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Business North Carolina's 'Legal Elite' Recognizes Nine Smith Anderson Attorneys in Specialty Areas

Business North Carolina
01.07.2022

Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite," a listing published annually of the state's top lawyers in business-related categories, has included nine Smith Anderson attorneys to its 2022 Legal Elite List, including four lawyers who are members of the magazine's "Hall of Fame."

Each year, Business North Carolina sends ballots to every member of the North Carolina State Bar, and this year, approximately 870 lawyers were selected as a Legal Elite, the only honor that gives every active lawyer of the N.C. State Bar who are North Carolina residents a chance to participate and vote for their most-esteemed peers.

The Smith Anderson attorneys named to the 2022 Legal Elite List are:

  • Robert Duggins, Corporate Law
  • Kimberly Korando, Employment Law
  • Kerry Shad, Employment Law
  • Joshua Bryant, Tax and Estate Planning
  • Kimberly Swintosky, Tax and Estate Planning

The Smith Anderson attorneys who are members of the Legal Elite Hall of Fame are:

  • Gerald Roach, Business Law
  • Peter Marino, Construction Law
  • Steve Mason, Real Estate Law
  • Allen York, Real Estate Law

Business North Carolina contracted DataJoe Research, a software and research company specializing in data collection and verification, to conduct the peer-voting and internet research. DataJoe presented the tallied results to Business North Carolina for its final review and adjustments.

Find out more about the list and the voting methodology here.


Business North Carolina is a monthly magazine that focuses on the people, events and trends that shape business in North Carolina. Since it began publication in 1981, it has won more than 100 national awards for its writing, reporting and design.

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