200 Womble Carlyle Attorneys Honored in The Best Lawyers in America 2018

8/16/17

Womble Carlyle placed 200 attorneys on the 2018 Woodward/White Inc.’s The Best Lawyers in America rankings, a new record for the firm.

The following is a list of the Womble Carlyle attorneys who rank among the country’s best. Attorneys marked with an asterisk (*) are new to the Best Lawyers list for 2018:

Atlanta
Robert R. Ambler, Jr., Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation

Elizabeth J. Bondurant, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Insurance Law, ERISA Litigation, Insurance Litigation

R. Dal Burton, Product Liability Litigation (Defendants), Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (Defendants)

Joseph Foltz, Real Estate Law

Jill Girardeau, Health Care Law

Louis T. Isaf, Patent Law, Copyright Law

Steven D. Kerr, Patent Law, Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Litigation

Jimmy F. Kirkland, Energy Regulatory Law, Environmental Law

G. William Long III, Commercial Litigation, Labor & Employment Litigation

Chip Presten, Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law

William M. Ragland, Jr., Commercial Litigation, Copyright Law, Banking & Finance Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation, Patent Law, Patent Litigation, Technology Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, Trade Secrets Law, Trademark Law, Arbitration

G. Leighton Stradtman, Banking & Finance Law, Real Estate Law

Michael J. Sullivan, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants), Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (Defendants)

Nellie Shipley Sullivan, Real Estate Law

James F. Vaughan, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark Law
Jason H. Watson, Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

*Carolyn Saffold Wilson, Real Estate Law

Baltimore

Newton B. Fowler III, Copyright Law, Corporate Law, Patent Law, Technology Law, Trademark Law, International Mergers & Acquisitions

David B. Hamilton, Commercial Litigation, Government Relations Practice, Antitrust Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation

Barry J. Herman, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Law, Patent Litigation

Julie A. Hopkins, Intellectual Property Litigation, Trademark Law

Charleston

J. Marshall Allen, Health Care Law

Charles J. Baker III, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation

Laurel R.S. Blair, Trusts & Estates Litigation

David M. Collins, Admiralty & Maritime Law, Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)

David H. Crawford, Real Estate Law, Banking & Finance Law

Morris A. Ellison, Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance Litigation, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Litigation

Shawn M. Flanagan, Tax Law, Trusts & Estates, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

F. Cordes Ford IV, Construction Law

W. Foster Gaillard, Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Commercial Finance Law

C. Allen Gibson Jr., Construction Law, Construction Litigation, Commercial Litigation

Henry E. Grimball, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants), Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)

Thomas L. Harper Jr., Real Estate Litigation, Real Estate Law, Banking & Finance Law

Greg Horton, Product Liability Litigation (Defendants), Labor & Employment Litigation, Construction Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law

Sean D. Houseal, Environmental Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants)

David B. McCormack, Arbitration, Employment Law (Management), Labor & Employment Litigation, Mediation

Cynthia Spieth Morton, Real Estate Law, Banking & Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law, Corporate Law

James D. Myrick, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Insurance Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants)

*Daniel Q. Orvin, Real Estate Law

Graeme F. Philp, Closely Held Companies & Family Business Law

Gordon D. Schreck, Admiralty & Maritime Law

Elizabeth W. Settle, Real Estate Law, Banking & Finance Law, Corporate Law

Kenneth F. Smith, Trusts & Estates, Tax Law

Henry B. Smythe, Jr., Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants), Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)

Susan M. Smythe, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Banking & Finance Law

Charles P. Summerall IV, Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Banking & Finance Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation

Matthew E. Tillman, Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)

John H. Warren III, Banking & Finance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Real Estate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation

James E. Weatherholtz, Construction Law, Construction Litigation

James M. Wilson, Banking & Finance Law, Real Estate Law

David S. Yandle, Employment Law (Management), Labor Law (Management), Labor & Employment Litigation

Stephanie L. Yarbrough, Economic Development Law

Charlotte

G. Michael Barnhill, Commercial Litigation, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Banking & Finance Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation, Municipal Litigation, Trusts & Estates Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants), Securities Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law (Defendants)

Robert G. Brinkley, Banking and Finance Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Real Estate Law, Commercial Finance Law

*Bruce A. Buckley, Real Estate Law

Theodore F. Claypoole, Technology Law
Jim D. Cooley, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Education Law, Banking & Finance Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation
James P. Cooney III, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, General Practice Criminal Defense, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants), White-Collar Criminal Defense, Medical Malpractice Law (Defendants), Appellate Practice

Susan H. Cooper, Environmental Law

*Elizabeth C. Coss, Trusts & Estates
James E. Daniel, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, ERISA Litigation
Bradford A. De Vore, Environmental Law

*B. Chad Ewing, Bankruptcy Litigation

*Russ Ferguson, Commercial Litigation

*W. Clark Goodman, Commercial Litigation
Debbie W. Harden, Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation, Securities Litigation, Trusts & Estates Litigation
Jeffrey S. Hay, Corporate Law, International Mergers & Acquisitions, Venture Capital Law, Leveraged Buyouts & Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Mark Henriques, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation

