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Ward and Smith Attorneys Named as a "Legal Elite" by BNC

January 18, 2019

Ward and Smith, P.A.

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Business North Carolina ("BNC") has recognized 17 Ward and Smith attorneys as Legal Elite for 2019. 

Since 2002, the publication has honored top attorneys from around the state who were chosen by their peers in the awarded legal category. Only about three percent of attorneys are selected for this distinction each year. 

The Ward and Smith attorneys recognized as 2019 Legal Elite are:

Lauren ArnetteLauren ArnetteFamily

Wes CamdenCriminal*      

Alex DaleAlex DaleAppellate

Angela DoughtyAngela DoughtyIntellectual Property         

Paul FanningPaul FanningBankruptcy

Sam FranckSam FranckReal Estate        

Lee HodgeLee HodgeBusiness

Paige InmanPaige Inman, Young Guns    

Will OdenWill OdenEmployment

Caitlin PoeCaitlin PoeCriminal

Joe SchoutenJoe SchoutenLitigation

John SloanJohn SloanTax-Estate Planning       

Troy SmithTroy SmithBusiness

Jason StricklandJason StricklandConstruction

Amy WangAmy WangEnvironmental

Devon WilliamsDevon WilliamsEmployment

Jeremy WilsonJeremy Wilson, Young Guns

Wes Camden was also recognized by Business North Carolina as the top attorney in the Criminal category, meaning he received the most votes. He now joins Jim Creekman (retired), David Ward and Brad Evans in the Legal Elite Hall of Fame.  According to BNC's rules, he is no longer eligible to win in that same category.

Click here to view the entire Legal Elite list, as well as read Business North Carolina's methodology behind selecting attorneys for this distinction.