A. Charles Ellis
Personal Injury Plaintiff: General

John M. Martin 
Business Litigation
Kenneth R. Wooten 
Business Litigation


Gary J. Rickner 
Business Litigation


The Ward and Smith attorneys recognized as "Rising Stars" are: 

Derek J. Allen 
Land Use/Zoning

E. Bradley Evans 
Business Litigation

 Stuart B. Dorsett and Gary J. Rickner also were included in the Top 100 list.


 * Please see www.superlawyers.com/north-carolina for an explanation of the standards of membership for the listing above.

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