Ward and Smith Recognized as a 2019 "Best Law Firm"

For the ninth year, U.S. News – Best Lawyers® has recognized Ward and Smith in its 2019 "Best Law Firms" edition.

The annual publication honors firms for professional excellence with persistently impressive reviews from clients and peers.  Rankings are presented in tiers, which signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise, and then listed on a national or a metropolitan scale. For ranking purposes, U.S. News and Best Lawyers® incorporated Greenville into the Raleigh metropolitan area and New Bern into the Wilmington metropolitan area.  

Ward and Smith was ranked in 32 practice areas in the 2019 guide.

Asheville

Tier 1
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation-Land Use & Zoning
Real Estate Law

Tier 2
Family Law
Land Use & Zoning Law

Raleigh

Tier 1
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Employment Law-Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation-Bankruptcy
Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs
Patent Law
Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs

Tier 2
Banking and Finance Law
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Family Law
Litigation-Construction
Real Estate Law
Technology Law
Trusts & Estates Law
Venture Capital Law

Tier 3
Biotechnology Law
Litigation-Labor & Employment
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tax Law

Wilmington

Tier 1
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Health Care Law
International Trade and Finance Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation-Construction
Litigation-Intellectual Property
Litigation-Trusts & Estates
Real Estate Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Tier 2
Arbitration
Construction Law
Litigation-Labor & Employment
Litigation-Real Estate
Mediation
Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs
Workers' Compensation Law-Employers

In order to be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the United States. For the 2019 edition, 44 Ward and Smith attorneys were selected. More information on the "Best Law Firms" methodology can be found here.

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U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2019 Best Law Firms Press Release

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