Thirty-Four Smith Anderson Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in 2013 North Carolina Super Lawyers


RALEIGH, N.C. – Smith Anderson, the largest law firm headquartered in the Research Triangle, is pleased to announce that 34 of our lawyers were selected for inclusion in 2013 North Carolina Super Lawyers® and 10 additional lawyers were identified as 2013 North Carolina Rising Stars. The annual lists are published by Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. 

Smith Anderson’s 2013 North Carolina Super Lawyers include:

  • Zebulon D. Anderson, Employment & Labor
  • R. Marks Arnold, Business/Corporate Law
  • Francis C. Bagbey, Real Estate
  • James D. Blount, Jr., Civil Litigation Defense
  • Julian D. Bobbitt, Jr., Health Care
  • Curtis C. Brewer, IV, Business/Corporate Law
  • Martin H. Brinkley, Business/Corporate Law
  • Christopher B. Capel, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • James K. Dorsett, III, Business Litigation
  • Timothy S. Goettel, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • John L. Jernigan, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Rosemary G. Kenyon, Employment & Labor
  • Byron B. Kirkland, Business/Corporate Law
  • Kimberly J. Korando, Employment & Labor
  • Timothy P. Lehan, Personal Injury Defense
  • John D. Madden, Personal Injury Defense
  • Peter J. Marino, Construction/Surety Law
  • Jason L. Martinez, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • C. Steven Mason, Real Estate
  • Michael W. Mitchell, Business Litigation
  • William H. Moss, Personal Injury Defense
  • William W. Nelson, Tax
  • Stephen T. Parascandola, Environmental
  • Carl N. Patterson, Jr., Business Litigation
  • Lacy H. Reaves, Land Use/Zoning
  • Gerald F. Roach, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Walter R. Rogers, Jr., Tax
  • Michael P. Saber, Business/Corporate Law
  • Kerry A. Shad, Employment & Labor
  • Christopher G. Smith, Business Litigation
  • Samuel G. Thompson, Personal Injury Defense
  • Donald H. Tucker, Jr., Business Litigation
  • Kirk G. Warner, Personal Injury Defense
  • Craig B. Wheaton, Employee Benefits/ERISA

Super Lawyers also recognizes Rising Stars, the top up-and-coming lawyers in the state -- those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. Following are Smith Anderson’s 2013 North Carolina Rising Stars:

  • Caroline N. Belk, Environmental
  • Francisco J. Benzoni, Business Litigation
  • Joshua D. Bryant, Tax
  • Alicia A. Gilleskie, Consumer Law, Information Technology/Outsourcing
  • John H. Jo, Business Litigation
  • Matthew G. T. Martin, Construction Litigation
  • Brian D. Meacham, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • K. Alan Parry, Business Litigation
  • Dana E. Simpson, Government Relations
  • John R. Therien, Intellectual Property

Receiving additional recognition, Kimberly J. Korando is one of the top 50 women North Carolina Super Lawyers, and Michael W. Mitchell and Christopher G. Smith are recognized among the top 100 North Carolina Super Lawyers.

About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Super Lawyers Magazine features the list and profiles of selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country.

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