Justin Truesdale Named to Lawyers of Color 2013 “Hot List”


Raleigh, N.C. – Smith Anderson lawyer Justin Truesdale was recently named to the 2013 Lawyers of Color Inaugural “Hot List” (Southern Region), which honors minority attorneys under the age of 40 who are excelling within the legal profession. 

Lawyers of Color “Hot List” honorees are early-to-mid career minority attorneys who are nominated by colleagues, mentors and peers, as well as editorial advisors in a thorough committee review process.

Justin focuses his practice in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and securities.  He has assisted companies ranging from private start-up and growth companies, to larger public companies with various issues, including corporate governance matters, capital raises, and mergers and acquisitions.  He also serves on Smith Anderson’s Diversity and Recruiting Committees.

Lawyers of Color Inc. is the parent company of On Being a Black Lawyer. It has been recognized by the American Bar Association, National Black Law Students Association and National Association of Black Journalists. Founded in 2008 as a news and resource center for minority attorneys, the company has grown into a social media platform providing research, career development and brand marketing opportunities to minority legal professionals. For more information, please visit


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