Smith Anderson commercial litigators Carl Patterson and Mark Ash were selected for inclusion as North Carolina 'Litigation Stars' in the premiere edition of Benchmark: Litigation The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Lawyers. Smith Anderson's Commercial Litigation practice also received a recommended ranking.
Mr. Patterson heads Smith Anderson's Commercial Litigation practice and Mr. Ash is a senior partner.
Published by Legal Media Group, Benchmark selected lawyers and firms for inclusion in this guide through a multi-step research process that included interviews with in-house counsel, business owners and other legal professionals. www.benchmarklitigation.com
The guide notes that, based on market sources and their extensive research, Mr. Patterson "is very well regarded" and has represented companies "against breach of duty allegations, worked in securities fraud cases, and represented buyers and sellers in sales disputes." Mr. Ash "also received praise for his general commercial work and specialty in aviation litigation." The guide reports that "Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan is a full service [commercial litigation] shop that clients and peers definitely recommended."