Seeking Litigation Associate

Roberts & Stevens, P.A., in Asheville, North Carolina is seeking an associate with 2-10 years of litigation experience to join their litigation team. Candidate must have strong writing skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and be able to work both independently and as part of a larger team. A JD from an ABA accredited law school with a license to practice law in North Carolina or admission pending to the NC Bar are required. We offer generous benefits and compensation, plus potential for bonuses. All inquiries and applications will be kept in confidence. Send resume to HumanResources@Roberts-Stevens.com.

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Roberts & Stevens attorney Steven Sizemore recognized on ‘Power List’ for excellence in workers’ compensation law

Roberts & Stevens is pleased to announce that attorney Steven Sizemore, a partner with the firm, has been recognized in the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly “Power List” for excellence in workers’ compensation law.

In addition to reporting legal news, court opinions, verdicts and settlements across the state, N.C. Lawyers Weekly curates and publishes up-to-date lists of the 30 most respected, leading attorneys in each field of law. On March 14, the publication released its Workers’ Compensation Power List, naming Sizemore among the state’s most influential lawyers in this field.

When selecting attorneys for its Power Lists, N.C. Lawyers Weekly looks for exemplary lawyers who:
• are experts in their field.
• are well-versed in the nuances of case law, statutes and regulations.
• are experienced and hold a record of success.
• are often referred clients from other lawyers because of their expertise and accomplishments.
• model professionalism and collegiality in their interactions with other members of the legal system.
• can think creatively and identify all options for a client.
• other lawyers might call themselves — or refer to a friend — for legal help in that field.

Sizemore, who joined Roberts & Stevens as a partner in 2021, handles both workers’ compensation and mediation, and he has more than 30 years of experience representing employers and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation matters.

An Asheville native, Sizemore graduated from Western Carolina University and earned a Juris Doctor degree from Campbell University. In 1999, he also became a certified mediator, and has mediated hundreds of workers’ compensation, personal injury, real estate and estate disputes.

As a North Carolina Bar-certified workers’ compensation specialist, Sizemore provides representation before the North Carolina Industrial Commission and counsel to employers in workers’ compensation matters. Additionally, he provides education, training and management for workers’ compensation programs. Sizemore represents businesses that face challenges from the Industrial Commission regarding workers’ compensation and insurance coverage disputes.

N.C. Lawyers Weekly will publish profiles of each “Power Player” in a special section included in the print and digital editions of the newspaper. The Power List will also be published online at nclawyersweekly.com.

Roberts & Stevens is one of the largest law firms in Western North Carolina and serves clients across the state in a wide variety of industries, ranging from large corporations and governmental entities to family-owned companies, small businesses, and individuals. To learn more, visit www.roberts-stevens.com.

Attorney Jordan Barnette joins Roberts & Stevens law firm

Roberts & Stevens is pleased to announce that attorney Jordan Barnette has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Barnette’s legal practice at Roberts & Stevens is concentrated in medical malpractice and healthcare liability. He advises healthcare clients on federal and state privacy laws, as well as legal issues regarding COVID-19.

After studying international affairs as an undergraduate at East Tennessee State University, Barnette graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law, where he was a Marvin K. Blount Law Scholar.

Having worked as a counselor in an acute psychiatric hospital, Jordan understands that legal issues are involved in nearly every aspect of care and operations. He serves as defense counsel for healthcare providers and major hospital systems in medical malpractice and other general liability matters.

No matter the complexity, Roberts & Stevens delivers outstanding service and conscientious legal work performed by experienced and well-prepared lawyers who put their clients’ interests first.

Roberts & Stevens is one of the largest law firms in Western North Carolina and serves clients across the state in a wide variety of industries, ranging from large corporations and governmental entities to family-owned companies, small businesses, and individuals. To learn more, visit www.roberts-stevens.com.

Six Roberts & Stevens attorneys selected for inclusion on 2022 North Carolina Super Lawyers list

Roberts & Stevens is pleased to announce that six of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of lawyers from all across the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Attorneys selected to the 2022 North Carolina Super Lawyers list are:
• Vincent D. Childress, Jr.
• William “Billy” Clarke
• Ann-Patton Hornthal
• Gregory Hutchins
• Phillip T. Jackson
• Wyatt S. Stevens

This is Childress’ tenth year on the Super Lawyers list.

