Raleigh, NC (October 18, 2010) – Carl Patterson, Don Tucker, Chris Smith, Heather Adams and Cliff Brinson, partners in the Smith Anderson’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, have been honored by Benchmark Litigation in 2010. Also, the firm of Smith Anderson has been named “Highly Recommended” among local litigation firms.
Mr. Patterson, the firm’s managing partner, represents financial institutions, officers, directors, lenders and professional advisors in corporate, securities and commercial litigation. Mr. Tucker heads the firm’s commercial litigation practice and handles multi-party cases, class actions, claims under the federal securities laws, shareholder and partnership disputes, and contract disputes of many types. Mr. Smith is the assistant team leader of the firm’s commercial litigation practice and his experience focuses on business disputes, risk management and trial work. Ms. Adams’ concentration is in commercial and intellectual property disputes, antitrust, and class actions. Mr. Brinson represents businesses and individuals in commercial disputes.
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.