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Recent Recognition

  • Al Guarnieri, Partner in Parker Poe’s Charlotte office, received the Harold P. Josephson Award from the World Affairs Council of Charlotte (WACC) in 2016.
  • Benchmark Litigation 2016 named 12 Parker Poe attorneys as “Local Litigation Stars,” individuals recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers.
  • Brian Darer, Partner at Parker Poe in Raleigh, earned his accreditation as a Board Certified Specialist in Business Bankruptcy by the North Carolina State Bar.
  • BTI Consulting named Parker Poe as a “Leading Brand Builder.” Parker Poe is one of only 57 firms with “outstanding upward trajectory in brand recognition” out of the 650 law firms serving large clients.
  • Bruce Thompson, head of the firm’s Government and Public Policy Group, was selected to serve on the Democratic National Convention Drafting Committee.
  • Business North Carolina magazine named 15 firm attorneys to its 2016 “Legal Elite.”
  • Catharine Arrowood, a Partner in our Raleigh office, was elected to the American Law Institute
  • Five attorneys from Parker Poe were recently named "Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® 2016 (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Only one lawyer in each practice area is named “Lawyer of the Year" within a designated market.
  • Charles Meeker, Partner and former Raleigh Mayor, was inducted into the Raleigh Hall of Fame.
  • BTI Consulting named Parker Poe in the highly coveted “Client Service A-Team.”
  • Chip Holmes, Partner in Parker Poe’s Charlotte office, has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA).
  • Nine female attorneys included in Best Lawyers Spring 2016 Business edition.
  • Elizabeth Gibbes, Partner in Parker Poe’s Charleston office, was recently voted to join the Charleston Regional Development Alliance Board of Directors (CRDA).
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP announced that 20 of the firm's attorneys will be included in the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers.
  • Evan Fultz, a Partner in Parker Poe’s Raleigh office, was named to the North Carolina Symphony Society’s Board of Trustees.
  • BTI Consulting named Parker Poe in the top 10% of law firms in the Health Care industry and the High Tech industry.
  • Grant Whitney, Partner in Parker Poe’s Charlotte office, has been named to the North Carolina State Board of Elections by Governor Pat McCrory.
  • Parker Poe announced that Southern Political Report Magazine has ranked the firm’s government relations practice in the top five among large law firms in North Carolina 2015.
  • Henry Campen, Partner in Parker Poe’s Raleigh office, has been named by Governor McCrory to the Advanced Energy Board of Directors. He is among eight directors chosen by the governor to represent public interests.
  • Seventy-one Parker Poe attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016.
  • Irvin W. Hankins III, General Counsel to Parker Poe and a Partner in the Charlotte office, received the UNC School of Law 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • BTI Consulting named Parker Poe one of the “most recommended by top legal decision makers” for 2 years in a row, 2015-2016.
  • Jami Jackson Farris received the inaugural Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award from Legal Services of Southern Piedmont (LSSP).
  • The Bond Buyer ranks Parker Poe as #1 Bond Counsel Firm in North Carolina and top 5 in South Carolina for 2015.
  • Jonathan Crotty and Michel Vanesse Recognized as a "JD Supra Top Author" 2015
  • Twenty-three attorneys and nine practice areas have been included in Chambers USA 2016: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Kevin Chignell, a Partner in Parker Poe’s Raleigh office, was recently named to the Board of Advisors of Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer.
  • Parker Poe's Raleigh office was named a recipient of the Medal of Arts Award, the City’s highest arts honor, by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission for lifetime extraordinary achievement in support of local arts
  • Kristen Leis, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, has been named to the newly formed Global Client Advisory Board (CAB) for Manzama Inc.
  • Recognized by FORTUNE magazine as a Go-To Law Firm® for the Top 500 Companies in Labor & Employment Law.
  • Melanie Dubis, Partner in Parker Poe’s Raleigh office, has been appointed to The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Board for Directors for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.
  • Parker Poe was awarded the Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award given jointly by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the South Carolina Diversity Council.
  • Michael J. Crook, associate in Parker Poe’s Raleigh office, recently joined the Board of Directors for City of Raleigh (COR) Museum for a one year appointment.
  • Parker Poe and Duke Energy received the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Outstanding Collaborative Project Pro Bono Award for 2014
  • Richard M. Unger was reelected to the Board of Directors of the Wounded In Action Family Foundation.
  • The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce named Parker Poe as the first recipient of the Belk Innovation in Diversity Award
  • Richard S. Glaser, Jr. and Catharine B. Arrowood were inducted as Fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers.
  • The National Law Journal 250 list has included Parker Poe since 2004
  • Robert ‘Bobby’ Byrd, Managing Partner of Parker Poe’s Charleston office, was elected to the Charleston Stage Company’s Board of Trustees.
  • Triangle Business Journal named Parker Poe as a winner of its 2014 Leader in Diversity Awards
  • Scott Bayzle, a Partner in Parker Poe’s Raleigh office, was recently selected as a director to the Board of CAM, Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum.
  • Sidney Evering, Special Counsel in Parker Poe’s Columbia office and the firm’s Director of Diversity, has been elected to serve on the 2015-2016 Board of Directors of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.
  • William Cannon and Christopher Thomas, Partners in our Raleigh office, earned accreditation as Board Certified Specialists in Trademark Law.