For the fourth consecutive year since publication of its US client guides began in 2003, Chambers and Partners has recognized Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP (Smith Anderson) in the areas of Corporate/M&A; Employment; Litigation (General Commercial); and Real Estate. Smith Anderson lawyers individually ranked as among the best in the state this year are:
* Kimberly J. Korando
Litigation (General Commercial):
* Carl N. Patterson, Jr.
* C. Steven Mason
In the Corporate/M&A category, Chambers noted that Smith Anderson is "blessed with having one of the largest and most respected teams in the market." With 3 of the top 7 lawyers in the state ranked in the first and second tiers, Smith Anderson has more lawyers ranked in Corporate/M&A than any other law firm in the State.
As a result of extensive interviews, comments provided to Chambers by Firm clients about Smith Anderson include: "its [corporate/M&A] lawyers are known for bringing as much to the transaction as possible;" Smith Anderson has a "responsive team of [employment] lawyers that speak a tremendously straight-forward language and maintain a wonderful corporate focus;" the Firm has a commercial litigation practice with "excellent interaction;" and Smith Anderson has a "very thorough and professional [real estate] team in all its dealings."
About Chambers USA
Chambers and Partners began publishing legal guides in 1990 with the launch of the Chambers Directory in the United Kingdom. Led by a former British barrister and industry lawyer, the company now publishes legal guides worldwide. To compile the fourth edition of Chambers USA this year, 40 full-time researchers spent over 6 months researching including conducting over 10,000 in-depth interviews with clients and lawyers. The British Market Research Bureau audits the research conducted annually and has approved the research methodology adopted by Chambers for the US Guides.