Business North Carolina magazine has named 11 Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys to the 2018 North Carolina Legal Elite—the magazine’s annual listing of the state's top lawyers.

The 2018 Legal Elite honorees are:



Bill Matthews, Real Estate

Anna Mills, Corporate, and Business

Mike Tobin, Intellectual Property


Jack Hicks, Intellectual Property

Stephen Shaw, Intellectual Property


Research Triangle Park

Orla O’Hannaidh, Intellectual Property



Liz Arias, Tax/Estate Planning

Lisa Dixon, Business

Larry Moye, Young Guns



Edward Griggs, Tax/Estate Planning

Kim Stogner, Tax/Estate Planning


The following Womble Bond Dickinson lawyers are members of the North Carolina Legal Elite Hall of Fame, meaning they received the most votes in the state in their particular practice area. Hall of Fame members are no longer eligible for the annual rankings. They are:


Alfred Adams, Real Estate (Winston-Salem)

Jim Cooney, Criminal Law (Charlotte)

Andy Copenhaver, Antitrust (Winston-Salem)

Mark Horoschak, Antitrust (Charlotte)

Press Millen, Antitrust (Raleigh)

Betty Quick, Tax/Trusts & Estates (Winston-Salem)


Each year, Business North Carolina sends ballot notices to every member of N.C. State Bar living in North Carolina — asking each a simple question: Of the Tar Heel lawyers whose work you have observed firsthand, whom would you rate among the current best in these categories? Voters are not allowed to vote for themselves. They may select members of their firms only if they pick out-of-firm lawyers in the same categories, with the latter votes weighted more heavily.