Business North Carolina Names 7 Essex Richards Attorneys to 2016 Legal Elite

Essex Richards, P.A. is pleased to announced that Business North Carolina magazine has named 7 firm attorneys to its 2016 list of “Legal Elite.” In addition to these lawyers being honored, Partner Rob Blair was named to the Legal Elite Hall of Fame, where he joins Essex Richards lawyers Lou Lesesne (Employment, 2007) and Renee Hughes (Employment, 2012). 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 each year. The complete list of the 2016 Essex Richards Legal Elite include the following:

Heather W. Culp

Stephen H. Morris

Edward G. “Woody” Connette
Marc E. Gustafson

Robert S. Blair
Lauren V. Lewis

Intellectual Property
Natalie D. Potter

Edward G. “Woody” Connette

In addition Lauren V. Lewis was acknowledged in the Young Guns category.

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.