Business North Carolina Names 7 Essex Richards Attorneys Among 2021 Legal Elite

Essex Richards, P.A. is pleased to announced that Business North Carolina magazine has named 7 firm attorneys to its 2021 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 the greatest number of votes from attorneys statewide in a practice area.  Those included in the Hall of Fame are no longer eligible to receive the award annually.

The complete list of the 2021 Essex Richards Legal Elite include the following:

Appellate
Norris Adams

Bankruptcy
John C. Woodman

Business
Stephen H. Morris

John C. Woodman

Employment
Kristen Finlon

Environmental
Natalie Potter

Family
Lauren V. Lewis

Real Estate
John Maheras

Hall of Fame
Lou Lesesne (Employment, 2007), retired
Rob Blair (Family Law, 2016)
Heather Culp (Bankruptcy, 2017)

About Legal Elite

“Legal Elite” attorneys are selected through ballots sent to more than 20,000 attorneys who are active members of the North Carolina State Bar. Members of the Bar are asked to select the best lawyer in each field. Lawyers may not select themselves and can only vote for members of their own firms if they also chose someone outside their firms in the same category. With more weight given to outside votes, fewer than 3 percent of the state’s lawyers were named to the list this year.