Womble Bond Dickinson (US) is pleased to announce that 61 attorneys and 22 state-level practice areas have been recognized in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA. The firm achieved top band recognition in the following areas: Banking & Finance (SC); Environment (NC); Intellectual Property (NC); Litigation: General Commercial (NC); Public Finance (NC); Real Estate (SC); and Real Estate Finance (NC). Additionally, ten attorneys received one or more Band 1 ranking. 

“We continue to be focused on building depth and breadth within our litigation and transactions practices, particularly in knowledge-intensive industries,” said Betty Temple, CEO and Chair of Womble Bond Dickinson (US). “We are pleased to see that our efforts to strategically increase recognition in these areas – for lawyers and departments –  are reflected in the 2022 Chambers USA Guide rankings."

Chambers USA rankings are the result of in-depth market analysis and independent research interviews with clients and other leading law firm lawyers. Click here to learn more about their methodology. 

Ranked Lawyers

Banking & Finance

  • Jacqueline E. Camp (North Carolina)
  • Paul M. Fogleman (North Carolina)


  • Donald J. Detweiler (Delaware)
  • Ericka Johnson (Delaware)
  • James S. Livermon III (North Carolina)
  • Morgan L. Patterson (Delaware)
  • Lisa Tancredi (Maryland)
  • Jill C. Walters (North Carolina)
  • Matthew Ward (Delaware)


  • Brian D. Meltzer (Maryland)
  • 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)
  • Daniella D. Landers (Texas)
  • Lisa K. Rushton (North Carolina)


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


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


  • Elizabeth J. Bondurant (Georgia)

Intellectual Property

  • Mary W. Bourke (Delaware)
  • Ryan W. Cagle (North Carolina)
  • 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)
  • David B. Hamilton (Maryland)
  • Debbie W. Harden (North Carolina)
  • Pressly M. Millen (North Carolina)
  • Henry B. Smythe Jr. (South Carolina)

Litigation: Securities

  • Robert R. Ambler, Jr. (Georgia) 

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

  • James P. Cooney III* (North Carolina)
  • Ripley Rand (North Carolina)
  • Claire Rauscher* (North Carolina)
  • Joe D. Whitley (Georgia)

Public Finance

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

Real Estate

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

  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Real Estate


  • Intellectual Property


  • Energy & Natural Resources

North Carolina

  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Corporate/M&A (Charlotte & Surrounds)
  • Environment*
  • Healthcare
  • Immigration*
  • 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*

Virginia – Northern 

  • Real Estate 

*Denotes Band 1 ranking