The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 232 Womble Bond Dickinson Lawyers in 2022 Report; 23 Recognized as ‘Lawyer of the Year’

Womble Bond Dickinson announced today that the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® has recognized 187 Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys in 91 categories, including 23 “Lawyer of the Year” honors. In addition, 45 lawyers have been recognized in the Second Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America

The full list of Womble Bond Dickinson lawyers recognized as “Best Lawyers” can be found below (asterisk indicates a “Lawyer of the Year” ranking in the associated category):

Administrative/Regulatory Law

  • G. Michael Barnhill
  • Anthony H. Brett
  • Johnny M. Loper

Admiralty and Maritime Law

  • David M. Collins

Advertising Law

  • William M. Ragland, Jr. 

Antitrust Law

  • James K. Phillips
  • Pressly M. Millen

Appellate Practice

  • James P. Cooney, III

Arbitration

  • William M. Ragland, Jr. 

Banking and Finance Law

  • Christopher H. Oldham
  • David H. Crawford
  • G. Leighton Stradtman
  • G. Thomas Lee
  • Jacqueline E. Camp
  • James M. Wilson
  • John H. Warren III
  • Kim Kelly Mann
  • Peter J. Duffley
  • Robert G. Brinkley
  • Scott A. Schaaf*
  • Susan M. Smythe
  • Thomas L. Harper, Jr.
  • W. Lindsay Smith

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

  • James S. Livermon III
  • Jeffrey L. Tarkenton
  • Jill C. Walters
  • Lisa Tancredi
  • Richard Prosser
  • Kevin J. Mangan
  • Matthew P. Ward

Bet–the–Company Litigation

  • Charles J. Baker III
  • James P. Cooney III
  • Jim D. Cooley
  • Johnny M. Loper
  • Pressly M. Millen

Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice

  • William S. Fultz

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

  • Andrew B. Coburn
  • Cyrus M. Johnson, Jr.
  • Jamile J. Francis III
  • Johnny M. Loper*
  • Matthew B. Homan
  • Michael R. Cashin
  • Robert G. Brinkley

Civil Rights Law

  • Sean F. Perrin

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

  • Cyrus M. Johnson, Jr.
  • Kenneth F. Smith
  • Lawrence A. Moye IV
  • Mary Craven Adams

Commercial Finance Law

  • Charles D. Brown II
  • Robert G. Brinkley
  • W. Lindsay Smith

Commercial Litigation

  • Ashley Kutz Kelley
  • B. Chad Ewing
  • C. Allen Gibson, Jr.
  • Charles J. Baker III
  • Christopher W. Jones
  • Claire J. Rauscher
  • David B. Hamilton
  • Debbie W. Harden
  • Ellen M. Gregg
  • G. Michael Barnhill
  • Greg L. Horton
  • Hayden J. Silver III
  • Henry E. Grimball
  • James D. Myrick
  • James P. Cooney III
  • Jim D. Cooley
  • Johnny M. Loper
  • Keith A. Clinard
  • Kevin A. Hall
  • Kurt D. Weaver
  • Mark P. Henriques
  • Matthew P. Ward
  • Michael J. Sullivan
  • Michael Montecalvo
  • Morris A. Ellison
  • Pressly M. Millen
  • Robert R. Ambler, Jr.
  • Ronald R. Davis
  • Russ Ferguson
  • Sarah Motley Stone
  • Sean F. Perrin
  • Todd Carroll
  • W. Clark Goodman
  • William M. Ragland, Jr.

Commercial Transactions / UCC Law

  • Gregory M. Chabon*
  • James K. Phillips

Communications Law

  • Martin L. Stern

Construction Law

  • C. Allen Gibson, Jr.
  • F. Cordes Ford IV
  • Greg L. Horton
  • James E. Weatherholtz
  • Consumer Law
  • Shelton Sterling Laney III

Copyright Law

  • Jack B. Hicks
  • Jacob S. Wharton
  • John F. Morrow, Jr.
  • Laura A. Kees
  • Michael A. Tobin
  • Newton B. Fowler III
  • Randel S. Springer*
  • William M. Ragland, Jr.

