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Essex Richards ERISA Litigation Team Earns National Recognition

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have named Essex Richards to their 2020 list of “Best Law Firms” in America. The firm received a national ranking and metropolitan rankings in several practice areas. For the fourth year in a row, Essex Richards earned a national ranking for its ERISA Litigation practice. ERISA (which stands for the Employee Retirement Security Income Act of …

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Rob Blair and Woody Connette Named “Lawyer of the Year”

Essex Richards, P.A. is pleased to announce that The Best Lawyers© in America has named 2 of its attorneys “Lawyer of the Year” in the publication’s newly released 26th edition. Only one lawyer in a specific practice area and location is honored with this designation each year. Rob Blair was named “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Family Law Mediation. Woody Connette …

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Essex Richards Launches ERISA Blog

Essex Richards is excited to announce the launch of our ERISA blog. The blog, written by attorneys Norris Adams, Woody Connette, and Caitlin Walton will cover issues that arise in the different kinds of cases that fall under ERISA: long-term disability, medical claims and health benefit denials, pension/retirement issues, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, breach of fiduciary duty, and …

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Eight Essex Richards Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers” in North Carolina

Eight Essex Richards attorneys have been named North Carolina “Super Lawyers” for 2018. Additionally, Essex Richards attorney  Edward G. “Woody” Connette was named to the list of Top 100 Lawyers in North Carolina, and the Top 25 Lawyers in Charlotte.   The complete list of the 2018 Essex Richards “Super Lawyers” includes the following: Norris A. Adams, Employee Benefits, General Litigation …

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Business North Carolina Names 3 Essex Richards Attorneys to 2018 Legal Elite

Essex Richards, P.A. is pleased to announced that Business North Carolina magazine has named 3 firm attorneys to its 2018 list of “Legal Elite.” Additionally, Essex Richards is honored to have 3 lawyers in the Legal Elite Hall of Fame: retired partner Lou Lesesne (Employment, 2007), Rob Blair (Family Law, 2016), and Heather Culp (Bankruptcy, 2017). An attorney is included in the Legal Elite Hall of Fame when he or she receives …

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Think You’ve Made the Right Designation? Think Again.

Originally Published by The Charlotte Business Journal on September 16, 2016. By Woody Connette The batteries in our home smoke alarms are life savers, yet we tend to overlook them, often for years on end. Sadly, there’s no turning back the clock if they fail at a critical moment. The same is true with the beneficiary designations we make with our life …

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Essex Richards Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers” in North Carolina

Eight Essex Richards attorneys have been named North Carolina “Super Lawyers” for 2017, and one has been named to the list of “Rising Stars.” Additionally, two Essex Richards attorneys – Edward G. “Woody” Connette, and Heather W. Culp were named to the list of Top 100 Lawyers in North Carolina, and the Top 25 Lawyers in Charlotte.   Heather Culp …

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Business North Carolina Names 5 Essex Richards Attorneys to 2017 Legal Elite

Essex Richards, P.A. is pleased to announced that Business North Carolina magazine has named 5 firm attorneys to its 2017 list of “Legal Elite.” In addition to these lawyers being honored, Partner Heather Culp was named to the Legal Elite Hall of Fame, where she joins Essex Richards lawyers Lou Lesesne (Employment, 2007), Renee Hughes (Employment, 2012), and Rob Blair (Family Law, 2016). An attorney is included in the Legal Elite Hall …

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Essex Richards, P.A. Earns National Ranking in the Area of ERISA Litigation

Essex Richards earned a national ranking for its ERISA Litigation practice area in the 2017 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” ERISA (which stands for the Employee Retirement Security Income Act of 1974) is a federal law that governs private employers’ retirement, health, disability and other benefit plans. This is the firm’s first national ranking. Essex Richards is …