North Carolina Super Lawyers® Selects 30 Smith Anderson Attorneys for Recognition, With One Landing in the Top 100!

Super Lawyers

The 2023 edition of Super Lawyers has selected 19 Smith Anderson lawyers as 2023 Super Lawyers and 11 additional lawyers as “Rising Stars.” Chris Smith, co-chair of Smith Anderson’s Business Litigation team, received special recognition in the Top 100: 2023 North Carolina Super Lawyers list.

The lists are published annually 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 2023 North Carolina Super Lawyers are:

  • Zebulon D. Anderson
  • Clifton L. Brinson
  • Ansley Chapman Cella
  • Robert E. Duggins
  • John Jo
  • Rosemary G. Kenyon
  • Byron Kirkland
  • Kimberly J. Korando
  • John D. Madden
  • Peter J. Marino
  • Caryn Coppedge McNeill
  • Michael W. Mitchell
  • Carl N. Patterson Jr.
  • Gerald F. Roach
  • Kerry A. Shad
  • Christopher G. Smith
  • Kimberly Q. Swintosky
  • Kirk G. Warner
  • Allen York

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 2023 North Carolina “Rising Stars” are:

  • Andrew P. Atkins
  • Alex M. Bowling
  • Kara Brunk
  • Eva G. Frongello
  • Michael R. Frongello
  • John Harris
  • James R. Jolley
  • Charles R. Kabugo-Musoke
  • Edward F. Roche
  • Justin G. Truesdale
  • Jessica B. West

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 patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. For more information, please visit


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