Forty-Six Smith Anderson Lawyers Recognized as 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

January 22, 2016

Smith Anderson is pleased to announce that 35 of its lawyers have been named 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers®, and 11 additional lawyers were selected as 2016 North Carolina “Rising Stars.” The annual lists are published by Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers in North Carolina who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. 

The 35 lawyers below are Smith Anderson’s 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers:

In addition, Christopher Smith and Michael Mitchell were included on the “Top 100” list for North Carolina, and Anne Croteau was included on the “Top 50 Women” list for North Carolina. These lists feature the most highly ranked Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers also recognizes North Carolina “Rising Stars.” These individuals are lawyers who the publication believes are the top up-and-coming lawyers in the state, who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. The 11 lawyers below are Smith Anderson’s 2016 North Carolina “Rising Stars”:

For more information on recent recognition that Smith Anderson and its lawyers have received from clients, peers and the business community, please visit


About Smith Anderson
Founded in 1912, Smith Anderson has grown to become the largest business and litigation law firm headquartered in the world-renowned Research Triangle region and one of the largest in North Carolina. We provide a full range of legal services to a diverse and dynamic group of regional, national and international companies. Over 100 years of practicing law has grounded our Firm’s culture, informed our perspective, and provided us the insight necessary to help our clients succeed. Over time, our core principles have remained unchanged. We remain personally dedicated to the success, prosperity and betterment of our clients and the communities we serve. For more information, please visit

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. For more information, please visit

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