Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite honors top lawyers across N.C.
Thirteen lawyers from the Triangle-based Manning, Fulton & Skinner, P.A. were recognized today as part of Business North Carolina’s 2019 Legal Elite. Voted on by other attorneys across N.C., the award highlights the state’s top lawyers in 16 business related-categories.
“It’s exciting to see a growing share of our attorneys recognized with this honor,” said Barry Mann, managing partner at Manning Fulton and member of the Legal Elite Hall of Fame. “Year over year, we see more Manning Fulton attorneys recognized by their peers for their expertise and exceptional client service. It’s an honor to serve with so many talented lawyers.”
Thirteen attorneys from Manning Fulton were recognized as part of the 2019 Legal Elite. Varying in category, they include:
- Stephen Byrd, Business
- Alison Cayton, Real Estate
- Ansley Cella, Tax-Estate Planning
- William Cherry III, Employment
- David Dahl, Tax-Estate Planning
- Jessica Elliott, Real Estate
- William Gwyn Jr., Business
- Michael Harrell, Family
- Douglas Short, Real Estate
- William Smith, Litigation
- Judson Welborn, Litigation
- Reich Welborn, Business
- Bradley Wooldridge, Tax-Estate Planning
This is the 17th consecutive year that Manning Fulton attorneys have been distinguished as part of the Business North Carolina Legal Elite. The firm had 11 winners in 2018.
Legal Elite is the only award that gives every active lawyer in the state an opportunity to participate. By way of ballot, each member of the N.C. State Bar living in the state was able to vote.
In addition to the thirteen attorneys recognized this year, three attorneys remain part of the Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame:
- Charles Fulton (deceased), for Construction in 2002 then Real Estate in 2003
- Barry Mann, Real Estate in 2005
- Samuel “Ted” Oliver Jr., Real Estate in 2007
As hall-of-famers, they are ineligible to win again.