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Majority of Firm’s Attorneys Recognized in 2018 Edition of The Best
Lawyers in America� and One Also Named as “Lawyer of the Year”

RALEIGH, N.C. (August 15, 2017) – Manning, Fulton & Skinner, P.A. (“Manning Fulton”) is pleased to announce that 28 attorneys from the firm were listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 – representing 26 practice areas and 70 percent of the firm’s attorneys. Of those recognized, nine are new to the list this year. Additionally, John McMillan was named the 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in the Raleigh region for Government Relations. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

“We are ecstatic to have not only the ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in the region for Government Relations, but also so many of our lawyers named as Best Lawyers in America by the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession,” said Barry Mann, managing partner. “There’s no doubt that our team is hard working and dedicated to providing exceptional client service, but it’s a great honor for me and so many of my colleagues to be recognized by our peers.”

Manning Fulton would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the Best Lawyers in America  2018: (*denotes first time recognition and **denotes Best Lawyers in America  2018 and “Lawyer of the Year”).

*Stephen Byrd – Business Organizations, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

*Alison Cayton – Real Estate Law

*William S. Cherry III – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law

*Sandra Martin Clark – Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

James H. Clarke – Corporate Law

*Eugene Dauchert, Jr. – Health Care Law

*John C. Dorsey – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

William B. Gwyn, Jr. – Corporate Law

Deborah L. Hildebran-Bachofen – Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

Barry D. Mann – Real Estate Law

**John B. McMillian – Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Government Relations Practice

Michael T. Medford – Antitrust Law, Bet-The-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Insurance, Litigation – Labor and Employment

Kevin A. Prakke – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Robert S. Shields, Jr. – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

*Douglas J. Short – Real Estate Law

William C. Smith, Jr. – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction

Charles L. Steel IV – Corporate Law, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law

Ritchie W. Taylor – Franchise Law

W. Gerald Thornton – Corporate Law, Tax Law

Jennifer L. Weaver – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Judson A. Welborn – Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Litigation – Real Estate

Reich L. Welborn – Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Real Estate Law

For more than three decades, Best Lawyers has compiled a list of outstanding lawyers by conducting more than 12 million peer review evaluations of more than 82,000 lawyers. Attorneys being considered for The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are then reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and they undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.


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, 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

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