Thirty-Four Brooks Pierce Attorneys Recognized in Business North Carolina's 2024 "Legal Elite" and "Hall of Fame"


Thirty-four Brooks Pierce attorneys have been recognized by their peers for inclusion in the 2024 edition of Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” and “Hall of Fame,” a listing of the state’s top lawyers in business-related practice areas.

Each year, Business North Carolina sends ballots to members of the North Carolina Bar Association who are residents of the state, asking, “Of the Tar Heel lawyers whose work you have observed firsthand, whom would you rate among the current best in these categories?” Voters are not allowed to vote for themselves and may only select members of their own firms if they also select out-of-firm lawyers in the same categories, with the out-of-firm votes weighted more heavily. Attorneys who receive the most votes in their respective categories become permanent members of the “Legal Elite Hall of Fame.”  

The Brooks Pierce attorneys named to Business North Carolina’s 23rd edition of “Legal Elite” are:  

  • Daniel Adams for Criminal Law
  • Tony Barwick for Real Estate
  • Marc Bishop for Business
  • Libby Brewington for Business
  • Eric David for Litigation
  • Kearns Davis for Litigation
  • Sam Ervin IV for Appellate 
  • Shana Fulton for Criminal Law
  • Amanda Hawkins for Young Guns
  • Jimmy Haynes for Real Estate
  • George House for Real Estate
  • Jonathan Jenkins for Business
  • Bob King for Environmental
  • Beth Langley for Employment
  • Agustin Martinez for Young Guns
  • Clint Morse for Bankruptcy 
  • Jeff Oleynik for Bankruptcy
  • Jim Phillips for Litigation
  • Clint Pinyan for Antitrust
  • Kasi Robinson for Young Guns
  • Collins Saint for Young Guns
  • David Sar for Intellectual Property
  • Adam Tarleton for Tax and Estate Planning
  • Jessi Thaller-Moran for Employment
  • Anna Tison for Real Estate
  • Jennifer Van Zant for Litigation
  • Thomas Varnum for Intellectual Property
  • Ed West for Criminal Law
  • Katie Wong for Young Guns

The Brooks Pierce attorneys recognized as members of the “Legal Elite Hall of Fame” are:

  • Charles Baldwin for Business
  • Arty Bolick for Construction
  • John Cross for Business and Corporate
  • Mark Davidson for Business
  • Kearns Davis for Criminal Law
  • George House for Environmental
  • Jonathan Jenkins for Corporate
  • Jeff Oleynik for Bankruptcy (newly chosen for Hall of Fame)
  • Gary Parsons for Litigation
  • Jennifer Van Zant for Antitrust
  • Katie Wong for Young Guns (newly chosen for Hall of Fame)

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