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Chambers USA 2012 Distinguishes Twelve Smith Anderson Partners Among America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

June 7, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. – Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P., the largest law firm based in the Triangle and one of the largest law firms in North Carolina, has earned high recognition and honors from Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Each year, the Chambers client guide ranks law firms and lawyers by conducting independent research obtained from clients, peers, and members of the business community. Being ranked by Chambers is a high honor in the legal industry.

The firm received the highest honors (Band One) among North Carolina’s leading firms in the division of Corporate/M&A for the fifth consecutive year and one of only three firms in North Carolina to receive this honor. Five Smith Anderson lawyers were recognized in the Corporate/M&A division, the most of any North Carolina firm. Other Smith Anderson practices recognized include: Litigation: General Commercial, Labor & Employment, and Real Estate.

Smith Anderson partners John Jernigan and Gerald Roach (Corporate/M&A) and Lacy Reaves (Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use) received the highest ranking possible in their respective practice areas.

Smith Anderson lawyers recognized in the publication include:

Corporate/M&A
Christopher B. Capel
Timothy S. Goettel
John L. Jernigan
Byron B. Kirkland
Gerald F. Roach

Labor & Employment
Rosemary G. Kenyon
Kimberly J. Korando
Kerry A. Shad

Litigation (General Commercial)
Carl N. Patterson, Jr.

Real Estate
Francis C. Bagbey
C. Steven Mason
Lacy H. Reaves (Zoning/Land Use)

About Chambers USA

Chambers USA is the only legal directory conducting independent research to rank lawyers and firms. Chambers researchers conducted in-depth interviews with more than 7,000 leading private practice attorneys and key in-house counsel to compile their 2012 rankings. The rankings are based on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by the client.

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