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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

    Twenty-six Smith Anderson lawyers earned high honors from the 2020 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 nine practice categories. The North Carolina Private Wealth Law chapter of the 2020 edition of Chambers and Partners: High Net Worth also recognized the firm’s Trusts and Estates Planning practice and three of its lawyers. 

  • Chambers Global
    Chambers Global

    Smith Anderson is one of only nine law firms in the world to be recognized in the Agribusiness chapter of the Chambers Global 2020 guide. According to clients, the Smith Anderson team "is always extremely mindful of the areas and ways we work, always helpful, and creative in thinking how to get through difficult situations."

  • 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 2020 Best Law Firms ranking, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® recognized Smith Anderson in 43 practice categories, including two national ratings.

  • Best Lawyers®
    Best Lawyers®

    The 2021 Best Lawyers® rankings recognized 75 Smith Anderson lawyers as “Best Lawyers,” including 10 “Lawyers of the Year” for Raleigh, and named 15 lawyers “Ones to Watch.” This is the largest number of lawyers recognized by this publication in the firm's history.

  • Benchmark Litigation
    Benchmark Litigation

    Smith Anderson was named the 2020 “North Carolina Firm of the Year" and Benchmark Litigation 2021, "The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys," included 14 lawyers and gave Smith Anderson's Litigation and Employment Litigation groups a "highly recommended" rating, which is the publication's highest rating.

  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
    North Carolina Super Lawyers

    The 2020 guide recognizes 40 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 299 on the National Law Journal’s 2020 “NLJ 500 list, which identifies the largest law firms in the United States by number of lawyers, and ranks 265th on the Women’s Scorecard for its percentage of female attorneys and female partners.

  • Triangle Business Journal - 2020 Best Places to Work
    Triangle Business Journal - 2020 Best Places to Work

    Smith Anderson was named a 2020 “Best Place to Work by the Triangle Business Journal. 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 2020 list of the 400 largest law firms in the U.S. at 321. 

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