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Chambers USA 2020 Ranks Parker Poe Attorneys & Practice Groups as Leaders

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  • May 11, 2020

Charlotte, N.C. – Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce that 23 of its attorneys and 10 of its practice groups have been ranked in Chambers USA 2020, one of the premier guides to the legal profession that develops rankings using in-depth interviews and objective research.

Five of Parker Poe’s practice groups received the highest possible ranking, Band 1, in North Carolina or South Carolina. In North Carolina, the firm’s Environmental, Financial Restructuring, Public Finance, and Tax Groups each received that ranking. In South Carolina, the Health Care Group received that ranking. Six of the firm’s individual attorneys also received the Band 1 ranking in their respective practice areas in North Carolina or South Carolina.

In addition, Parker Poe is part of two legal networks that received “Elite – Global-Wide” rankings: TerraLex and the Employment Law Alliance (ELA).

Parker Poe Practice Groups

Chambers USA 2020 ranked Parker Poe practice groups in the following categories:

  • Banking & Finance (Band 3 in North Carolina)
  • Banking & Finance: Public Finance (Band 1 in North Carolina)
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 1 in North Carolina)
  • Environment (Band 1 in North Carolina)
  • Health Care (Band 1 in South Carolina, Band 2 in North Carolina)
  • Intellectual Property (Band 2 in North Carolina)
  • Labor & Employment (Band 2 in North Carolina)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Band 2 in North Carolina)
  • Real Estate (Band 2 in North Carolina)
  • Tax (Band 1 in North Carolina)

Chambers also ranked the firm's Corporate/M&A practice for the Charlotte area.

Parker Poe Attorneys

The following were named leading attorneys for their practice areas:

Antitrust
Catharine Biggs Arrowood (Band 2 in North Carolina)

Banking & Finance
Charles Lee (Band 4 in North Carolina)
Tyler Smith (Band 1 in South Carolina)

Banking & Finance: Public Finance
Jeffrey Poley (Band 1 in North Carolina)

Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Kiah “Chip” Ford (Band 1 in North Carolina)
Brian Darer (Band 2 in North Carolina)

Corporate/M&A
Roy “Skip” Smart (Band 3 in Charlotte area)
Richard Few Jr. (Band 3 in South Carolina)

Environment
Thomas Griffin III (Eminent Practitioner in North Carolina)
Steven Weber (Band 2 in North Carolina)
Mary Katherine Stukes (Band 3 in North Carolina)

Health Care
Joy Hord (Band 2 in North Carolina)

Intellectual Property
Frank Silber (Band 2 in North Carolina)
Christopher Thomas (Band 3 in North Carolina)

Labor & Employment
Stacy Wood (Band 1 in North Carolina)
Keith Weddington (Band 2 in North Carolina)
Jonathan Crotty (Band 3 in North Carolina)

Litigation: General Commercial
Catharine Biggs Arrowood (Band 1 in North Carolina)
Melanie Black Dubis (Band 4 in North Carolina)

Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Richard Glaser Jr. (Band 1 in North Carolina)

Real Estate
Simpson Fant (Band 2 in South Carolina)
Brent Milgrom Jr. (Band 2 in North Carolina)
Craig Lynch (Band 3 in North Carolina)

Real Estate: Finance
Wanda Townsend (Band 2 in North Carolina)

Tax
Kay Miller Hobart (Band 2 in North Carolina)

About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 225 lawyers in eight offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. The firm provides legal counsel to many of the largest companies and local governments in the Southeast.

Parker Poe is a member of two leading international legal networks: TerraLex and the Employment Law Alliance. TerraLex and the ELA have chosen Parker Poe to help guide clients through the challenges of global business.