Corporate Compliance Law

  • Claire J. Rauscher
  • Lisa J. Dixon

Corporate Governance Law

  • Anna V. Short–Slightom
  • Dean Wayne Rutley*
  • Elizabeth O. Temple*

Corporate Law

  • Andrew B. Coburn
  • C. Mark Wiley
  • Cyrus M. Johnson, Jr.
  • D. Scott Anderson
  • David H. Crawford
  • David P. Broughton
  • Dean Wayne Rutley
  • Dorinda L. Peacock
  • G. Donald Johnson
  • Gordon R. Penman
  • Greg L. Smith
  • Gregory M. Chabon
  • Jacqueline E. Camp
  • Jane Jeffries Jones
  • Jennifer E. Ammirati
  • John H. Warren III
  • John S. Gambaccini
  • Kenneth N. Shelton
  • Lisa J. Dixon
  • Nadia G. Aram
  • Newton B. Fowler III
  • Scott Bowers
  • Sharon McBrayer Johnson
  • Susan M. Smythe

Criminal Defense: General Practice

  • Claire J. Rauscher
  • James P. Cooney III

Criminal Defense: White–Collar

  • Claire J. Rauscher
  • James P. Cooney III

Derivatives and Futures Law

  • Paul B. Turner

Economic Development Law

  • Stephanie L. Few

Education Law

  • Beth Tyner Jones
  • Jim D. Cooley
  • Mark P. Henriques

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

  • Andrew B. Coburn
  • Elizabeth J. Bondurant
  • Janice C. Baldwin
  • William Wright

Employment Law – Management

  • Beth Tyner Jones
  • James M. Powell
  • John E. Pueschel
  • Richard L. Rainey
  • Theresa M. Sprain

Energy Law

  • Susan H. Cooper
  • Jed M. Nosal

Energy Regulatory Law

  • Jimmy F. Kirkland*
  • Susan H. Cooper

Environmental Law

  • Bradford A. De Vore
  • Jimmy F. Kirkland
  • Michael James Bogle
  • Susan H. Cooper

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

  • Charles J. Baker III*

Family Law

  • Mary Craven Adams

Financial Services Regulation Law

  • Jim D. Cooley
  • John H. Warren, III

Government Relations Practice

  • Alan F. Enslen
  • David B. Hamilton

Health Care Law

  • Anthony H. Brett
  • Antonia A. Peck
  • Greg L. Smith
  • Jeffrey T. Lawyer
  • Sandra Louise Weikel Miller
  • Thomas S. Stukes

Immigration Law

  • Jennifer L. Cory

Information Technology Law

  • Michael A. Tobin

Insurance Law

  • Elizabeth J. Bondurant
  • Henry E. Grimball
  • James D. Myrick
  • Jonathan Reich
  • Reid C. Adams, Jr.

International Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Newton B. Fowler III

Labor Law – Management

  • James M. Powell

Land Use and Zoning Law

  • Gregory S. Sampson
  • Hunter S. Edwards
  • John C. Cooke
  • Michael C. Thelen
  • Robert G. Brinkley

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

  • Kenneth N. Shelton

Litigation – Antitrust

  • David B. Hamilton
  • Pressly M. Millen

Litigation – Banking and Finance

  • Debbie W. Harden
  • G. Michael Barnhill
  • Jim D. Cooley
  • Johnny M. Loper
  • Morris A. Ellison
  • Pressly M. Millen*
  • Ronald R. Davis
  • William M. Ragland, Jr.

Litigation – Bankruptcy

  • B. Chad Ewing
  • Jeffrey L. Tarkenton
  • Matthew P. Ward

Litigation – Construction

  • C. Allen Gibson, Jr.
  • Charles J. Baker III
  • F. Cordes Ford IV
  • Greg L. Horton
  • James E. Weatherholtz
  • Keith A. Clinard
  • Mark P. Henriques
  • Todd M. Conley

Litigation – Environmental

  • Bradford A. De Vore
  • Michael James Bogle
  • Sean D. Houseal

Litigation – ERISA

  • Debbie W. Harden
  • Elizabeth J. Bondurant*

Litigation – First Amendment 

  • James R. Morgan, Jr.