Matthew B. Homan, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), International Mergers & Acquisitions
Mark J. Horoschak, Antitrust Law, Health Care Law, Antitrust Litigation

Cyrus M. Johnson, Jr., Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, Closely Held Companies & Family Business Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Jane Jeffries Jones, Securities Regulation

Katherine T. Lange, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, ERISA Litigation

William C. Matthews, Jr., Real Estate Law, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law

Anna S. Mills, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law
Richard E. Morton, Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation, Energy Law, Administrative/Regulatory Law

Sean F. Perrin, Commercial Litigation, Labor & Employment Litigation

Richard L. Rainey, Employment Law (Management), Labor & Employment Litigation
Claire J. Rauscher, Commercial Litigation, General Practice Criminal Defense, White-Collar Criminal Defense

Andrew T. Spence, Patent Law

Michael A. Tobin, Copyright Law, Information Technology Law, Patent Law, Technology Law, Trademark Law
Raboteau T. Wilder, Jr., Health Care Law

Constance L. Young, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/ Insolvency & Reorganization Law

Columbia

*Todd Carroll, Commercial Litigation

Kevin A. Hall, Commercial Litigation

Belton T. Zeigler, Utilities Law

Greensboro
Jacqueline E. Camp, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law

Gregory M. Chabon, Corporate Law, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Randall A. Hanson, Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Jack B. Hicks, Intellectual Property Litigation, Copyright Law, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark Law
James M. Powell, Labor Law (Management), Employment Law (Management)
C. Robert Rhodes, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark Law

Thomas S. Stukes, Health Care Law

Greenville

Michael James Bogle, Environmental Law

*Amy H. Clayton, Real Estate Law

Jamile J. Francis, III, Business Organizations (including LLCs & Partnerships)

*Josh Howard, Commercial Litigation

*Shelton Sterling Laney III, Consumer Law

Melinda Davis Lux, Business Organizations (including LLCs & Partnerships), Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Sandra Louise Weikel Miller, Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice Law (Defendants)
W. Lindsay Smith, Real Estate Law, Banking & Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law
Elizabeth O. Temple, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Corporate Governance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation
Rory D. Whelehan, Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights/ Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation

Raleigh

Elizabeth K. Arias, Trusts & Estates, Trusts & Estates Litigation, Tax Law, Tax Litigation & Controversy

*Raymond Bennett, Intellectual Property Litigation
Paul H. Billow, Public Finance Law
John C. Cooke, Land Use & Zoning Law, Land Use & Zoning Litigation, Real Estate Law

Lisa J. Dixon, Corporate Law, Corporate Compliance Law

*Peter J. Duffley, Banking & Finance Law
Marilyn R. Forbes, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (Defendants), Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)
Christopher M. Humphrey, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Law

Beth Tyner Jones, Employment Law (Management), Labor & Employment Litigation

Christopher W. Jones, Commercial Litigation

G. Thomas Lee, Public Finance Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Banking & Finance Law
Johnny M. Loper, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance Litigation, Trusts & Estates Litigation, Administrative/Regulatory Law

Kevin R. Lyn, Patent Law
Pressly M. Millen, Antitrust Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Securities Litigation, Antitrust Law
Jon Mize, Public Finance Law

*Lawrence Moye IV, Closely Held Companies & Family Business Law

Dorinda L. Peacock, Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law

Elizabeth LeVan Riley, Real Estate Law
Frederick W. Rom, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (Defendants), Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)

Hayden J. Silver III, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Securities Litigation
Theresa M. Sprain, Employment Law (Management), Labor & Employment Litigation

*Michael C. Thelen, Real Estate Law

*Kurt D. Weaver, Commercial Litigation

Research Triangle Park

M. Christopher Bolen, Copyright Law

Sarah Anne Keefe, Trademark Law

Kenneth N. Shelton, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts & Private Equity Law, Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, Timber Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation

Tysons Corner

Thomas A. Cawley, Jr., Intellectual Property Litigation

Jeffrey A.D. Cohen, Corporate Law

John S. Gambaccini, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Keith J. Mendelson, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Venture Capital Law

Thomas J. Sawyer, Employment Law (Management), Labor & Employment Litigation

Washington
Richard David, Real Estate Law

*John Garziglia, Communications Law
John D. Hagner, Real Estate Law, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law

Deborah Israel, Commercial Litigation, Land Use & Zoning Litigation, Real Estate Litigation

Elizabeth C. Lee, Real Estate Law

Kenneth W. Logwood, Real Estate Law
Pamela V. Rothenberg, Real Estate Law

Howard N. Solodky, Tax Law, Real Estate Law

Martin L. Stern, Communications Law
Jeffrey L. Tarkenton, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/ Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation

Andrew M. Tucker, Leveraged Buyouts & Private Equity Law

Stanley J. Wrobel, Real Estate Law

Wilmington

Kristen H. Cramer, Intellectual Property Litigation

Mark L. Desgrosseilliers, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/ Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation

