Ward and Smith, P.A. congratulates our attorneys selected for inclusion in 2014's North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine as "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars." Attorneys are chosen as being "Super Lawyers" or "Rising Stars" through a statewide nomination process, peer review by practice area, and independent research on the qualifications of candidates. Only five percent of North Carolina attorneys are chosen each year. Twenty-one attorneys from the Firm made the 2014 list, nine of whom are "Rising Stars."
Our "Super Lawyers" are: Albert R. Bell, Jr., Employment & Labor; Stuart B. Dorsett, Estate & Probate; Donalt J. Eglinton, Business Litigation; A. Charles Ellis, Personal Injury General: Plaintiff; Paul A. Fanning, Creditor Debtor Rights; John M. Martin, Business Litigation; Michael L. Miller, Estate & Probate; Gary J. Rickner, Business Litigation; Frank H. Sheffield, Jr., Environmental; J. Troy Smith, Jr., Business/Corporate; Ryal W. Tayloe, Construction Litigation; and Kenneth R. Wooten, Business Litigation.
Our "Rising Stars" are: Lauren T. Arnette, Family Law; Matthew A. Cordell; Business/Corporate; Angela P. Doughty, Intellectual Property; Samuel B. Franck, Real Estate; William A. Oden, III, Employment & Labor; Michael J. Parrish, Business Litigation; Jason T. Strickland, Business Litigation; Allen N. Trask, III; Business Litigation; and Hayley R. Wells, Employment & Labor.