Three Named “Lawyers of the Year” in Raleigh-Durham
Manning, Fulton & Skinner, P.A. (Manning Fulton) continues its rich legacy of accomplished lawyers with thirty-two attorneys recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® 2023.
Year over year, Manning Fulton continues to add new attorneys and practice areas to the ranks of Best Lawyers®.
“I am delighted to, once again, see the expertise of my colleagues recognized by such a prominent publication,” said Barry Mann, co-managing partner. “Manning Fulton’s attorneys continue to be honored for their level of experience and quality of work across the firm’s full breadth of practice areas. For more than 65 years, Manning Fulton has built a legacy with accessible, partner-level talent, and we look forward to serving clients throughout the state and Nation for another 65.”
Manning Fulton also adds three “Lawyers of the Year” to its ranks as Steve T. Byrd was awarded the title for Closely Held Companies and Tax Law, John A. Hardin was awarded the title for Government Relations Practice Law and J. Gray Wilson as awarded the title for Real Estate Litigation Law, all in the Raleigh-Durham market.
The Best Lawyers in America® is a global publication released in over 75 countries. This peer review-based publication has evaluated over 10 million lawyers in over 145 practice areas. Manning Fulton continues its recognition in the oldest and most respected legal publication.
The following attorneys were recognized as Best Lawyers® for:
Eugene F. Dauchert, Jr. – Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Law, Health Care Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Randolph M. Fletcher – Corporate Law and Real Estate Law
Charles L. Steel IV – Corporate Law, Tax Litigation and Controversy, and Tax Law
Reich L. Welborn – Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Real Estate Law
Joseph B. Bass – Real Estate Law
***Stephen T. Byrd – Business Organizations, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law (Lawyer of the Year), Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Tax Law (Lawyer of the Year), and Trusts and Estates
Alison R. Cayton – Real Estate Law
William S. Cherry III – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Insurance Litigation, Labor and Employment Litigation, and Real Estate Litigation
Sandra Martin Clark – Corporate Law, Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates
James H. Clarke – Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
John C. Dorsey – Corporate Law, Employee Benefits Law (Lawyer of the Year), Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates
Jessica L. Elliott – Real Estate Law
*Brianne ‘Bri’ Marino Glass – Commercial Litigation (‘Ones to Watch’)
William B. Gwyn, Jr. – Business Organizations, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Commercial Finance Law, Corporate Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
***John A. Hardin – Government Relations Practice (Lawyer of the Year)
Michael S. Harrell – Commercial Litigation and Family Law
**Deborah L. Hildebran-Bachofen – Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Law, Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates
Thomas I. Lyon – Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, and Corporate Law
Barry D. Mann – Real Estate Law
Michael T. Medford – Antitrust Law, Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Antitrust Litigation, Insurance Litigation, and Labor and Employment Litigation
Kevin A. Prakke – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Securities Regulation
Natalie M. Rice – Commercial Litigation
Robert S. Shields, Jr. – Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law, and Professional Malpractice Law
Douglas J. Short – Real Estate Law
**William C. Smith, Jr. – Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, and Construction Litigation
*W. Brinson Taylor – Real Estate Law (‘Ones to Watch’)
Ritchie W. Taylor – Corporate Law and Franchise Law
Jessica B. Vickers – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, and Labor and Employment Litigation (‘Ones to Watch’)
Jennifer L. Weaver – Business Organizations, Corporate Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
**Judson A. Welborn – Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Franchise Law, Construction Litigation, Land Use and Zoning Litigation, and Real Estate Litigation
***J. Gray Wilson – Appellate Practice, Construction Litigation, and Real Estate Litigation
**Bradley W. Wooldridge – Corporate Law, Litigation and Controversy Tax Law, and Tax Law
*First time recognition in Best Lawyers®
**Best Lawyers® new area of expertise (new area bolded)
***Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year”
About Manning Fulton
Manning Fulton was founded in 1955 by Howard Manning and Charles Fulton, and is one of the longest-lasting law partnerships in North Carolina. In its nearly seven decades faithfully serving the Triangle and Eastern North Carolina, Manning Fulton has grown with its clients and this remarkable state. Today, more than 40 attorneys, averaging more than 20 years’ experience in their respective fields, provide the full suite of legal services to businesses and individuals throughout North Carolina. The firm’s attorneys are uniquely committed to first-rate, accessible, no nonsense expertise and the development of a lasting relationship with every client. Put simply, we focus on what matters.
For more information, please visit www.manningfulton.com.
About Best Lawyers®
Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers® has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers® lists are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe.
For more information, please visit www.bestlawyers.com.