Matthew P. Ward, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/ Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation

Winston-Salem
Mary Craven Adams, Family Law
Reid C. Adams, Jr., Insurance Law, Insurance Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants), Personal Injury Litigation (Plaintiffs), Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)

Janice C. Baldwin, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law
Ranlet S. Bell, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law, Trusts & Estates

Anthony H. Brett, Health Care Law, Healthcare Litigation

*Charles Brown II, Commercial Finance Law, Real Estate Law

Frank W. Bullock, Jr., Antitrust Law, Appellate Practice, Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Mediation
Charles A. Burke, Intellectual Property Litigation
Michael R. Cashin, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Tax Law
Keith A. Clinard, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Product Liability Litigation (Defendants), Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (Defendants)
W. Andrew Copenhaver, Antitrust Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance Litigation, First Amendment Law, Intellectual Property Litigation
Ronald R. Davis, Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation, Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation, Securities Litigation, Mass Torts Litigation/Class Actions (Defendants)

Christina Upton Douglas, Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)
Jonathan M. Engram, Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)

Melissa Gunthner Ferrario, Intellectual Property Litigation
Ellen M. Gregg, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (Defendants), Product Liability Litigation (Defendants), Bet-the-Company Litigation

Edward W. Griggs, Trusts & Estates, Trusts & Estates Litigation

Hardin G. Halsey, Real Estate Law, Timber Law, Banking & Finance Law
Hada de Varona Haulsee, Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance Litigation, Product Liability Litigation (Defendants), Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (Defendants)

Christopher N. Hewitt, Trusts & Estates
Trent E. Jernigan, Real Estate Law

William E. Latham II, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants), Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)
Jeffrey T. Lawyer, Tax Law, Health Care Law, Trusts & Estates
Christopher E. Leon, Banking & Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Corporate Law, Public Finance Law
R. Michael Leonard, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action (Defendants), Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)

*Ellen Lloyd, Real Estate Law

Kim Kelly Mann, Banking & Finance Law, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, Real Estate Law

Jeffrey R. McFadden, Patent Law, Copyright Law

Michael Montecalvo, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation
James R. Morgan, Jr., Labor and Employment Litigation, Product Liability Litigation (Defendants), Health Care Litigation

John F. Morrow, Jr., Intellectual Property Litigation, Trade Secrets Law, Copyright Law

Christopher H. Oldham, Banking & Finance Law

*Tiffani Otey, Trademark Law

James K. Phillips, Antitrust Law, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law

Robert S. Pierce, Commercial Litigation

John E. Pueschel, Employment Law (Management)
Elizabeth L. Quick , Trusts & Estates, Trusts & Estates Litigation, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law

Michael E. Ray, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Copyright Law, Banking & Finance Litigation, Insurance Litigation

*Jonathan Reich, Insurance Law

Scott A. Schaaf, Banking & Finance Law, Real Estate Law

Greg L. Smith, Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Tax Law

Randel S. Springer, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, Trade Secrets Law, Trademark Law
Kimberly H. Stogner, Trusts & Estates, Trusts & Estates Litigation, Tax Law

*Christopher M. Towery, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/ Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation

Keith W. Vaughan, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants), Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)

Thomas W. Waldrep, Jr., Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/ Insolvency & Reorganization Law

Jacob S. Wharton, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Litigation
William R. Whitehurst, Corporate Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law
C. Mark Wiley, Tax Law, Tax Litigation & Controversy, Trusts & Estates
William F. Womble, Jr., Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law (Defendants), Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants), Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)

*Bradley O. Wood, PersonalInjury Litigation (Defendants)

About Womble Carlyle

Womble Carlyle is a 500+-attorney law firm that corporate clients rely on to provide core legal services, such as Complex Business Litigation, Mass Torts, Intellectual Property, Corporate & Securities, Finance and Real Estate.

Our focus is the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Silicon Valley markets, and from this footprint, we serve clients in matters across the country and across the world. Clients trust us because we understand their businesses, focus on their successes, demonstrate a commitment to help, and deliver value for their dollars they spend on us.

Womble Carlyle has an alliance with leading U.K. firm Bond Dickinson to provide clients with domestic legal, regulatory and business advice in both the U.S. and U.K. In 4Q 2017, Bond Dickinson and Womble Carlyle will combine to form Womble Bond Dickinson, a transatlantic law firm encompassing 23 cities in the U.S. and U.K.

Thanks to Womble Carlyle’s alliance with Lex Mundi, the world’s largest association of independent law firms, we also can offer clients access to quality-tested local counsel in more than 120 countries. Lex Mundi provides seamless access to local attorneys and market knowledge throughout the globe.

Womble Carlyle’s offices are located in: Atlanta; Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, S.C.; Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, and Winston-Salem, N.C.; Silicon Valley, Calif., Washington, D.C.; Charlottesville and Tysons Corner, Va.; Baltimore; and Wilmington, Del.

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