Chambers USA 2017 Report Honors 58 Womble Carlyle Attorneys, 16 Practice Areas in 2017 Report


Sixteen Womble Carlyle practice areas have been recognized in the Chambers USA 2017 report. In addition, Chambers selected 58 firm attorneys for individual honors.

Womble Carlyle’s Antitrust (North Carolina), Environment (North Carolina), Healthcare (North Carolina), Real Estate (South Carolina), General Commercial Litigation (North Carolina) and Corporate/M&A: Banking & Finance (South Carolina) earned Band 1 recognition—Chambers’ highest level.

The firm also earned recognition in the following practice areas: Banking & Finance (Georgia and North Carolina), Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Delaware and North Carolina), Corporate/M&A (North Carolina and South Carolina), General Commercial Litigation (South Carolina), Intellectual Property (Georgia and North Carolina), Real Estate (District of Columbia, North Carolina and Virginia) and Real Estate: Finance (North Carolina).

Womble Carlyle attorneys recognized by Chambers in the 2017 report are:


North Carolina

Mark Horoschak

Banking & Finance

North Carolina

Mary Bennett

Jackie Camp

Chris Leon

Banking & Finance: Public Finance

North Carolina

Tom Lee

Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory


Steve Dunlevie



Jason Watson


Mark Desgrosseilliers

Matthew Ward

North Carolina

Connie Young



Newt Fowler

North Carolina

Chris Gyves

Jeff Hay

South Carolina

Melinda Davis Lux

Betty Temple

Johnny Warren



Jimmy Kirkland

North Carolina

Susan Cooper

Brad De Vore

Ric Morton

South Carolina

Michael Bogle

Belton Zeigler



Jill Girardeau

North Carolina

Tony Brett

Mark Horoschak

Tom Stukes

Intellectual Property


Mary Bourke


Bill Ragland

North Carolina

Christopher Bolen

Chris Humphrey

Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution


Mike Gencarella

Labor & Employment

North Carolina

Richard Rainey

South Carolina

David McCormack


Tom Sawyer

Litigation: General Commercial

North Carolina

Jim Cooley

Jim Cooney

Debbie Harden

Press Millen

South Carolina

Allen Gibson

Charles Summerall

Henry Smythe

Litigation: Healthcare & Medical Malpractice

North Carolina

Mark Horoschak

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

North Carolina

Jim Cooney

Claire Rauscher

Real Estate


Joe Foltz

North Carolina

Trent Jernigan

South Carolina

Amy Clayton

Morris Ellison

Foster Gaillard

Lindsay Smith

Susan Smythe

Johnny Warren

James Wilson


Julia Kreyskop

Dan Mackesey

Washington, D.C.

John Hagner

Chris Iavarone

Ken Logwood

Pam Rothenberg

Real Estate: Finance

North Carolina

Kim Mann

Bill Matthews

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation


Gordon Schreck

The Chambers Guides have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. Chambers ranks lawyers based on the research of 150 full-time editors and researchers employed at their head office in London.  Researchers talk to lawyers and clients, conducting in-depth telephone interviews to gauge a candidate’s technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by the client.

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