Aug 16 2018

Womble Bond Dickinson placed 207 attorneys on the 2019 Woodward/White Inc.’s The Best Lawyers in America rankings, a new record for the firm. 

The following is a list of the Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys who rank among the country’s best. Attorneys marked with an asterisk (*) are new to the Best Lawyers list for 2019:
 
Atlanta

  • Robert R. Ambler, Jr., Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation
  • Elizabeth J. Bondurant, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Insurance Law, ERISA Litigation, Insurance Litigation
  • R. Dal Burton, Product Liability Litigation (Defendants), Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (Defendants)
  • Joseph Foltz, Real Estate Law
  • Louis T. Isaf, Patent Law, Copyright Law
  • *G. Donald Johnson, Corporate Law
  • *Sharon McBrayer Johnson, Corporate Law
  • *Kimberly Justus, Real Estate Law
  • Steven D. Kerr, Patent Law, Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Jimmy F. Kirkland, Energy Regulatory Law, Environmental Law
  • G. William Long III, Commercial Litigation, Labor & Employment Litigation
  • William M. Ragland, Jr., Commercial Litigation, Copyright Law, Banking & Finance Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation, Patent Law, Patent Litigation, Technology Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, Trade Secrets Law, Trademark Law, Arbitration
  • G. Leighton Stradtman, Banking & Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • *D. Scott Sudderth, Patent Litigation, Technology Law
  • Michael J. Sullivan, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants), Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (Defendants)
  • Nellie Shipley Sullivan, Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law
  • James F. Vaughan, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Jason H. Watson, Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Carolyn Saffold Wilson, Real Estate Law

 
Baltimore

  • Newton B. Fowler III, Copyright Law, Corporate Law, Patent Law, Technology Law, Trademark Law, International Mergers & Acquisitions
  • David B. Hamilton, Commercial Litigation, Government Relations Practice, Antitrust Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation
  • Barry J. Herman, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Law, Patent Litigation

Boston

  • Sarah Anne Keefe, Trademark Law

Charleston

  • J. Marshall Allen, Healthcare Law
  • Charles J. Baker III, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Ethics & Professional Responsibility Law
  • Laurel R.S. Blair, Trusts & Estates Litigation, Trusts & Estates
  • David M. Collins, Admiralty & Maritime Law, Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)
  • David H. Crawford, Real Estate Law, Banking & Finance Law
  • Morris A. Ellison, Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance Litigation, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Litigation
  • Shawn M. Flanagan, Tax Law, Trusts & Estates, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • F. Cordes Ford IV, Construction Law, Construction Litigation
  • W. Foster Gaillard, Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Commercial Finance Law
  • C. Allen Gibson Jr., Construction Law, Construction Litigation, Commercial Litigation
  • Henry E. Grimball, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants), Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)
  • Thomas L. Harper Jr., Real Estate Litigation, Real Estate Law, Banking & Finance Law
  • Greg Horton, Product Liability Litigation (Defendants), Labor & Employment Litigation, Construction Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law
  • *John Hawk IV, Banking & Finance Litigation
  • Sean D. Houseal, Environmental Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants)
  • *Dana Lang, Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)
  • David B. McCormack, Arbitration, Employment Law (Management), Labor & Employment Litigation, Mediation
  • Cynthia Spieth Morton, Real Estate Law, Banking & Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law, Corporate Law
  • James D. Myrick, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Insurance Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants)
  • Daniel Q. Orvin, Real Estate Law 
  • Graeme F. Philp, Closely Held Companies & Family Business Law, Corporate Law, Tax Law
  • Gordon D. Schreck, Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Elizabeth W. Settle, Real Estate Law, Banking & Finance Law, Corporate Law 
  • Kenneth F. Smith, Trusts & Estates, Tax Law
  • Henry B. Smythe, Jr., Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants), Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)
  • Susan M. Smythe, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Banking & Finance Law
  • Matthew E. Tillman, Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)
  • John H. Warren III, Banking & Finance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Real Estate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • James E. Weatherholtz, Construction Law, Construction Litigation, Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)
  • James M. Wilson, Banking & Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • David S. Yandle, Employment Law (Management), Labor Law (Management), Labor & Employment Litigation  
  • Stephanie L. Yarbrough, Economic Development Law

