I am very honored to be included--along with a number of fine lawyers across the state--in the 2015 "Legal Elite." This year I was listed in the "Business" category, as well as the "Young Guns" category. Business North Carolina magazine surveys more than 20,000 North Carolina lawyers by asking the following question: "Whom would you rate among the current best in these categories [of law]?" The results are compiled, and fewer than 3% of the lawyers in North Carolina are then named to the list.
My sincere thanks go out to all of the lawyers across North Carolina who participated in the peer review process conducted by Business North Carolina magazine. I certainly do appreciate your support. I know that many of you read this blog, and I have the privilege to work with many of you through the North Carolina Bar Association on important issues affecting our state and our profession. I truly appreciate your friendship and trust. I consider it a privilege to be able to recommend several of you for well-deserved recognition, and I am pleased to see some very deserving names on this year's list (although there are several others I wish had also been included). May this new year bring each of you the success and recognition you have earned.