John Jo Named to Lawyers of Color 2014 “Hot List”


Raleigh, N.C. – Smith Anderson lawyer John Jo was recently named to the 2014 Lawyers of Color Second Annual “Hot List” (Southern Region), which honors early- to mid-career minority attorneys who are excelling within the legal profession. 

Lawyers of Color “Hot List” honorees are nominated by colleagues, mentors and peers, as well as editorial advisors in a thorough committee review process.

About John Jo

John concentrates his practice in business-related litigation, representing clients across a variety of industries in matters such as contract disputes, commercial torts, insurance coverage and shareholder disputes. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the NC Healthy Start Foundation, serves as a volunteer with the Legal Aid of North Carolina Volunteer Lawyers Program and has volunteered his time as a mentor for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He also serves on Smith Anderson’s Recruiting Committee. John graduated with honors from Duke University Law School and joined Smith Anderson in 2006. For more information, please visit his bio at

About Lawyers of Color

Lawyers of Color was initially founded as On Being A Black Lawyer but now also produces publications for lawyers of South Asian American, Pacific Asian American, Hispanic, and Native American heritage. 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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