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The Best Lawyers in America 2011 Honors Thirty-six Smith Anderson Lawyers

08.24.2010

Raleigh (August 24, 2010) - Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that 36 of the firm’s lawyers have been honored by The Best Lawyers in America 2011®. Smith Anderson ranks number one in Raleigh for number of lawyers listed. The following reflects Smith Anderson’s rankings:

  • Ranked #1 in North Carolina in Securities Law
  • Ranked #1 in North Carolina in Venture Capital Law
  • Ranked #1 in North Carolina in Medical Malpractice Law
  • Ranked #1 in North Carolina in Government Relations
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Banking Law
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Commercial Litigation
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Corporate Law
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Employee Benefits Law
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh Government Relations Law
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Medical Malpractice Law
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Professional Malpractice Law
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Real Estate Law
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Securities Law
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Venture Capital Law
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Tax Law
  • Ranked #1 in Raleigh in Trusts and Estates

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

Listed below are the 36 Smith Anderson lawyers included in the 2011 list and the areas of practice for which they received recognition:

  • Marks Arnold (Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Corporate Law)
  • Francis Bagbey (Real Estate Law)
  • Amy Batten (Securities Law)
  • David Berry (Environmental 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)
  • Lee Kirby (Banking 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

Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence since its inception in 1983. Best Lawyersis based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay to be listed.

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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