McGuireWoods Lawyers Named North Carolina ‘Super Lawyers’ and ‘Rising Stars’ for 2016

January 22, 2016

Sixteen McGuireWoods lawyers from the firm’s Charlotte, Raleigh and Wilmington offices have been named North Carolina “Super Lawyers” for 2016, and 28 of the firm’s lawyers have been named North Carolina “Rising Stars.” The lawyer rating service Super Lawyers will publish this year’s survey findings in its North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine and in the February 2016 edition of Charlotte magazine.

McGuireWoods’ 2016 North Carolina “Super Lawyers”:

  • Mark E. Anderson, Raleigh, Business Litigation
  • Kenneth D. Bell, Charlotte, Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Andrea C. Chomakos, Charlotte, Estate & Probate
  • Peter J. Covington, Charlotte, Business Litigation
  • Larry J. Dagenhart, Charlotte, Business/Corporate
  • Jason D. Evans, Charlotte, Business Litigation
  • Douglas W. Ey, Jr., Charlotte, Business Litigation
  • Justin D. Howard, Raleigh, Business Litigation
  • Henry L. Kitchin, Jr., Wilmington, Business Litigation
  • Bradley R. Kutrow, Charlotte, Business Litigation
  • E. Lynwood Mallard, Charlotte, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • E. Graham McGoogan, Jr., Charlotte, Creditor Debtor Rights
  • Robert H. Pryor, Charlotte, Insurance Coverage
  • L.D. Simmons II, Charlotte, Insurance Coverage
  • Scott P. Vaughn, Charlotte, Bankruptcy, Business
  • C. Colon Willoughby, Raleigh, Criminal Defense

North Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” recognizes top up-and-coming lawyers who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing 10 or fewer years.

McGuireWoods’ 2016 North Carolina “Rising Stars”:

  • Amanda West Abshire, Charlotte, Business Litigation
  • Bradley S. Austin, Charlotte, M&A
  • Austin F. Breen, Charlotte, Employment & Labor
  • E. Brett Breitschwerdt, Raleigh, Energy & Resources
  • Meggan Michelle Bushee, Charlotte, Healthcare
  • Joshua D. Davey, Charlotte, Business Litigation
  • Joan S. Dinsmore, Raleigh, PI – Products: Defense
  • Michael F. Easley, Jr., Raleigh, Business Litigation
  • Millie Goldsmith, Charlotte, Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Rakesh Gopalan, Charlotte, Technology Transactions
  • Joshua K. Green, Charlotte, Banking
  • Meredith E. Green, Charlotte, Business/Corporate
  • J. Curtis Griner, Charlotte, Business/Corporate
  • D. Bowen Heath, Raleigh, Government Relations
  • J. Trevor Johnston, Charlotte, Bankruptcy: Business
  • Jodie Herrmann Lawson, Charlotte, Business Litigation
  • Lauren B. Loftis, Charlotte, Business Litigation
  • Jasmine C. Marchant, Charlotte, Employee Litigation: Defense
  • Zachary D. Morgan, Charlotte, Real Estate
  • Matthew E. Orso, Charlotte, Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Meredith A. Pinson, Charlotte, Employment & Labor
  • Lindsay B. Schall, Charlotte, Business/Corporate
  • Rachelle Thompson, Raleigh, IP Litigation
  • Elizabeth M.Z. Timmermans, Charlotte, Business Litigation
  • Brian P. Troutman, Charlotte, Business Litigation
  • Bart Walker, Charlotte, Healthcare
  • Monica E. Webb, Raleigh, Appellate
  • Joshua D. Whitlock, Charlotte, Schools & Education

A Thomson Reuters publication, Super Lawyers identifies candidates through independent research and by inviting lawyers in each state to nominate the best attorneys they have observed in action. A lawyer-led research staff evaluates candidates on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Candidates also undergo peer review by practice area.