Smith Anderson’s Litigation Practice Earns Benchmark Litigation’s Highest Rating

In the 2017 edition of Benchmark Litigation, Smith Anderson received a “Highly Recommended” rating among law firms in North Carolina – the highest rating bestowed by the publication. The publication, which focuses exclusively on peer and client review of U.S. litigation practices and attorneys, also recognizes 11 of our lawyers as either North Carolina State “Litigation Stars,” “Future Stars,” or “Top Litigators Under 40.”

North Carolina State “Litigation Stars”
The Benchmark Litigation list of 2017 North Carolina State “Litigation Stars” reflects only those individuals who were recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers. The following nine Smith Anderson partners are included in the 2017 edition as “Litigation Stars” in North Carolina:

North Carolina “Future Stars”
The Benchmark Litigation list of 2017 North Carolina State “Future Stars” reflects those partners consistently referenced by peers and clients as litigators who are likely to be become “Litigation Stars” in coming editions of the publication. This year, Jackson Moore is included as a 2017 “Future Star” in North Carolina.

“Top Litigators Under 40”

The Benchmark Litigation “Top Litigators Under 40” list is meant to honor the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished legal partners of the age of forty or younger. Through a process of peer review and case examination, the list is compiled over a process of many months to assemble a collection of young, up-and-coming attorneys. This year, Christopher Kiger is included as a “Top Litigator Under 40.”

About Smith Anderson’s Litigation Practice Group
After more than 100 years of law practice, Smith Anderson is the largest law firm headquartered in North Carolina’s Research Triangle area and one of the largest firms in the State. Known for trial-tested lawyers who combine their extensive courtroom experience with practical business judgment, Smith Anderson litigators have represented clients in cases at every level of the judicial system, in North Carolina and jurisdictions around the country. In addition to Benchmark Litigation, Smith Anderson’s Litigation practice group and many of its lawyers are recognized in Chambers USA, “Best Law Firms,” The Best Lawyers in America© and North Carolina Super Lawyers. For more information, visit

About Benchmark Litigation
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. Recommendations are based on interviews with private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. For more information, visit


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