Smith Anderson Celebrates 100 Years of Serving Clients, Community, and the Legal Profession

RALEIGH, N.C. – Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that August 19th marks the Firm’s 100th anniversary. Reaching this milestone is a rarity for any organization, and Smith Anderson is honored to be among this distinguished group.

“As we mark the occasion of our Firm’s 100th anniversary,” said John L. Jernigan, Firm chairman, “we are proud of our long and distinguished history, service to our clients, community, and profession. We are very fortunate to have a diverse and dynamic group of local, national, and international clients and are well-positioned to support their legal needs with some of the best legal talent available.”

Carl N. Patterson, Jr., managing partner said, “We are grateful to our clients, many of whom have been with us for decades, for putting their trust and confidence in us and allowing us to serve their legal needs. We are also thankful to be located in the Research Triangle community and look forward to the opportunity to contribute to its growth and prosperity in the future.”

Founded in 1912, the Firm has grown to become the largest Triangle-based law firm and one of the largest law firms in North Carolina. Our lawyers focus on building and strengthening relationships by understanding our clients' businesses and customizing our legal solutions accordingly.

Smith Anderson has been ranked by many professional recognition organizations including Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” and Business North Carolina “Legal Elite,” among others.

While Smith Anderson is grateful to celebrate the first 100 years, its lawyers and staff are most excited about the Firm’s next century. The Firm remains committed to providing excellent legal service to its clients, and to continuing its tradition of contributions to the profession and the community.


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