 
Charlotte

  • G. Michael Barnhill, Commercial Litigation, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Banking & Finance Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation, Municipal Litigation, Trusts & Estates Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants), Securities Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law (Defendants)
  • Robert G. Brinkley, Banking and Finance Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Real Estate Law, Commercial Finance Law
  • Bruce A. Buckley, Real Estate Law
  • Theodore F. Claypoole, Technology Law
  • Jim D. Cooley, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Education Law, Banking & Finance Litigation, Financial Services Regulation Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation
  • James P. Cooney III, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, General Practice Criminal Defense, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants), White-Collar Criminal Defense, Medical Malpractice Law (Defendants), Appellate Practice
  • Susan H. Cooper, Environmental Law
  • Jennifer L Cory, Immigration Law
  • Elizabeth C. Coss, Trusts & Estates
  • James E. Daniel, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, ERISA Litigation, Corporate Law
  • Bradford A. De Vore, Environmental Law
  • B. Chad Ewing, Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Russ Ferguson, Commercial Litigation
  • W. Clark Goodman, Commercial Litigation
  • Debbie W. Harden, Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation, Securities Litigation, Trusts & Estates Litigation
  • Jeffrey S. Hay, Corporate Law, International Mergers & Acquisitions, Venture Capital Law, Leveraged Buyouts & Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • *Brian A. Hayles, Healthcare Law
  • Mark Henriques, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation
  • Matthew B. Homan, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), International Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mark J. Horoschak, Antitrust Law, Healthcare Law, Antitrust Litigation
  • Cyrus M. Johnson, Jr., Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, Closely Held Companies & Family Business Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Jane Jeffries Jones, Securities Regulation
  • Katherine T. Lange, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, ERISA Litigation
  • William C. Matthews, Jr., Real Estate Law, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Anna S. Mills, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Richard E. Morton, Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation, Energy Law, Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Sean F. Perrin, Commercial Litigation, Labor & Employment Litigation, Civil Rights Law
  • Richard L. Rainey, Employment Law (Management), Labor & Employment Litigation
  • Claire J. Rauscher, Commercial Litigation, General Practice Criminal Defense, White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Andrew T. Spence, Patent Law, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Michael A. Tobin, Copyright Law, Information Technology Law, Patent Law, Technology Law, Trademark Law
  • Constance L. Young, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/ Insolvency & Reorganization Law

 
Columbia

  • Todd Carroll, Commercial Litigation
  • Kevin A. Hall, Commercial Litigation
  • Christopher M. Towery, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/ Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Belton T. Zeigler, Utilities Law

Greensboro

  • Jacqueline E. Camp, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law
  • Gregory M. Chabon, Corporate Law, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Randall A. Hanson, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Jack B. Hicks, Intellectual Property Litigation, Copyright Law, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • James M. Powell, Labor Law (Management), Employment Law (Management)
  • Thomas S. Stukes, Healthcare Law

Greenville

  • Michael James Bogle, Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation
  • Amy H. Clayton, Real Estate Law
  • Andrew B. Coburn, Business Organizations (including LLCs & Partnerships), Corporate Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Jamile J. Francis, III, Business Organizations (including LLCs & Partnerships)
  • Josh Howard, Commercial Litigation
  • Shelton Sterling Laney III, Consumer Law
  • Melinda Davis Lux, Business Organizations (including LLCs & Partnerships), Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Corporate Governance Law
  • Sandra Louise Weikel Miller, Healthcare Law, Medical Malpractice Law (Defendants), Healthcare Litigation, Qui Tam Law
  • W. Lindsay Smith, Real Estate Law, Banking & Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law
  • Elizabeth O. Temple, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Corporate Governance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation, Securities Regulation, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Rory D. Whelehan, Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights/ Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation

 
Raleigh

  • Elizabeth K. Arias, Trusts & Estates, Trusts & Estates Litigation, Tax Law, Tax Litigation & Controversy
  • Raymond Bennett, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Paul H. Billow, Public Finance Law
  • John C. Cooke, Land Use & Zoning Law, Land Use & Zoning Litigation, Real Estate Law
  • Lisa J. Dixon, Corporate Law, Corporate Compliance Law
  • Peter J. Duffley, Banking & Finance Law 
  • Marilyn R. Forbes, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (Defendants), Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)
  • Christopher M. Humphrey, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Law 
  • Beth Tyner Jones, Employment Law (Management), Labor & Employment Litigation, Education Law
  • Christopher W. Jones, Commercial Litigation
  • G. Thomas Lee, Public Finance Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Banking & Finance Law
  • James S. Livermon III, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/ Insolvency & Reorganization Law
  • Johnny M. Loper, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance Litigation, Trusts & Estates Litigation, Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Kevin R. Lyn, Patent Law
  • Pressly M. Millen, Antitrust Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Securities Litigation, Antitrust Law 
  • Jon Mize, Public Finance Law
  • Lawrence Moye IV, Closely Held Companies & Family Business Law
  • Dorinda L. Peacock, Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Elizabeth LeVan Riley, Real Estate Law
  • Frederick W. Rom, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (Defendants), Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)
  • Hayden J. Silver III, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Securities Litigation
  • Theresa M. Sprain, Employment Law (Management), Labor & Employment Litigation
  • Michael C. Thelen, Real Estate Law
  • Kurt D. Weaver, Commercial Litigation

