43 Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys were recognized by their industry peers in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2021 Edition. The "Ones to Watch" awards are recognitions given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States, and recipients typically have been in practice for 5-9 years. The methodology for determining these awards remains purely peer-review. 

Please congratulate the lawyers listed below on their achievement.


  • Tom Kierner: Intellectual Property Law
  • Aaron K. Reinhardt: Patent Law
  • Brendan H. White: Real Estate Law
  • Emily Whittaker: Intellectual Property Law


  • Marina A. Andrews: Banking and Finance Law
  • Nicholas B. Hawkins: Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Brian D. Meltzer: Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Sarah E. Meyer: Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation


  • Caitlin E. MacDowell: Corporate Law
  • Heath T. Misley: Intellectual Property Law, Technology Law
  • Kenneth L. Mueller Ph.D.: Intellectual Property Law
  • Sarah J. Wilk: Corporate Law


  • Ryan D. Ellard: Commercial Litigation
  • Kathryn S. Mansfield: Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Environmental


  • Erik J. Chamberlin: Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Elliott Deaderick: Patent Law
  • Matar Diouf: Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Camille P. Mollozzi: Corporate Law
  • Patrick G. Spaugh: Commercial Litigation


  • Bryant S. Caldwell: Commercial Litigation


    • Cory Schug: Intellectual Property Law
    • Stephen Shaw: Intellectual Property Law
    • Jon T. Sink: Commercial Litigation


    • Morgan C. Arndt: Financial Services Regulation Law


    • Kristin Lamb: Intellectual Property Law, Technology Law


    • Tri C. Dang: Intellectual Property Law
    • Zi Wang: Intellectual Property Law

    Los Angeles

    • Nadia D. Adams: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

    Palo Alto

    • Tony T. Chen: Intellectual Property Law


    • Scott D. Anderson: Litigation - Labor and Employment
    • B. Logan Buck Ph.D.: Intellectual Property Law, Litigation - Patent, Patent Law
    • Samuel B. Hartzell: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation
    • Jesse A. Schaefer: Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation - Trusts and Estates
    • Jonathon D. Townsend: Commercial Litigation
    • Katherine J. Zimmerman: Health Care Law

    Research Triangle Park

    • Casey D. Donahoe Ph.D.: Intellectual Property Law
    • Jacob D. Moore Ph.D.: Intellectual Property Law
    • Kimberly B. Richmond: Corporate Law, Real Estate Law


    • Jeff Golimowski: Commercial Litigation

    Washington, D.C.

    • Ana L. Jara: Litigation - Real Estate


    • Nicholas T. Verna: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation


    • Ryan H. Niland: Commercial Litigation
    • Brittany Teague: Real Estate Law