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Smith Anderson Wins ‘North Carolina Firm of the Year’ for Litigation Two Years in a Row

Benchmark Litigation
04.01.2021

For the second consecutive year Smith Anderson’s Litigation team has been chosen as 2021 “North Carolina State Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation at its annual U.S. Awards ceremony, held virtually on March 31, 2021. The U.S. Awards recognized the country’s most distinguished litigators and law firms who have performed exceptionally at both state and national levels.

These awards celebrate the leading litigators and most impactful disputes across the United States based upon research conducted between February and October 2020. According to the guide, state firm winners are viewed as the dominant players on a state level, and the ones who are most often retained as local counsel, with a proven bench of local stars. Award shortlist nominees are the culmination of months of research, analyzing hundreds of submissions, surveying thousands of referees and interviewing hundreds of lawyers. Benchmark Litigation is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation and disputes in the Unites States. 

Smith Anderson’s Litigation practice team is known for its trial-tested lawyers who are active in a range of matters across complex areas of law including large multi-party, multi-jurisdiction litigation and complex matters in state and federal court. They advise and litigate matters involving intellectual property, commercial contracts, shareholder actions and employment disputes, and represent real estate and construction companies and corporate policyholders in insurance-related disputes, major manufacturers in product liability and tort actions – which are often class-action based, and healthcare entities and professionals regarding licensure issues and allegations of malpractice.


Benchmark Litigation is the definitive guide to the leading litigation law firms and lawyers around the world. Since its inception in 2008, Benchmark has grown dramatically and garnered industry-wide accolades as the hub for in-depth analysis of the players shaping the practice of litigation. The growth of the brand has driven demand for its expansion to service other markets beyond the U.S. including, Canada, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific region and Europe. Additional details about Benchmark Litigation’s voting methodology can be viewed here.

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