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Smith Anderson Ranked #1 by The Best Lawyers in America in 19 Categories

11.16.2009

Raleigh (July 30, 2009) - Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked #1 in 19 categories by The Best Lawyers in America 2010®. The following reflects Smith Anderson’s rankings:

  • Ranked #1 in North Carolina in Securities Law with 7 lawyers
  • Ranked #1 in North Carolina in Venture Capital Law with 5 lawyers
  • Ranked #1 in North Carolina in Medical Malpractice Law with 4 lawyers
  • Ranked #1 in North Carolina in Government Relations with 2 lawyers
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh with 35 lawyers recognized
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Banking Law with 1 lawyer
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law with 1 lawyer
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Commercial Litigation with 5 lawyers
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Corporate Law with 7 lawyers
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Employee Benefits Law with 1 lawyer
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh Government Relations Law with 2 lawyers
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Mergers and Acquisitions Law with 6 lawyers
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Medical Malpractice Law with 4 lawyers
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Professional Malpractice Law with 1 lawyer
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Real Estate Law with 3 lawyers
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Securities Law with 7 lawyers
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Venture Capital Law with 5 lawyers
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Tax Law with 3 lawyers
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Trusts and Estates with 2 lawyers

Individual Smith Anderson lawyers are also listed in the following practice areas: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Construction, Environmental, Health Care, Land Use and Zoning, Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liability Litigation.

Listed below are the 35 Smith Anderson lawyers included in the 2010 list and the areas of practice for which they received recognition:

  • Marks Arnold (Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Corporate Law)
  • Mark Ash (Commercial Litigation; Bet-the-Company Litigation)
  • Francis Bagbey (Real Estate Law)
  • Amy Batten (Securities Law)
  • Bo Bobbitt (Health Care Law)
  • Martin Brinkley (Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Corporate Law)
  • Chris Capel (Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities Law; Venture Capital Law)
  • Jim Dorsett (Commercial Litigation; Bet-the-Company 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)
  • Caryn McNeill (Employee Benefits 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)
  • Lacy Reaves (Land Use & Zoning Law; Real Estate Law)
  • Gerald Roach (Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities Law; Venture Capital Law)
  • Walter Rogers (Tax Law; Trusts and Estates)
  • Mike Saber (Securities Law; Venture Capital Law)
  • Kerry Shad (Labor & Employment Law)
  • Dana Simpson (Government Relations Law)
  • Sammy Thompson (Medical Malpractice Law; Personal Injury Litigation)
  • Sean Timmons (Health Care Law)
  • Don Tucker (Commercial Litigation; Bet-the-Company Litigation)
  • Kirk Warner (Commercial Litigation; Product Liability Litigation; Bet-the-Company Litigation)

About The Best Lawyers in America

The Best Lawyers in America guide is "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 www.bestlawyers.com.

About Smith Anderson

Since its inception in 1912, Smith Anderson has grown to become the largest Triangle-based law firm and one of the largest in North Carolina. Representing diverse organizations with local, state, national and international interests, our lawyers focus on building and strengthening relationships by understanding our clients' businesses and customizing our legal solutions accordingly. Our commitment to our clients also extends to our community and profession.

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