Smith Anderson Receives Top Listed Rankings from The Best Lawyers in America 2008

September 5, 2007

Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP is pleased to announce that 29 of its lawyers will appear in Best Lawyers 2008, the most of any firm in Raleigh. In addition, Smith Anderson was ranked #1 in Raleigh in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Medical Malpractice, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law, and Venture Capital Law, and #1 in the State of North Carolina in the areas of Securities Law, Venture Capital Law, and Medical Malpractice.

Firm lawyers also were listed in the following additional practice areas: Banking, Bankruptcy, Construction, Environmental, Government Relations, Health Care, Labor and Employment, Product Liability Litigation, Real Estate, Taxation, and Trust and Estates.

The Best Lawyers' recognition reinforces similar recognition recently received by Smith Anderson's Corporate/M&A practice from Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. For the second year in a row in the Corporate/M&A category, Smith Anderson retains the honor of having more lawyers ranked than any other law firm in the State. Three of the top 8 Corporate/M&A lawyers in the state and 4 of the 5 total lawyers ranked in the Triangle-area come from Smith Anderson.

Firm members included on the 2008 Best Lawyers' list are:

* Marks Arnold (Mergers & Acquisitions Law)
* Mark Ash (Commercial Litigation)
* Francis Bagbey (Real Estate Law)
* Bo Bobbitt (Health Care Law)
* Martin Brinkley (Mergers & Acquisitions Law)
* Chris Capel (Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Venture Capital Law)
* Jim Dorsett (Commercial Litigation)
* Dave Horne (Government Relations Law)
* John Jernigan (Banking Law; Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities Law)
* Byron Kirkland (Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities Law; Venture Capital Law)
* Kim Korando (Labor and Employment Law)
* Tim Lehan (Medical Malpractice Law; Personal Injury Litigation; Professional Malpractice Law)
* John Madden (Medical Malpractice Law)
* Pete Marino (Construction Law)
* Steve Mason (Real Estate Law)
* Merrill Mason (Securities Law; Venture Capital Law)
* Henry Mitchell (Corporate Law)
* Bill Moss (Medical Malpractice Law)
* Don Munford (Tax Law; Trusts and Estates)
* Bill Nelson (Tax Law)
* Steve Parascandola (Environmental Law)
* Carl Patterson (Commercial Litigation)
* Buck Priester (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law)
* Gerald Roach (Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities Law; Venture Capital Law)
* Walter Rogers (Tax Law; Trusts and Estates)
* Sammy Thompson (Medical Malpractice Law; Personal Injury Litigation)
* Sean Timmons (Health Care Law)
* Don Tucker (Commercial Litigation)
* Kirk Warner (Commercial Litigation; Product Liability Litigation)

About The Best Lawyers in America
The Best Lawyers in America includes lawyers in 78 practice areas from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Compiled annually, the list is based on "an exhaustive peer-review survey in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers." For more information about the research methodology and selection process, please refer to

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