Eighteen Womble Carlyle practice areas have been recognized in the Chambers USA 2016 report. In addition, Chambers selected 58 firm attorneys for individual honors.

Womble Carlyle’s Antitrust (North Carolina), Healthcare (North Carolina), Real Estate (North Carolina and South Carolina), General Commercial Litigation (North Carolina) and Corporate/M&A: Banking & Finance (South Carolina) earned Band 1 recognition—Chambers’ highest level.

The firm also earned recognition in the following practice areas: Banking & Finance (Georgia and North Carolina), Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Delaware and North Carolina), Corporate/M&A (North Carolina and South Carolina), Environment (North Carolina), General Commercial Litigation (South Carolina), Intellectual Property (Georgia and North Carolina), Real Estate (District of Columbia) and Real Estate: Finance (North Carolina).

Womble Carlyle attorneys recognized by Chambers in the 2016 report are:


"North Carolina"

Andy Copenhaver

Mark Horoschak

Banking & Finance

"North Carolina"

Mary Bennett

Jackie Camp

Chris Leon

Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory


Steve Dunlevie



Jason Watson


Mark Desgrosseilliers

Matthew Ward

North Carolina

Tom Waldrep

Connie Young



Mike Hardy

Newt Fowler

"North Carolina"

Chris Gyves

Jeff Hay

"South Carolina"

Betty Temple

Johnny Warren



Jimmy Kirkland

"North Carolina"

Brad De Vore

Ric Morton

"South Carolina"

Michael Bogle



Tracy Field

Jill Girardeau

"North Carolina"

Tony Brett

Mark Horoschak

Tom Stukes

Intellectual Property


Mary Bourke


Bill Ragland

Jim Vaughan

"North Carolina"

Christopher Bolen

Chris Humphrey

Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution


Mike Gencarella

Labor & Employment

"North Carolina"

Richard Rainey

"South Carolina"

David McCormack


Tom Sawyer

Litigation: General Commercial

"North Carolina"

Jim Cooley

Jim Cooney

Andy Copenhaver

Debbie Harden

Press Millen

Jay Silver

"South Carolina"

Allen Gibson

Charles Summerall

Henry Smythe

Litigation: Healthcare & Medical Malpractice

"North Carolina"

Mark Horoschak

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

"North Carolina"

Jim Cooney

Claire Rauscher

Real Estate


Joe Foltz

"North Carolina"

Don Donadio

Trent Jernigan

"South Carolina"

Morris Ellison

Foster Gaillard

Lindsay Smith

Susan Smythe

Johnny Warren

James Wilson

"Washington, D.C."

John Hagner

Chris Iavarone

Ken Logwood

Pam Rothenberg

Real Estate: Finance

"North Carolina"

Kim Mann

Bill Matthews

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation


Gordon Schreck

The Chambers Guides have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. Chambers ranks lawyers based on the research of 150 full-time editors and researchers employed at their head office in London. Researchers talk to lawyers and clients, conducting in-depth telephone interviews to gauge a candidate’s technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by the client.