While we believe the most important accolades come from our clients, we are also honored by the recognition our firm, individual lawyers and paralegals receive from our peers and the business community.  Several lawyers have been included in exclusive legal organizations either by jury or by recommendation based on legal performance.

Client and Peer Recognition


  • Federation of Regulatory Counsel (FORC) – only lawyer in North Carolina admitted into membership
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABTA) – admitted by-nomination-only
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA) – one of only 8 North Carolina lawyers in membership by-nomination-only
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) –  juried into membership
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) – 3 lawyers included in membership by-nomination and review-only
  • Trial Attorneys of America – only North Carolina lawyer admitted into by-nomination-only membership
  • Litigation Counsel of America – admitted by-nomination-only
  • Best Law Firms in America®
    – Top Tier 1 rated in our major practice areas of Business, Civil Litigation and Real Estate
    – Top 1-3 Tier ratings awarded in all 17 eligible practice areas
  • The Best Lawyers in America® – 92% of partners recognized (only 4% of US attorneys are listed)
  • Best Lawyers of the Year Raleigh Metro – Construction Litigation and Insurance Litigation
  • Super Lawyers & Rising Star NC lists – 23 of 26 lawyers named (only 5% of North Carolina lawyers are listed Super Lawyers and less than 3% are listed Rising Stars)
  • Super Lawyers Top Lawyer lists – Top 100 North Carolina Lawyers; Top 50 North Carolina Women Lawyers; Top 25 Raleigh Lawyers
  • Legal Elite Business NC magazine – 21 of 23 NC lawyers included (less than 5% of the state’s lawyers are listed annually)
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Rating – Martindale-Hubbell® – 16 of 18 eligible lawyers rated

Service and Business Recognition

  • Eileen Collins Professional Achievement Award
    Corning Community College, NY
  • Outstanding Legal Volunteer Award
    Habitat for Humanity Wake County
  • Walter Zeller, C.A. Dillon, Jr. and Carl B. Hyatt Fellowship Awards
    Kiwanis Club of Raleigh
  • Alumna Career Achievement Award
    Meredith College
  • Citizen Lawyer Award
    North Carolina Bar Association
  • Distinguished Paralegal Award
    NC Bar Association Paralegal Division
  • Leaders in the Law Award
    NC Lawyers Weekly magazine
  • NC Power List 2021 Personal Injury; 2022-23 Real Estate Law; 2024 Construction Lw
    NC Lawyers Weekly magazine
  • Star Volunteer Award
    NC Horse Council
  • Women of Justice Award
    NC Lawyers Weekly magazine
  • Unsung Heroes Award
    NC Lawyers Weekly magazine
  • Pro Bono Honor Society
    NC State Bar Pro Bono Resource Center
  • Adam W. Foodman Leadership Award
    Real Estate Lawyers Association of NC
  • Women in Business Award
    Triangle Business Journal
  • 40 under 40 Award – 5 lawyers
    Triangle Business Journal