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Poyner Spruill LLP Ranked Among Top North Carolina Law Firms in 2013 “Best Law Firms®” List


RALEIGH, NC U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America ranked Poyner Spruill LLP as one of the top law firms in North Carolina in its 2013 “Best Law Firms®” list. Following a rigorous evaluation involving thousands of clients, highly-skilled lawyers and firm representatives, U.S. News Media Group awarded Poyner Spruill First-Tier rankings in 22 practice areas across the state.

Poyner Spruill continues to increase the number of practice areas with First Tier rankings, affirming its continued commitment to excellence in the legal field.  This year’s new First-Tier practice areas include Employment Law – Management; Financial Services Regulation Law; Litigation – Antitrust;  Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation;  Litigation, Environmental; and Litigation – Trusts & Estates.

Additional First-Tier rankings include Administrative / Regulatory Law; Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar; Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Governmental Investigations; Criminal Defense – Litigation; Environmental Law; Health Care Law; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Labor & Employment; Litigation – Municipal; and Tax Law.

“The ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings are now in their third year, and the reaction to the rankings from the legal profession and from legal clients continues to be very gratifying,” says Steven Naifeh, president of Best Lawyers. “Because we combine hard data with peer reviews and client assessments, more and more clients inform us that ours are the most thorough, accurate, and helpful rankings of law firms ever developed.”

The national first-tier rankings will be featured in U.S. News & World Report’s Money issue, on newsstands November 20, 2012. The national and metropolitan first-tier rankings are featured in the “Best Law Firms” standalone publication, which is being distributed to more than 30,000 general counsel and in digital format to more than 60,000 private practice lawyers worldwide. The rankings in their entirety are posted online at

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