 
Research Triangle Park

  • *David B. Baddour, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • M. Christopher Bolen, Copyright Law, Biotechnology & Life Sciences Practice
  • Kenneth N. Shelton, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts & Private Equity Law, Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, Timber Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation

 
Tysons Corner

  • Thomas A. Cawley, Jr., Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Jeffrey A.D. Cohen, Corporate Law
  • John S. Gambaccini, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • *Daniel R. Mackesey, Real Estate Law
  • Keith J. Mendelson, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Venture Capital Law
  • Thomas J. Sawyer, Employment Law (Management), Labor & Employment Litigation

Washington

  • Richard David, Real Estate Law 
  • John Garziglia, Communications Law
  • John D. Hagner, Real Estate Law, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Deborah Israel, Commercial Litigation, Land Use & Zoning Litigation, Real Estate Litigation
  • *Paul A. Kaplan, Commercial Litigation
  • Elizabeth C. Lee, Real Estate Law
  • Kenneth W. Logwood, Real Estate Law
  • Pamela V. Rothenberg, Real Estate Law
  • Howard N. Solodky, Tax Law, Real Estate Law
  • Martin L. Stern, Communications Law 
  • Jeffrey L. Tarkenton, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/ Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Andrew M. Tucker, Leveraged Buyouts & Private Equity Law
  • Stanley J. Wrobel, Real Estate Law

 
Wilmington

  • Kristen H. Cramer, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Law
  • Mark L. Desgrosseilliers, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/ Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation
  • *Dana Severance, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Matthew P. Ward, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/ Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation

Winston-Salem

  • Mary Craven Adams, Family Law
  • Reid C. Adams, Jr., Insurance Law, Insurance Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants), Personal Injury Litigation (Plaintiffs), Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)
  • Janice C. Baldwin, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law
  • Ranlet S. Bell, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law, Trusts & Estates
  • Anthony H. Brett, Healthcare Law, Healthcare Litigation, Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • *David P. Broughton, Corporate Law
  • Charles Brown II, Commercial Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • Frank W. Bullock, Jr., Antitrust Law, Appellate Practice, Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Mediation
  • Charles A. Burke, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Michael R. Cashin, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Tax Law
  • Keith A. Clinard, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Product Liability Litigation (Defendants), Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (Defendants)
  • Ronald R. Davis, Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation, Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation, Securities Litigation, Mass Torts Litigation/Class Actions (Defendants)
  • Christina Upton Douglas, Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)
  • Jonathan M. Engram, Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)
  • Melissa Gunthner Ferrario, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Ellen M. Gregg, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (Defendants), Product Liability Litigation (Defendants), Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Edward W. Griggs, Trusts & Estates, Trusts & Estates Litigation 
  • Hardin G. Halsey, Real Estate Law, Timber Law, Banking & Finance Law
  • Hada de Varona Haulsee, Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance Litigation, Product Liability Litigation (Defendants), Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (Defendants)
  • Christopher N. Hewitt, Trusts & Estates
  • Trent E. Jernigan, Real Estate Law
  • William E. Latham II, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants), Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)
  • Jeffrey T. Lawyer, Tax Law, Healthcare Law, Trusts & Estates
  • Christopher E. Leon, Banking & Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Corporate Law, Public Finance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • R. Michael Leonard, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action (Defendants), Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)
  • Ellen Lloyd, Real Estate Law
  • Kim Kelly Mann, Banking & Finance Law, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, Real Estate Law
  • Michael Montecalvo, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation
  • James R. Morgan, Jr., Labor and Employment Litigation, Product Liability Litigation (Defendants), Healthcare Litigation
  • John F. Morrow, Jr., Intellectual Property Litigation, Trade Secrets Law, Copyright Law
  • Christopher H. Oldham, Banking & Finance Law
  • Tiffani Otey, Trademark Law
  • James K. Phillips, Antitrust Law, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law
  • Robert S. Pierce, Commercial Litigation
  • John E. Pueschel, Employment Law (Management), Labor & Employment Litigation
  • Elizabeth L. Quick, Trusts & Estates, Trusts & Estates Litigation, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law
  • Jonathan Reich, Insurance Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (Defendants)
  • Scott A. Schaaf, Banking & Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • Greg L. Smith, Corporate Law, Healthcare Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Tax Law
  • Randel S. Springer, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, Trade Secrets Law, Trademark Law
  • Kimberly H. Stogner, Trusts & Estates, Trusts & Estates Litigation, Tax Law
  • Keith W. Vaughan, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants), Product Liability Litigation (Defendants) 
  • Jacob S. Wharton, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • William R. Whitehurst, Corporate Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law, ERISA Litigation
  • C. Mark Wiley, Tax Law, Tax Litigation & Controversy, Trusts & Estates, Corporate Law
  • William F. Womble, Jr., Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law (Defendants), Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants), Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)
  • Bradley O. Wood, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants) 
  • William Wright, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law