Smith Anderson Celebrates 99th Anniversary

August 25, 2011

Raleigh, NC (August 25, 2011) – On Friday, August 19, 2011, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell and Jernigan, L.L.P. celebrated 99 years of service to clients, the community and the legal profession.

The firm has been ranked among many professional recognition organizations including The Best Lawyers in America, “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News Media Group, Legal Elite, and has earned top honors in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Smith Anderson is the largest law firm headquartered in the Triangle and one of the largest in North Carolina with 117 lawyers and more than 90 staff members. The Firm’s clients are found throughout the world and include Progress Energy, Quintiles Transnational, the N.C. Medical Society, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, Xerium Technologies, GlaxoSmithKline, The Pantry, Martin Marietta Materials, and Cree.

Smith Anderson confirmed its dedication to North Carolina and downtown Raleigh recently by extending its long-term lease to remain in the landmark Wachovia Capitol Center, one block from the State Capitol, where it has been the property’s anchor nonbank tenant since the building opened in 1991.

"On this occasion while we certainly look back with pride at the rich history of our firm and ahead to our 100th anniversary, our real focus is on serving the needs of our clients in today's challenging economic environment," said John Jernigan, Chairman.

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