Forty-One Smith Anderson Lawyers Recognized as 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers and Rising Stars


Smith Anderson is pleased to announce that 32 of its lawyers have been named 2017
North Carolina Super Lawyers®, and nine additional lawyers were selected as 2017 North Carolina “Rising Stars.”

The annual lists are published by Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers in North Carolina who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

The 32 lawyers below are Smith Anderson’s 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers:

• Zebulon D. Anderson
• Francis C. Bagbey
• Martin H. Brinkley
• Clifton L. Brinson
• Christopher B. Capel
• Anne E. Croteau
• James K. Dorsett III
• Robert E. Duggins
• Timothy S. Goettel
• Susan H. Hargrove
• Rosemary G. Kenyon
• Byron B. Kirkland
• Kimberly J. Korando
• John D. Madden
• Peter J. Marino
• Caryn Coppedge McNeill
• Scott A. Miskimon
• Michael W. Mitchell
• William W. Nelson
• Stephen T. Parascandola
• Carl N. Patterson Jr.
• Lacy H. Reaves
• Gerald F. Roach
• Walter R. Rogers Jr.
• Margaret N. Rosenfeld
• Michael P. Saber
• Kerry A. Shad
• Christopher G. Smith
• Kimberly Q. Swintosky
• Samuel G. Thompson
• Donald H. Tucker Jr.
• Kirk G. Warner

In addition, Anne Croteau, co-leader of the Mezzanine Finance practice, was included on the “Top 100” list and the “Top 50 Women” list for North Carolina. These lists feature the most highly ranked Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers also recognizes North Carolina “Rising Stars.” These individuals are lawyers who the publication believes are the top up-and-coming lawyers in the state, who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. The nine lawyers below are Smith Anderson’s 2017 North Carolina “Rising Stars”:

• Peter E. Bosman
• Jason R. Brege
• Rebecca A. Brophy
• Toby R. Coleman
• Isaac A. Linnartz
• Brian D. Meacham
• Kelli A. Ovies
• Addie K. S. Ries
• David Y. Sartorio

For more information on recent recognition that Smith Anderson and its lawyers have received from clients, peers and the business community, please visit


About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Super Lawyers Magazine features the list and profiles of selected attorneys, and is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country. For more information, please visit

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