Forty-two Womble Bond Dickinson lawyers have been named to the 2018 lists of North Carolina Super Lawyers and North Carolina Rising Stars:


G. Michael (Mike) Barnhill—Business Litigation

Jim D. Cooley—Business Litigation

James P. Cooney, III—Criminal Defense: White Collar

James E. Daniel—Employee Benefits

John D. Branson*—Business Litigation

Hunter S. Edwards*—Real Estate

Russ Ferguson*—Business Litigation

Debbie W. Harden—Business Litigation

Mark J. Horoschak—Antitrust Litigation

Kurt E. Lindquist—Business Litigation

Anna S. Mills—Business/Corporate

Sean F. Perrin—State, Local & Municipal Law

Richard L. Rainey—Employment & Labor

Claire J. Rauscher—Criminal Defense: White Collar

Sarah Motley Stone*—Business Litigation

Matthew F. Tilley*—Business Litigation

Constance L. Young—Bankruptcy: Business


James M. Powell—Employment & Labor

Stephen Shaw*—Intellectual Property

Thomas S. (Tom) Stukes—Health Care


Elizabeth K. Arias—Estate & Probate

Raymond M. Bennett*—Business Litigation

David R. Boaz*—Intellectual Property Litigation

Samuel Hartzell*—Business Litigation

Johnny M. Loper—Business Litigation

Pressly M. Millen—Business Litigation

Jonathan T. Mize*—Government Finance

Jesse A. Schaefer*—Business Litigation

Hayden J. Silver, III—Business Litigation


Mary Craven Adams—Business Litigation

Reid C. Adams, Jr.—Insurance Coverage

Ronald R. Davis—Business Litigation

James A. Dean*—Business Litigation

Edward W. Griggs—Estate & Probate

Hardin G. Halsey—Real Estate

Sonny S. Haynes*—Civil Rights

Christopher E. (Chris) Leon—Banking

Elizabeth L. (Betty) Quick—Estate & Probate

Kimberly H. Stogner—Estate & Probate

Keith W. Vaughan—Business Litigation

C. Mark Wiley—Tax Law

William F. Womble, Jr.—Business Litigation

*Denotes Rising Star

North Carolina Super Lawyers is a listing of the top five percent of lawyers in the state who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The multi-step process involved soliciting nominations from attorneys across the state (lawyers were not allowed to vote for themselves), followed by a thorough case-by-case review of each nominee. North Carolina Rising Stars recognizes outstanding attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5% of North Carolina lawyers are named to this list.