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 and Renee Hughes were also included on the list of Top 50 Women Lawyers in North Carolina. The complete list of the 2017 Essex Richards “Super Lawyers” includes the following:
Norris A. Adams, Employee Benefits, General Litigation
Robert S. Blair Jr., Family Law
Jonathan E. Buchan, Business Litigation, Media and Advertising, Intellectual Property Litigation
Edward G. “Woody” Connette, Personal Injury – General, Employee Benefits, General Litigation
Heather W. Culp, Bankruptcy, Business Litigation
John T. Daniel, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation
Renee Hughes, Employment and Labor, Employment Litigation
Marc E. Gustafson, Employment and Labor, Business Litigation, General Litigation
Additionally, Lauren V. Lewis has been named to the list of “Rising Stars” in the area of Family Law.
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 worked with. A lawyer-led research team evaluates candidates on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Candidates also undergo a peer review by practice area.