Four Bell, Davis & Pitt Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year"

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21 Attorneys Recognized in 2020 Best Lawyers

The 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America© has awarded four Bell, Davis & Pitt attorneys with "Lawyer of the Year" honors in their respective practice areas in the Triad region. The attorneys recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" are:

The "Lawyer of the Year" award recognizes attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a practice area and geographic region. Only one attorney is recognized per practice area in each region.

A total of 21 attorneys from the firm have been named to the list of 2020 Best Lawyers in America. Recognition for Best Lawyers is based entirely by peer review by leading lawyers, and lawyers cannot review attorneys in their own firm. Bell, Davis & Pitt attorneys recognized this year, as well as the areas for which they have been recognized, are:

  • Frank M. Bell, Jr. (Real Estate Law)
  • Daniel C. Bruton (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy)
  • D. Anderson Carmen (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Construction Law; Litigation – Construction)
  • John A. Cocklereece (Corporate Law; Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Tax Law)
  • Galen G. Craun (Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships))
  • Edward B. Davis (Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation)
  • William K. Davis (Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)
  • Arthur J. DeBaugh (Copyright Law; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Trademark Law)
  • Joshua B. Durham (Commercial Litigation)
  • Andrew Freeman (Litigation – Banking and Finance)
  • Marc E. Gustafson (Employment Law – Individuals; Litigation – Labor and Employment)
  • James M. Iseman (Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Tax Law; Trusts and Estates)
  • Mark A. Jones (Criminal Defense: White Collar)
  • Walter W. Pitt, Jr. (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Real Estate Law)
  • Stephen D. Poe (Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Financial Services Regulation Law; Litigation – Banking and Finance)
  • Elizabeth M. Repetti (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy)
  • Alan M. Ruley (Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance)
  • Amy K. Smith (Elder Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates)
  • Robin J. Stinson (Family Law; Family Law Mediation)
  • Kevin G. Williams (Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Trusts and Estates)
  • Charlot F. Wood (Commercial Litigation; Employment Law – Individuals; Employment Law – Management; Workers' Compensation Law – Employers)