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-four Smith Anderson lawyers earned high honors from the 2019 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 the following practice categories: Banking & Finance; Construction; Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions; Environment; Intellectual Property; Labor & Employment; Litigation: General Commercial; and Real Estate. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • The Best Lawyers in America©
    The Best Lawyers in America©

    Seventy-one Smith Anderson lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020, and 11 lawyers were named Raleigh "Lawyers of the Year." Smith Anderson now boasts the most “Best Lawyers” and the most of “Lawyers of the Year” of any law firm in Raleigh.

  • Benchmark Litigation
    Benchmark Litigation

    Smith Anderson was named the 2020 “North Carolina Firm of the Year" and Benchmark Litigation 2020, "The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys," included 12 lawyers and gave Smith Anderson's Litigation group 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.

  • Chambers and Partners: High Net Worth
    Chambers and Partners: High Net Worth

    Smith Anderson's Trusts and Estates Planning practice and three of its lawyers were recognized in the North Carolina Private Wealth Law chapter of the 2019 edition of Chambers and Partners: High Net Worth. The High Net Worth guide identifies the leading lawyers and law firms for wealthy individuals and families.

  • NLJ 500
    NLJ 500

    Smith Anderson is listed at number 312 on the National Law Journal’s 2019NLJ 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.

  • Law360

    Smith Anderson landed on Law360’s 2019 list of the 400 largest law firms in the U.S. at 304. 



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