Womble Bond Dickinson (US) is pleased to announce that 54 attorneys and 19 state-level practice areas have been ranked in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA: Leading Lawyers for Business. This includes three attorneys who have been recognized in Chambers High Net Worth Guide. 

Six practices earned Band 1 rankings, Chambers’ highest ranking, and 10 attorneys received one or more Band 1 rankings.  

Ranked Lawyers 

Banking & Finance

  • Jacqueline E. Camp (North Carolina)

Banking & Finance/Public Finance

  • Paul H. Billow (North Carolina)
  • G. Thomas Lee* (North Carolina)


  • James S. Livermon III (North Carolina)
  • Lisa Tancredi (Maryland)
  • Matthew Ward (Delaware)


  • Jeffrey S. Hay (North Carolina: Charlotte & Surrounds)
  • Elizabeth O. Temple (South Carolina)

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Jed Nosal (Massachusetts)


  • Michael James Bogle (South Carolina)
  • Susan Cooper (North Carolina)
  • Bradford A. De Vore (North Carolina)
  • Jimmy Kirkland (Georgia)
  • Richard E. Morton (North Carolina)
  • Lisa K. Rushton (North Carolina)

Government Contracts

  • Kelley P. Doran (USA – Nationwide) 
  • Matt Koehl (USA – Nationwide)


  • Anthony H. Brett (North Carolina)
  • Sandra L. W. Miller (South Carolina)
  • Tom Stukes* (North Carolina)

High Net Worth

  • Elizabeth Arias (North Carolina)
  • Edward Griggs (North Carolina)
  • Kimberly H. Stogner (North Carolina)


  • Jennifer Cory* (North Carolina)
  • Susan Ramos* (North Carolina)

Intellectual Property

  • Mary W. Bourke (Delaware)
  • Cristin H. Cowles (Massachusetts)
  • William S. (Evan) Fultz (North Carolina)
  • Barry J. Herman* (Maryland)
  • Chris Humphrey (North Carolina)
  • John Morrow (North Carolina)
  • William M. Ragland, Jr. (Georgia)
  • Jeffrey Whittle (Texas)

Labor & Employment

  • Richard L. Rainey* (North Carolina)

Litigation: General Commercial

  • Jim D. Cooley (North Carolina)
  • James P. Cooney III* (North Carolina)
  • C. Allen Gibson Jr. (South Carolina)
  • Debbie W. Harden (North Carolina)
  • Pressly M. Millen (North Carolina)
  • Henry B. Smythe Jr. (South Carolina)

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

  • James P. Cooney III* (North Carolina)
  • Claire Rauscher* (North Carolina)

Real Estate

  • Amy Clayton (South Carolina)
  • Morris Ellison (South Carolina)
  • Joseph B. Foltz (Georgia)
  • W. Foster Gaillard (South Carolina)
  • Christopher Iavarone (District of Columbia)
  • Trent Jernigan (North Carolina)
  • Pamela V. Rothenberg (District of Columbia)
  • W. Lindsay Smith* (South Carolina)
  • Susan Smythe (South Carolina)
  • John Warren III (South Carolina)
  • James Wilson (South Carolina) 

Real Estate: Finance

  • Kimberly Kelly Mann* (North Carolina)
  • William Matthews Jr. (North Carolina)


  • Jeff Lawyer (North Carolina)

Ranked Departments


  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring

District of Columbia

  • Real Estate


  • Intellectual Property

North Carolina

  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Corporate/M&A (Charlotte & Surrounds)
  • Environment*
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property*
  • Litigation: General Commercial*
  • Public Finance*
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate: Finance

South Carolina

  • Banking & Finance*
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Healthcare
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Real Estate*

USA - Nationwide

  • Government Contracts

*Denotes Band 1 ranking