Litigation – Health Care 

  • Anthony H. Brett
  • James R. Morgan, Jr.
  • Mary Craven Adams
  • Sandra Louise Weikel Miller

Litigation – Insurance

  • Elizabeth J. Bondurant
  • James D. Myrick
  • Kimberly Sullivan
  • Reid C. Adams, Jr.

Litigation – Intellectual Property

  • Andrew T. Spence
  • Barry J. Herman
  • Charles A. Burke*
  • Christopher M. Humphrey
  • Dana Severance
  • Hayden J. Silver III
  • Jack B. Hicks
  • Jacob S. Wharton
  • James F. Vaughan
  • John F. Morrow, Jr.
  • Kristen H. Cramer
  • Melissa Gunthner Ferrario
  • Pressly M. Millen
  • Randel S. Springer
  • Raymond M. Bennett
  • William M. Ragland, Jr.

Litigation - Labor and Employment

  • Beth Tyner Jones
  • Gemma Saluta
  • Greg L. Horton
  • James R. Morgan, Jr.
  • John E. Pueschel
  • Rebecca C. Fleishman
  • Richard L. Rainey
  • Sean F. Perrin
  • Theresa M. Sprain

Litigation – Land Use and Zoning

  • John C. Cooke

Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions 

  • David B. Hamilton
  • Debbie W. Harden
  • Elizabeth O. Temple
  • G. Michael Barnhill
  • Jim D. Cooley*
  • Ronald R. Davis
  • William M. Ragland, Jr.*

Litigation – Municipal

  • G. Michael Barnhill*

Litigation – Patent 

  • Barry J. Herman*
  • D. Scott Sudderth
  • Jack B. Hicks
  • James F. Vaughan
  • John F. Morrow, Jr.
  • William M. Ragland, Jr.

Litigation – Real Estate 

  • Jim D. Cooley
  • Michael Montecalvo
  • Morris A. Ellison
  • Thomas L. Harper, Jr.*

Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

  • Jim D. Cooley
  • Ronald R. Davis

Litigation – Securities

  • Debbie W. Harden
  • G. Michael Barnhill
  • Hayden J. Silver III
  • Pressly M. Millen
  • Robert R. Ambler, Jr.
  • Ronald R. Davis

Litigation – Trusts and Estates 

  • Debbie W. Harden
  • Edward W. Griggs
  • Elizabeth K. Arias
  • Elizabeth L. Quick
  • G. Michael Barnhill
  • Johnny M. Loper
  • Kimberly H. Stogner
  • Laurel R.S. Blair*

Litigation and Controversy – Tax

  • C. Mark Wiley
  • Elizabeth K. Arias

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

  • Ellen M. Gregg
  • Frederick W. Rom
  • Jonathan Reich
  • Keith A. Clinard
  • Marilyn R. Forbes Phillips
  • Michael J. Sullivan
  • Ronald R. Davis
  • Sara Tucker

Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

  • James P. Cooney III
  • Sandra Louise Weikel Miller

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

  • Andrew B. Coburn
  • Christopher J. Gyves
  • Cyrus M. Johnson, Jr.
  • David P. Broughton
  • Elizabeth O. Temple
  • Gregory M. Chabon
  • John S. Gambaccini
  • Randall A. Hanson

Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law

  • Kim Kelly Mann
  • Scott A. Schaaf
  • William C. Matthews, Jr.

Municipal Law

  • Belton T. Zeigler

Nonprofit / Charities Law

  • Elizabeth L. Quick

Patent Law

  • Andrew T. Spence*
  • Barry J. Herman
  • Christopher M. Humphrey
  • Jack B. Hicks
  • James F. Vaughan
  • Kevin R. Lyn
  • Kristen H. Cramer
  • Michael A. Tobin
  • Newton B. Fowler III
  • R. Flynt Strean
  • William M. Ragland, Jr.

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants 

  • Bradley O. Wood
  • Christopher J. Geis
  • G. Michael Barnhill
  • Henry B. Smythe, Jr.
  • Henry E. Grimball
  • James D. Myrick
  • James P. Cooney III
  • Michael J. Sullivan
  • Reid C. Adams, Jr.
  • Sean D. Houseal
  • William E. Latham II

Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs 

  • G. Michael Barnhill
  • Reid C. Adams, Jr.

