Bell, Davis & Pitt Attorneys Named to Business North Carolina's 2022 Legal Elite

We are pleased to announce that Bell, Davis & Pitt attorneys have been named to Business North Carolina's 2022 Legal Elite class. This year’s Legal Elite class represents approximately 3% of the state’s 28,000 active attorneys.

This year's annual directory of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite is based on the responses of a DataJoe Research survey distributed to every active member of the N.C. State Bar residing within the state. Attorneys are then asked whom they rate among the current best in business-related categories. Attorneys can’t vote for themselves, but they may select members within their firm as long as they vote for an out-of-firm attorney in the same category.  

Bell, Davis & Pitt attorneys included in the 2022 Legal Elite are:

Arthur “Art” J. DeBaugh for Intellectual Property

Marc E. Gustafson for Employment

Robin J. Stinson for Family

Ward Davis for Litigation 

The Legal Elite Hall of Fame honors previous top vote-getters in a specific practice area. The winner is ineligible to win again as a top vote-getter in the same practice area in the future. Bell, Davis & Pitt attorneys in the Hall of Fame are:

Frank M. Bell, Jr. — The state's top real estate attorney in 2010.

Ward Davis — The state's top litigation attorney in 2018.

William K. (Bill) Davis — The state's top litigation attorney in 2006.

Jason James — The state’s top construction attorney in 2020. 

The full Legal Elite directory can be found in the January 2022 issue of Business North Carolina. 

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