The Raleigh law firm of Tharrington Smith LLP is pleased to announce that Family Law Partner, Alice C. Stubbs, has been recognized with Martindale Hubbell’s 2015 Client Distinction Award.
Martindale-Hubbell gives the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award to those lawyers whose clients give the lawyer a 4.5 average rating (out of 5.0) in the following areas:
(1) Communications Ability;
(3) Quality of Service; and
(4) Value for Money.
Less than one percent (1%) of the more than 900,000 attorneys listed by Martindale-Hubbell on its martindale.com and lawyers.com websites receive the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award. Ms. Stubbs is an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer at Martindale-Hubbell and is also listed as a “Martindale-Hubbell® Top Rated Lawyer™ in Family Law” for 2015.
Martindale-Hubbell is the premier lawyer rating service in the country. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ have long been considered an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada.
Alice C. Stubbs is a partner in the firm’s Family Law Section. She joined Tharrington Smith in 2006 after completing eight years as a Wake County District Court judge. First appointed in 1997 by Governor Jim Hunt, she was elected to the judgeship in 1998 and 2002. During her time on the bench, Ms. Stubbs presided in domestic court; was certified as a juvenile judge in 2001; and was designated as a family court judge from 2002 through 2005.
Ms. Stubbs has served on the Board of Directors for the Wake County Bar Association. In 2008, she served as the vice chairman of the Continuing Legal Education Committee for the Wake County Bar Association. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and served on its Litigation Section Council. She is a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and a Board Certified Family Financial Mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission. Ms. Stubbs was appointed by Governor Mike Easley to serve on the North Carolina Ethics Commission, effective October 2006. She was reappointed to the Ethics Commission by Governor Perdue in January of 2010. She has been recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as one of the “Legal Elite” family law attorneys in North Carolina, as well as by Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers North Carolina.
Tharrington Smith LLP is one of the most widely respected firms in North Carolina and has cultivated a positive reputation that reaches across the nation. The firm’s 35 attorneys serve clients in the areas of criminal law, taxation and seizure, family law and mediation, education law, election law and redistricting, and civil litigation. Our lawyers ardently support excellence in the legal profession, the arts, education, and the community through professional service and financial support. The firm’s lawyers welcome referrals and associations in our primary practice areas and are commonly associated by our peers to assist with complex matters in our individual fields of practice. To find out more about Tharrington Smith LLP, visit our website at http://tharringtonsmith.com.