Lawyers Honored in 2024 Legal Elite Edition

January 2, 2024

We are pleased to announce many of our lawyers are named in Business North Carolina magazine’s 2024 Legal Elite edition, a listing of the state’s top lawyers in their respective areas of business practices.  This list acknowledges fewer than 4% of more than 28,000 practicing attorneys in the state and this year’s class recognizes lawyers in all our core practice areas.  We congratulate those for their well-deserved respect earned among peers:

Appellate – Amie Sivon

Business – David Liggett

Construction – Bill Pollock

Litigation –  Bo Walker

Real Estate – Ashleigh Black, Ben Kuhn, Bob Ramseur and Ashley Ray

Tax & Estate Planning – John Cella

Young Guns – Stephen Gambill and Michael Hutcherson

Since 2002, Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite has been a special feature that profiles the state’s most respected attorneys as voted by their peers. BNC curates its listing through ballots sent to every member of the NC State Bar living in North Carolina, and asks “Of lawyers observed firsthand, whom would you rate among the current best in these business 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. Top vote-getters are ultimately named to the final list.

The complete list of 2024 appears in the January issue of Business North Carolina:

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