Fifty-two Womble Carlyle attorneys have been named to the 2017 lists of North Carolina Super Lawyers and North Carolina Rising Stars.

Womble Carlyle attorneys honored by N.C. Super Lawyers are:


G. Michael (Mike) Barnhill—Business Litigation

Jim D. Cooley—Business Litigation

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

James E. Daniel—Employee Benefits

Hunter S. Edwards*—Real Estate: Business

Russ Ferguson*—Business Litigation

Debbie W. Harden—Business Litigation

Mark J. Horoschak—Antitrust Litigation

Cyrus M. Johnson, Jr.—Business/Corporate Law

Kurt E. Lindquist—Business Litigation

William C. Matthews, Jr.—Real Estate

Meredith J. McKee*—Business Litigation

Anna S. Mills—Business/Corporate

Richard E. Morton—Environmental Litigation

Sean F. Perrin—Local & Municipal Law

Richard L. Rainey—Employment & Labor

William C. Raper—Professional Liability: Defense

Claire J. Rauscher—Criminal Defense: White Collar

Sarah Motley Stone*—Business Litigation

Raboteau T. Wilder, Jr.—Business Litigation

Constance L. Young—Bankruptcy: Business



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

Johnny M. Loper—Business Litigation

Pressly M. Millen—Business Litigation

Jonathan T. Mize*—Government Finance

Hayden J. Silver, III—Business Litigation

Michael C. Thelen*—Land Use/Zoning



Mary Craven Adams—Business Litigation

Reid C. Adams, Jr.—Insurance Coverage

Jimmy H. Barnhill—Family Law

W. Andrew Copenhaver—Antitrust Litigation

Ronald R. Davis—Business Litigation

James A. Dean*—Business Litigation

Edward W. Griggs*—Estate & Probate

Michael D. Gunter—Employee Benefits

Hardin G. Halsey—Real Estate

Sonny S. Haynes*—Civil Rights

Jeffrey T. Lawyer—Tax

Christopher E. (Chris) Leon—Mergers & Acquisitions

Brent F. Powell*—Business Litigation

Elizabeth L. (Betty) Quick—Estate Planning & Probate

George A. Ragland—Estate Planning & Probate

Gemma Saluta*—Personal Injury Defense: Products

Scott A. Schaaf* - Real Estate

Kimberly H. Stogner—Estate Planning & Probate

Keith W. Vaughan—Business Litigation

C. Mark Wiley—Tax Law

William F. Womble, Jr.—Personal Injury Defense: Products

*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.