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The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Recognizes 7 Essex Richards Attorneys; Woody Connette Named 2017 Lawyer of the Year in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Essex Richards, P.A. is pleased to announce that The Best Lawyers© in America has named 7 of its attorneys to the 2017 list in the publication’s newly released 23rd edition.  Partner Edward G. “Woody” Connette was named Charlotte Employee Benefits (ERISA) Lawyer of the Year, 2017.

Best Lawyers© is based on a peer-review survey of over 50,000 attorneys in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and more than 7.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers’ legal abilities by other lawyers in their practice areas. Attorneys are not permitted to pay any fee to participate or be included on the lists.

Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

The complete list of the 2017 Essex Richards Best Lawyers© is as follows:

Woody Connette (2007) [10]

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law – Individuals
  • Litigation – ERISA
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Heather Culp (*)

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

John Daniel (2010) [5]

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Construction

Jon Buchan (1991) [25]

  • Litigation – First Amendment

N. Renee Hughes (2013) [5]

  • Employment Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment

Rob Blair (2011) [5]

  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation

Steve Morris (2016)

  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

(Year) First year the lawyer was listed.

(*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers.

[#] Anniversary plaque for which lawyer is eligible (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 years)