Additionally, three Roberts & Stevens attorneys were selected to the 2022 North Carolina Rising Stars list. This category, eligible to candidates age 40 or younger or to those who have been practicing for 10 or fewer years, is given to no more than 2.5 percent of the eligible lawyers in the state. Individuals are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Attorneys selected to the 2022 North Carolina Rising Stars list are:
• Kathryn M. Madison
• John D. Noor
• John W. Toth

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.

Roberts & Stevens is one of the largest law firms in Western North Carolina and serves regional and national clients in 30 practice areas and industries. To learn more, visit www.roberts-stevens.com.

Seven Roberts & Stevens attorneys recognized in Business North Carolina’s 2022 Legal Elite

Roberts & Stevens is pleased to announce that seven of its attorneys — William “Billy” Clarke, Mary Robinson Hervig, Ann-Patton Hornthal, Gregory D. Hutchins, Susan Russo Klein, Carolyn Clark Snipes, and Wyatt S. Stevens — have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, a listing of the state’s best practitioners in their fields.

For two decades, Business North Carolina has invited active members of the N.C. State Bar to vote for their most-esteemed peers. Attorneys cannot vote for themselves nor for members of the Legal Elite Hall of Fame, which is made up of top vote-getters of each category from previous years. This year, only 3 percent of the state’s 28,000 active attorneys were selected for Legal Elite recognition.

William “Billy” Clarke is a member of the Legal Elite Hall of Fame in the Environment category, having previously topped the list in 2012. A partner with Roberts & Stevens, his practice focuses on environmental permitting and compliance, transactions involving the purchase and sale of contaminated property, environmental and administrative litigation, water quality issues and the representation of local governments on environmental matters.

Mary Robinson Hervig is recognized in the Tax and Estate Planning category. A partner with the firm, Hervig helps clients with their advance medical directives (or “living wills”), powers of attorney, wills, and trusts, including tax planning as necessary, and she assists personal representatives and trustees with the administration of estates and trusts in North Carolina.

Ann-Patton Hornthal is recognized in the Appellate category. A shareholder of Roberts & Stevens, Hornthal handles litigation and pre-litigation matters for commercial clients in complex trial, regulatory, and appellate matters in state and federal courts and licensing boards, with an emphasis on professional liability defense and commercial disputes. She has represented clients in healthcare, legal, manufacturing, alternative-energy, and law enforcement sectors and devotes a substantial portion of her practice to appellate work.

Gregory D. Hutchins is recognized in the Business category. A partner with Roberts & Stevens, Hutchins handles corporate law, business transactions, commercial real property, estate planning and administration, healthcare, and taxation.

Susan Russo Klein is recognized in the Employment category. Klein, a partner with Roberts & Stevens, advises organizations of all sizes on challenging employment issues, from training and compliance to defending labor audits and discrimination complaints. Her business experience includes negotiating and drafting contracts, including service agreements, commercial leases and acquisitions.

Carolyn Clark Snipes is recognized in the Real Estate Law category. A partner with Roberts & Stevens, Snipes practices commercial and residential real property law representing developers, sellers, buyers, lenders, and title insurance companies. She focuses on real estate transactions, easements and agreements, property disputes, and title insurance claims.

Roberts & Stevens partner Wyatt S. Stevens is recognized in the Litigation category. With more than 25 years of experience in complex personal injury litigation and commercial litigation, Stevens has successfully represented individuals, businesses and organizations in state and federal courts throughout Western North Carolina, including dozens of complex jury trials, administrative hearings and appeals. His diverse clients include companies and individuals engaged in the recreational sports industry, manufacturing, insurance, telecommunications, trucking and tourism industries.

Business North Carolina magazine has honored Tar Heel lawyers in this way since 2002, giving the state’s lawyers the opportunity to support and recognize their peers. Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite is the only award that gives every active lawyer in the state the opportunity to participate.

Roberts & Stevens is one of the largest law firms in Western North Carolina and serves regional and national clients in 30 practice areas and industries. To learn more, visit www.roberts-stevens.com.