The Best Lawyers’ evaluation and inclusion process can be found at the Best Lawyers in America website.
Because of the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers®, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honor.
About The 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
Over 79,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and we have received more than 12 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 6.7 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition.
Lawyer of the Year
The Lawyer of the Year Award is given to the attorney with most votes in each individual field of practice and geographic area. The Lawyer of the Year Award is calculated by the same methodology for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America.
Tharrington Smith’s Best Lawyers
Lynn P. Burleson
Roger Smith, Jr.
Roger Smith, Sr.
Wade M. Smith
Alice C. Stubbs
Lawyer of the Year:
2009 – Lynn P. Burleson, Family Law, Raleigh
2010 – Wade M. Smith, Criminal Defense, Non-White Collar, Raleigh
2011 – Roger W. Smith, Sr., Appellate Law, Raleigh
2013 – Wade M. Smith, Criminal Defense, White Collar, Raleigh
2014 – Wade M. Smith, Criminal Defense, Non-White Collar, Raleigh
2015 – Jaye Meyer, Family Law, Raleigh