Privacy and Data Security Law

  • Belton T. Zeigler
  • William M. Ragland, Jr.

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

  • Kenneth N. Shelton

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

  • Bradley O. Wood
  • Christina Upton Douglas
  • Dana W. Lang
  • David M. Collins
  • Ellen M. Gregg
  • Frederick W. Rom
  • Greg L. Horton
  • Henry B. Smythe, Jr.
  • Henry E. Grimball
  • James E. Weatherholtz
  • James R. Morgan, Jr.
  • Jonathan M. Engram
  • Jonathon A. Fligg
  • Keith A. Clinard
  • Marilyn R. Forbes Phillips
  • Matthew E. Tillman
  • Michael J. Sullivan*
  • Reid C. Adams, Jr.
  • Sara Tucker
  • William E. Latham II

Project Finance Law

  • Jacqueline E. Camp

Public Finance Law

  • G. Thomas Lee
  • Jonathan T. Mize
  • Paul H. Billow

Qui Tam Law

  • Sandra Louise Weikel Miller

Real Estate Law

  • Amy H. Clayton
  • Bruce A. Buckley
  • Carolyn Saffold Wilson
  • Charles D. Brown II
  • Daniel Q. Orvin
  • David H. Crawford
  • Elizabeth C. Lee
  • G. Leighton Stradtman
  • George Kurlyandchik
  • Gregory S. Sampson
  • Howard N. Solodky
  • Hunter S. Edwards
  • James M. Wilson
  • John C. Cooke
  • John H. Warren III
  • Joseph B. Foltz
  • Kim Kelly Mann*
  • Kimberly Justus
  • Michael C. Thelen
  • Morris A. Ellison
  • Nellie K. Shipley Sullivan
  • Pamela V. Rothenberg
  • Robert G. Brinkley
  • Scott A. Schaaf
  • Stanley J. Wrobel
  • Susan M. Smythe
  • Thomas L. Harper, Jr.
  • Trent E. Jernigan
  • Vanessa Morris
  • W. Lindsay Smith
  • William C. Matthews, Jr.
  • William T. Dawson III

Securities / Capital Markets Law

  • Andrew B. Coburn*
  • David B. Baddour
  • Dorinda L. Peacock
  • Elizabeth O. Temple
  • G. Thomas Lee
  • Greg L. Smith
  • John H. Warren III
  • Kenneth N. Shelton

Securities Regulation

  • Elizabeth O. Temple
  • Jane Jeffries Jones
  • John H. Warren III
  • Kenneth N. Shelton*

Tax Law

  • C. Mark Wiley
  • Elizabeth K. Arias
  • Elizabeth L. Quick
  • Greg L. Smith
  • Howard N. Solodky
  • Janice C. Baldwin
  • Jeffrey T. Lawyer
  • Kenneth F. Smith
  • Kimberly H. Stogner
  • Michael R. Cashin
  • William Wright

Technology Law

  • D. Scott Sudderth
  • Jeffrey S. Whittle
  • Michael A. Tobin
  • Newton B. Fowler III
  • Theodore F. Claypoole
  • William M. Ragland, Jr.

Timber Law

  • Kenneth N. Shelton

Trade Secrets Law

  • Hayden J. Silver III
  • John F. Morrow, Jr.
  • Randel S. Springer
  • William M. Ragland, Jr.

Trademark Law

  • Jack B. Hicks
  • Jacob S. Wharton
  • James F. Vaughan
  • Michael A. Tobin
  • Newton B. Fowler III
  • Randel S. Springer
  • Sarah Anne Keefe
  • William M. Ragland, Jr.

Trusts and Estates

  • Anne Kelley Russell
  • C. Mark Wiley
  • Christopher N. Hewitt
  • Edward W. Griggs
  • Elizabeth K. Arias
  • Elizabeth L. Quick
  • Jeffrey T. Lawyer
  • Kenneth F. Smith
  • Kimberly H. Stogner*
  • Laurel R.S. Blair
  • Lawrence A. Moye IV

Utilities Law

  • Belton T. Zeigler

Venture Capital Law

  • Dean Wayne Rutley

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