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 2022 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 2022 guide. According to clients, "They are great to work with. They have many clients in the space and bring good background knowledge of deal structures."
- 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
In the 2023 “Best Law Firms” ranking, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® recognized Smith Anderson in 46 practice categories, including two national ratings.
- Best Lawyers®
The 2023 Best Lawyers® rankings recognized 71 Smith Anderson lawyers as “Best Lawyers,” including Nine “Lawyers of the Year” for Raleigh, and named 27 lawyers “Ones to Watch.”
- Benchmark Litigation
Smith Anderson was named the 2023 "North Carolina Firm of the Year" and Benchmark Litigation 2023, "the definitive guide to America's leading litigation firms and attorneys," included 12 lawyers. Benchmark Litigation's 5th edition Labor and Employment guide also recognized four employment litigators. Smith Anderson's Litigation and Employment Litigation groups both received a "highly recommended" rating, which is the publication's highest 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 272 on the National Law Journal’s 2022 “NLJ 500” list, which identifies the largest law firms in the United States by number of lawyers.
- Triangle Business Journal - 2022 Best Places to Work
Smith Anderson was named a 2022 “Best Place to Work” by the Triangle Business Journal for the third 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.
- Press ReleaseSmith Anderson Achieves Mansfield Certification Plus for its D&I Initiatives
- RecognitionIn a Three-Peat, Business North Carolina’s Power List Honors Managing Partner Byron Kirkland
- RecognitionNorth Carolina Lawyers Weekly Names Chris Kiger to its 2023 Business Defense Power List
- RecognitionNorth Carolina Lawyers Weekly Names Smith Anderson attorney Amy Batten a “Leader in the Law”
"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