Thirty-Four Smith Anderson Lawyers Recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers 2010

Raleigh, NC (January 29, 2010) Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that twenty-seven of the firm's lawyers were named to the North Carolina Super Lawyers® 2010 list and seven additional lawyers were named as Rising Stars 2010.

Those from Smith Anderson named to the Super Lawyers 2010 list include:

  • Marks Arnold – Business Law/Corporate
  • Francis Bagbey – Real Estate
  • James Blount – Civil Litigation Defense
  • Bo Bobbitt – Health Care
  • Martin Brinkley – Business Law/Corporate
  • Christopher Capel – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Jim Dorsett – Business Litigation
  • John Jernigan – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Byron Kirkland – Business Law/Corporate
  • Kim Korando – Employment & Labor
  • Tim Lehan – Personal Injury Defense: Medical
  • John Madden – Personal Injury Defense: Medical
  • Pete Marino – Construction
  • Jason Martinez – Business Law/Corporate
  • Steve Mason – Real Estate
  • Bill Moss – Personal Injury Defense: Medical
  • William Nelson – Tax
  • Steve Parascandola - Environmental
  • Carl Patterson – Business Litigation
  • Lacy Reaves – Land Use/Zoning
  • Gerald Roach – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Walter Rogers – Tax
  • Chris Smith – Business Litigation
  • Sammy Thompson – Personal Injury Defense: Medical
  • Sean Timmons – Health Care
  • Don Tucker – Business Litigation
  • Kirk Warner – Personal Injury Defense: Products

Receiving additional recognition are Pete Marino and Steve Mason who are listed in the top 100 North Carolina Super Lawyers, a list acknowledging those lawyers who received the highest point totals. Kim Korando was recognized in the top 50 North Carolina women lawyers.

Super Lawyers also recognizes the top up-and-coming lawyers in the state -- those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. The seven Smith Anderson lawyers named as Rising Stars include:

  • Cliff Brinson – Business Litigation
  • Josh Bryant – Tax Law
  • Robert Desmond – Business Litigation
  • Chris Kiger – Business Litigation
  • Geoff Krouse – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Dana Simpson – Government Relations
  • John Therien – Intellectual Property

The Super Lawyers and Rising Stars selection process includes peer nominations and evaluations combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.

About Smith Anderson

Smith Anderson is the largest Triangle-based law firm and one of the largest in North Carolina. Representing diverse organizations with local, state, national and international interests, our lawyers focus on building and strengthening relationships by understanding our clients' businesses and customizing our legal solutions accordingly. Our commitment to our clients also extends to our community and profession.



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