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Smith Anderson Lawyers Honored by Benchmark Litigation

November 6, 2009

Raleigh, NC (November 4, 2009) – Carl Patterson, Mark Ash, Heather Adams and Cliff Brinson, partners in the Smith Anderson’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, have been honored by Benchmark Litigation in 2009. Also, the firm of Smith Anderson has been named “Highly Recommended” among local litigation firms.

Patterson heads the firm’s commercial litigation practice and represents financial institutions, officers, directors, lenders and professional advisors in corporate, securities and commercial litigation. Ash handles litigation related to business disputes, closely held corporate disputes, trade secrets and other intellectual property disputes, aviation accident litigation and employment related disputes. Adams’ concentration is in corporate, antitrust, unfair competition and class actions. Brinson’s practice focuses on contract and securities litigation.

Benchmark is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the U.S. Its researchers conduct extensive face-to-face interviews with the nation’s leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel over a year-long period in order to get the most accurate feedback about the market. Firms cannot pay to be recommended.

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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