Twenty-one Ward and Smith, P.A. Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Twenty-one Ward and Smith, P.A. attorneys have been recognized as “Super Lawyers” or “Rising Stars” in the 2015 edition of North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine. Attorneys are chosen as being “Super Lawyers” or “Rising Stars” through a statewide nomination process, peer review by practice area, and independent research on candidates. Only five percent of North Carolina attorneys are chosen each year. Twenty-one attorneys from Ward and Smith made the 2015 list, nine of whom are acknowledged as Rising Stars.

The attorneys and the area of practice in which they were acknowledged include:

Lauren Taylor Arnette — Family Law
Albert R. Bell, Jr. — Employment & Labor
Matthew A. Cordell — Business/Corporate
Angela P. Doughty — Intellectual Property
Donalt J. Eglinton — Business Litigation
A. Charles Ellis — Personal Injury General: Plaintiff
Lynwood P. Evans — Personal Injury General: Plaintiff
Paul A. Fanning — Creditor Debtor Rights
Samuel B. Franck — Real Estate
John M. Martin — Business Litigation
Lance P. Martin — Bankruptcy: Consumer
Michael L. Miller — Estate & Probate
William A. Oden, III — Employment & Labor
Michael J. Parrish — Business Litigation
Gary J. Rickner — Business Litigation
J. Troy Smith, Jr. — Business/Corporate
Jason T. Strickland — Business Litigation
Ryal W. Tayloe — Construction Litigation
Allen N. Trask, III — Business Litigation
Hayley R. Wells — Employment & Labor
Kenneth R. Wooten — Business Litigation