Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP, received the highest ranking of any Triangle area law firm in Corporate/M&A, and Litigation and was also ranked in the area of Real Estate in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2004-2005 edition. Quoting unbiased third-party colleagues and competitors, Smith Anderson possesses “a set of highly skilled lawyers who are constantly working for your benefit,” and is “a thorough and professional outfit that gives real value for money.”
Five Smith Anderson lawyers were recognized as “leaders in their field.” The individual lawyers listed in Chambers include: John L. Jernigan, Gerald F. Roach, and Byron B. Kirkland for Corporate/M&A; Carl N. Patterson, Jr., for Litigation and C. Steven Mason for Real Estate.
Law firm and individual lawyer rankings for Chambers USA are gathered through in-depth interviews with clients and competitors. According to Chambers and Partners’, rankings are judged on qualities such as technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients.