72 Brooks Pierce Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 Guide

The Best Lawyers in America®
08.19.2021

The 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© recognized 72 Brooks Pierce attorneys, more than 70% of the firm’s lawyers, as industry leaders. Included in that total are 11 attorneys who were recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas and another nine Brooks Pierce attorneys included by The Best Lawyers in America© in its edition of “Ones to Watch.”

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The 11 Brooks Pierce attorneys recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for their respective practice areas are:

  • Libby Brewington for Commercial Finance Law in Greensboro
  • John Cross for Corporate Law in Greensboro
  • Mark Davidson for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law in Greensboro
  • Jim Phillips for Litigation – Securities in Greensboro
  • Coe Ramsey for Copyright Law in Raleigh
  • David Sar for Trade Secrets Law in Greensboro
  • Bob Saunders for Litigation and Controversy – Tax in Greensboro
  • Randy Tinsley for Environmental Law in Greensboro
  • Jennifer Van Zant for Litigation – Banking and Finance in Greensboro
  • Ed Winslow for Financial Services Regulation Law in Greensboro
  • Kyle Woosley for Litigation – Environmental in Greensboro

The 63 Brooks Pierce attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 are:

  • Jimmy Adams for Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Labor & Employment; Litigation – Securities
  • Julia Ambrose for Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Charles Baldwin for International Trade and Finance Law
  • Tony Barwick for Real Estate Law
  • Camden Betz for Real Estate Law
  • Marc Bishop for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Commercial Finance Law; Commercial Transactions/UCC Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Arty Bolick for Construction Law
  • Libby Brewington for Commercial Finance Law; Corporate Law
  • Forrest Campbell for Health Care Law
  • Bill Cary for Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Charles Coble for Commercial Litigation
  • John Cross for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Eric David for Commercial Litigation; Corporate Governance Law; Litigation — First Amendment; Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Mark Davidson for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Tax Law
  • Ben Davis for Banking and Finance Law
  • Kearns Davis for Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Alex Elkan for Environmental Law; Land Use and Zoning Law; Natural Resources Law
  • Shana Fulton for Commercial Litigation
  • Tricia Goodson for Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Stephen Hartzell for Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • George House for Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental; Mining Law; Natural Resources Law; Water Law
  • Patrick J. Johnson for Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Bob King for Commercial Litigation; Environmental Law
  • David Kushner for Media Law
  • Beth Langley for Commercial Litigation; Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Brian McMillan for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Bill McNairy for Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Clint Morse for Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Ben Norman for Commercial Litigation
  • D.J. O’Brien for Employment Law – Management
  • Jeff Oleynik for Antitrust Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • John Ormand for Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Labor & Employment; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Gary Parsons for Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Jim Phillips for Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Securities
  • Reid Phillips for Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Clint Pinyan for Commercial Litigation
  • Joey Ponzi for Commercial Litigation
  • Mark Prak for First Amendment Law; Litigation – First Amendment; Media Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Bo Rodenbough for Commercial Litigation; Real Estate Law
  • Will Quick for Commercial Litigation
  • Coe Ramsey for Copyright Law; Entertainment Law – Music; Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • David Sar for Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Patent Law; Trade Secrets Law; Trademark Law
  • Bob Saunders for Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Nonprofit/Charities Law; Tax Law
  • Craig Schauer for Commercial Litigation
  • Bob Singer for Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Financial Services Regulation Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • John Small for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Dan Smith for Commercial Litigation
  • Elizabeth Spainhour for Administrative/Regulatory Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Mack Sperling for Commercial Litigation
  • Adam Tarleton for Trusts and Estates
  • Jessi Thaller-Moran for Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Randy Tinsley for Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental
  • Walt Tippett for Commercial Litigation; Construction Law
  • Marcus Trathen for First Amendment Law
  • Ed Turlington for Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Government Relations Practice
  • Randy Underwood for Financial Services Regulation Law; Real Estate Law
  • Jennifer Van Zant for Antitrust Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Antitrust; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Securities
  • Melissa Weaver for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Ed West for Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • Howard Williams for Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Tax Law
  • Jill Wilson for Education Law; Employment Law – Management
  • Ed Winslow for Banking and Finance Law; Financial Services Regulation Law; Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Kyle Woosley for Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental

This is the first year that Spainhour and Thaller-Moran were named to The Best Lawyers in America©.

The nine Brooks Pierce attorneys recognized as “Ones to Watch” for their respective practice areas are:

  • Melissa Bailey for Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Real Estate Law
  • Patrick Cross for Appellate Practice; Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Ryan Fairchild for Commercial Litigation; Entertainment and Sports Law
  • Kim Marston for Commercial Litigation
  • Haniya Mir for Corporate Governance and Compliance Law; Corporate Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Andy Rodenbough for Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Sarah Saint for Labor and Employment Law – Management
  • Anna Tison for Real Estate Law
  • Elizabeth Troutman for Commercial Litigation; Education Law; Labor and Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment

This is the first year that Fairchild was named to The Best Lawyers in America©: Ones to Watch.

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