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Manning, Fulton & Skinner, P.A. (Manning Fulton) continues its rich legacy of accomplished lawyers with twenty-nine attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020.

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, managing partner. “A growing number of Manning Fulton attorneys continue to be honored for their level of experience and quality of work, across the firm’s full breadth of practice areas. Over 65 years, Manning Fulton has built a legacy with accessible, partner-level talent, giving our clients the service they deserve.”

Of the 2020 recipients, two attorneys are recognized for the first time and eight others add additional fields of expertise.

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 for:

Eugene F. Dauchert, Jr. – Health Care Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law

*Randolph M. Fletcher – 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

Stephen T. Byrd –Business Organizations, Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates

Alison R. Cayton – Real Estate Law

William S. Cherry III – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, and Labor and Employment Litigation

Sandra Martin Clark – Corporate Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

James H. Clarke – Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law

John C. Dorsey – Employee Benefits Law and Tax Law

**William B. Gwyn, Jr. – Commercial Finance Law and Corporate Law

**Michael S. Harrell – Commercial Litigation and Family Law

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

Thomas I. Lyon – Corporate Law

Barry D. Mann – Real Estate Law

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

**Kevin A. Prakke – Corporate Law, Securities Regulation, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law

*Natalie M. Rice – Commercial Litigation

**Robert S. Shields, Jr. – Commercial Litigation and Medical Malpractice Law

Douglas J. Short – Real Estate Law

**William C. Smith, Jr. – Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights, Commercial Litigation, and Construction Litigation

**Ritchie W. Taylor – Corporate Law and Franchise Law

Gerald Thornton – Corporate Law and Tax Law

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

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

*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

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For more information, please visit www.bestlawyers.com.

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