We are honored by the recent recognition our firm and individual lawyers have received from clients, peers and the business community:
- Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
Smith Anderson gained four more Chambers USA ranked lawyers across various practices in the 2023 guide. We continue to have more lawyers recognized within the practice of Corporate/M&A than any other North Carolina-based law firm. In the publication's practice area rankings, the firm received honors in thirteen practice categories. The North Carolina Private Wealth Law chapter of the 2023 edition of Chambers and Partners: High Net Worth also recognized the firm’s Trusts and Estates Planning practice and two of its lawyers.
- Chambers Global
Smith Anderson is one of only seven law firms in the world to be recognized in the Agribusiness chapter of the Chambers Global 2023 guide. According to clients, "They think strategically about how each step in the negotiation positions me for my long-term goal. I am very pleased with the work they did on our international deals."
- BTI Client Service A-Team
Smith Anderson was recognized as one of the nation's top law firms for client service excellence in the 2020 BTI Client Service A-Team guide, the only law firm ranking based solely on direct, unprompted feedback from corporate counsel.
- BTI Consulting Group
Smith Anderson was identified by BTI Consulting Group as one of 37 midsize law firms across the United States “punching above their weight” by “bring[ing] the same level of confidence and reliability as the big firms.” Research conducted by the BTI Consulting Group is based on more than 340 in-depth interviews with legal decision makers at large organizations.
- Best Law Firms®
- Best Lawyers®
The 2024 edition of Best Lawyers® recognized 78 of our lawyers – including 12 named “Lawyer of the Year” for Raleigh and 33 named Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
- Benchmark Litigation
Smith Anderson was named the 2024 "North Carolina Firm of the Year" and Benchmark Litigation®, “the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and lawyers,” recognized 15 of our attorneys as North Carolina “Litigation Stars” and “Labor & Employment Stars” in its 2024 edition. Smith Anderson was also awarded a “Highly Recommended” ranking for North Carolina, the highest possible rating.
- North Carolina Super Lawyers
The 2023 guide recognizes 30 of the firm's lawyers as either Super Lawyers or Rising Stars in its annual ratings.
- Midsize Mansfield Certified Plus
Smith Anderson has achieved Mansfield Certified Plus status for its actions to diversify leadership, recruit, hire and retain attorneys from underrepresented groups in the legal profession and for ensuring diverse lawyers are considered for new business efforts. Smith Anderson is one of two North Carolina law firms that achieved the 2023 Midsize Mansfield Certification and the only firm in the state to receive 2023 Midsize Mansfield Certified Plus status.
- NLJ 500
Smith Anderson is listed at number 280 on the National Law Journal’s 2023 “NLJ 500” list, which identifies the largest law firms in the United States by number of lawyers.
- Business North Carolina
Business North Carolina magazine has selected Smith Anderson, the largest business and litigation law firm headquartered in the Research Triangle region, as one of North Carolina’s Best Employers. The program recognizes the state’s best places to work with the awards program for North Carolina companies that are taking steps to build positive, enduring cultures.
- Triangle Business Journal - 2023 Best Places to Work
Smith Anderson was named a 2023 “Best Place to Work” by the Triangle Business Journal for the fourth year in row. The award recognizes the most admired workplaces in the region and is measured by employee feedback about the direction of the business, management effectiveness, level of employee engagement, culture, work/life balance, pay and benefits.
Smith Anderson landed on Law360’s 2022 list of the 400 largest law firms in the U.S. at 296.
- RecognitionN.C. Lawyers Weekly Has Eye on Byron Kirkland as a “Managing Partner to Watch”
- RecognitionPacking a Double Punch, Kerry Shad Again Lands on North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Employment Power List
- NewsSmith Anderson Achieves All Time Highs for Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® in Three Categories
- NewsWake Forest University School of Law Appoints Smith Anderson Attorney Mike Mitchell to Board of Visitors
"The lawyers are incredibly responsive, acutely aware of the urgency of matters and never fail to deliver. They understand not only our business but also our culture and team dynamics."Client quotation as published in Chambers USA
"The team provides top-end talent, experience and quality of work."Client quotation as published in Chambers USA
"Their work is excellent. The timing, responsiveness, negotiation quality, personality, thoroughness and cost management are all beyond expectations."Client quotation as published in Chambers USA