Brooks Pierce Earns Top Rankings in 2013 Chambers USA


Brooks Pierce is ranked among the best law firms in North Carolina in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, published by Chambers and Partners, publisher of the world’s leading guides to the legal profession. 

Brooks Pierce received the highest rankings for Antitrust and Litigation and was also recognized for outstanding legal service in Banking & Finance, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Environment, Intellectual Property, and Labor & Employment.

Chambers USA determines its prestigious rankings through independent research and confidential, in-depth interviews with clients and attorneys. Qualities assessed include the firm or attorney’s visibility and profile and the volume, complexity, and size of work undertaken by a firm or attorney.

Seven attorneys received Chambers’ highest ranking, Band 1, for North Carolina in their respective practice areas: 

  • Kearns Davis (Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations)
  • George House (Environment)
  • Dan McGinn (Labor & Employment)
  • Jeff Oleynik (Antitrust)
  • John Small (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • Jennifer Van Zant (Antitrust)
  • Jim Williams (Antitrust and Litigation: General Commercial)

In addition, nine attorneys were also recognized as leading individuals in their respective practice areas:

  • Mark Davidson (Corporate/M&A)
  • Bob King (Environment)
  • Jeff Oleynik (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Jim Phillips (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Reid Phillips (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Bob Singer (Banking & Finance)
  • John Small (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • Randy Tinsley (Environment)
  • Ed Winslow (Banking & Finance)


Founded in 1897, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is a business law firm providing strategic counsel and innovative solutions to clients coast-to-coast and around the world.  The firm is comprised of 87 attorneys located in offices in Raleigh and Greensboro, NC, and represents clients in complex litigation; media, entertainment and communications; corporate and securities; technology and intellectual property; environmental; labor and employment; banking; construction, surety, land use and development; health care; state and federal governmental relations; tax; wealth management; and criminal defense matters.

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