Fifty-three Womble Carlyle attorneys have been named to the 2016 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

Cornelius W. Coghill, III—Estate & Probate

Jim D. Cooley—Business Litigation

Jim Cooney—Criminal Defense: White Collar

James E. Daniel—Employee Benefits

B. Chad Ewing*—Business Litigation

Russ Ferguson*—Business Litigation

Debbie W. Harden—Business Litigation

Mark Horoschak—Antitrust Litigation

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

Bill Matthews —Real Estate

Meredith J. McKee*—Business Litigation

Ric Morton—Environmental Litigation

Richard L. Rainey—Employment & Labor

William C. Raper—Professional Liability: Defense

Claire Rauscher—Criminal Defense: White Collar

Sarah Motley Stone*—Business Litigation

Raboteau T. Wilder, Jr.—Business Litigation

Constance L. Young—Bankruptcy: Business


Jack Hicks—Intellectual Property

Thomas S. (Tom) Stukes—Health Care


Liz Arias—Estate & Probate

Raymond M. Bennett*—Business Litigation

Marina Chase Carreker*—Business Litigation

Donald A. Donadio—Business/Corporate

Johnny M. Loper—Business Litigation

Press Millen—Business Litigation

Jonathan T. Mize*—Government Finance

Amanda G. Ray*—Business Litigation

Hayden J. Silver, III—Business Litigation

Michael C. Thelen*—Land Use/Zoning


Alfred G. Adams—Real Estate

Mary Craven Adams—Business Litigation

Jimmy H. Barnhill—Family Law

David R. Boaz*—Intellectual Property Litigation

W. Andrew Copenhaver—Antitrust Litigation

Ronald R. Davis—Business Litigation

James A. Dean*—Business Litigation

Edward 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

Jennifer Barker Lyday*—Bankruptcy: Business

Brent F. Powell*—Business Litigation

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

George A. Ragland—Estate Planning & Probate

Gemma Saluta*—Personal Injury Defense: Products

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.