Benchmark Litigation, “the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys,” has recognized our firm and four of our employment litigators in the 2021 edition.
Smith Anderson’s Employment Litigation practice received a “Highly Recommended” rating for North Carolina, the highest possible rating a firm can achieve. The publication also recognized four of our lawyers as a North Carolina “Labor and Employment Star,” and included Isaac Linnartz on the 40 & Under Hot List in July 2021.
In their announcement, the Benchmark Litigation research team shared that through the research and selection process they “had a front row seat to a wave of employment litigation issues that are both directly and indirectly based on pandemic-related health risks, employers' response to the crisis, and other novel issues.”
Recognition is awarded based on recent casework, client and market feedback. Our Employment Litigation practice and attorneys share this recognition with, and are grateful to, our clients who have placed their confidence in Smith Anderson to help guide them through the intricacies of the global pandemic.
Smith Anderson was also honored earlier this year by Benchmark Litigation with the “North Carolina Firm of the Year” award for the second year in a row. The award was presented at its annual U.S. Awards ceremony which was held virtually in 2021.
North Carolina “Labor and Employment Stars”:
North Carolina “40 & Under Hot List”
Benchmark Litigation focuses exclusively on U.S. litigation. The publication’s results stem from the culmination of a six-month research period where its researchers conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms. During these interviews, researchers examine recent casework handled by law firms and ask individual litigators to offer their professional opinions on peers. Law firms cannot pay to be recommended for the guide.