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Recognition

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
    Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

    Thirty-two Smith Anderson lawyers earned high honors from the 2022 guide, including 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
    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
    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
    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 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®
    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
    Benchmark Litigation

    Smith Anderson was named the 2022 “North Carolina Firm of the Year" and Benchmark Litigation 2022, "The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys," included 11 lawyers. The Benchmark Litigation 2021 Labor and Employment Guide 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
    North Carolina Super Lawyers

    The 2022 guide recognizes 32 of the firm's lawyers as either Super Lawyers or Rising Stars in its annual ratings.

  • NLJ 500
    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 - 2021 Best Places to Work
    Triangle Business Journal - 2021 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.

  • Law360
    Law360

    Smith Anderson landed on Law360’s 2021 list of the 400 largest law firms in the U.S. at 309. 

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