John received this award by gaining the highest number of votes by his peers in North Carolina’s legal community.
Each year, the publication asks lawyers practicing in the state of North Carolina to vote on those they consider “Legal Elite” in specified business-related legal categories. The process begins by sending ballots to all members of the N.C. Bar, asking them to select lawyers they feel are at the top of their fields. John received the most votes in the area of Bankruptcy.
As a result of receiving this award, John will also become a member of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame, joining previous Essex Richards hall-of-famers, Heather Culp (Bankruptcy, 2017), Rob Blair (Family Law, 2016), and Lou Lesesne (Employment, 2007).
Read John’s Legal Elite profile here.