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North Carolina Super Lawyers Articles

Working Within

In a polarized world, Michael Greene finds his way by focusing on the facts

'Attorney, Artist, Activist'

Preetha Suresh Rini lives her Twitter bio out loud

Bourbon Legend

How Melinda Morris Zanoni helped bring an Ava Gardner signature drink line to life

Full MacGyver

Lance Williams fought in the Cold War and the Gulf War, and was called into the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina 

Defending the Unpopular

James F. Wyatt III has made a career of it

Changing the System

Starling Underwood works behind the screen to improve access to justice

Objects of Obsession

From prized bottles of wine to vintage wheels, Allie Petrova advises on high-value collections

Called Up

Ariel Roberson went from pro soccer player to business litigator and children’s book publisher

Shedding Light (without the spotlight)

If you’ve never read about Valecia McDowell’s work, she’s doing it right

Dive Bar

Tony Scheer loved working in the boat and scuba biz; that’s why he stopped doing it

Puzzling it Out

Joan Davis on the art of pre-eminent law

Keeping the Conversation Going

Leto Copeley and Valerie Johnson started a #MeToo podcast before #MeToo hit

The Reconstruction of David Rudolf

The verdict in the Michael Peterson case shook his very foundation. Now, thanks to Netflix, he’s on a new mission: fixing the criminal justice system

Data, Data Everywhere

Craig Cannon and his team attempt to make e-discovery more manageable

A Little Bit Louder Now

Charlotte attorney Lori Keeton makes some noise for women entrepreneurs

C’mon and Raise Up

North Carolina, entertainment attorney Alonzo McAlpine Alston says you’re the next hotbed for entertainment

Discovery with Michelle D. Connell

Michelle D. Connell would rather be laughing or organizing trial notebooks instead of whining about how hard things are

Dude, You Are So Dead

And other thoughts from no-nonsense litigator Sara Lincoln


How the personal became political (and big business) for Rod Kight

Started From The Bottom

Patrick Roberts’ path to the U.S., law and the top floor

Discovery with Karl J. Amelchenko

Karl Amelchenko will do just about anything for a solid bocadillo—except get a Twitter account

Fueling Communities

Stokely G. Caldwell Jr. works with NASCAR’s biggest names to give back

‘Our Atticus Finch’

How Morehead Scholar Wade Smith ushered in a new generation of criminal defense attorneys

The Dream Job

Tin Fulton Walker & Owen’s Katy Lewis Parker reflects on six years as legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina

Digital Media Matters

Charles Marshall works to build a digital dynasty 

Amendment Done

Amy Richardson fights for same-sex rights in North Carolina

‘You’re Just Here to Find a Husband’

An oral history of the first group of female attorneys in North Carolina in the 1970s

On the Fly with Ed Hinson

For the James, McElroy & Diehl lawyer, there’s nothing like the lure of a government investigation—unless it’s rainbow trout

Garfinkel Will Get You In

This sought-after immigration lawyer opens the door for NASCAR engineers and other top economic drivers

Jobs Are Like Weather

They can wipe you out. Employment attorney Meg Maloney fights to fix the damage.

Something is Rotten in the Condo Complex

From Park Avenue to rural North Carolina, Daniel K. Bryson advocates for plaintiffs whose homes are falling apart

The Seventh Black Lawyer in Charlotte

James E. Ferguson II is fearless for his clients

A Voice Against Domestic Violence

Ashley Huffstetler Campbell strives to protect victims of abuse

Soft Heart, Steady Hand

Family law attorney Marcia H. Armstrong, partner at Armstrong & Armstrong, on the importance of patience and mentoring, and how being a lawyer isn’t like the TV shows

Getting Off the Slope

Bankruptcy attorney Christy Myatt helps clients—and skiers—get back on their feet

In the Footsteps of His Father

Second-generation attorney Brent Rosser lets integrity and honesty guide his practice and pro bono work

Service Above Self

Robert H. Haggard, partner at The Van Winkle Law Firm in Asheville and in Hendersonville, on the responsibility he took on as a JAG officer, the active volunteerism of his trust and estate legal community, and his appreciation of antique tractors

The Fact Man

Family law attorney Rich Stephens keeps the details straight

Law and Literature 101

Criminal defense attorney William Terpening looks to books for insight

No Women Allowed

Catharine Biggs Arrowood on bias then and now, the importance of networks, and how she got her very own Perry Mason moment

The Buddy System

How John “Buddy” Wester’s disarming nature earned him a good name and the North Carolina Bar Association presidency

The Interpreter

Leto Copeley translates Spanish and the language of law

The Impromptu Marathoner

Personal injury attorney Marc Madonia ran 26.2 miles on a dare

At Economic Ground Zero

Ritchie Taylor on closing deals during the financial crisis

Soldier for Civil Rights

Geraldine Sumter stays true to her mission

Fifth-Generation Lawyer

Joseph B. Cheshire V lives up to expectations

From DJ to J.D.

Coe Ramsey masters the art of mixing

Hurricane Craig

How Craig Cannon got FEMA to let disaster victims sue FEMA

The Sleuth

Jack Cobb’s detective work has earned him the trust of GOP heavy hitters (not to mention Bank of America)

Renaissance Man

At 11 he could program a computer. He nearly became a doctor. So how did Charles Calkins end up in a law office?

The Connector

Jim Phillips is the most plugged-in attorney in North Carolina

Hard Driver

Elizabeth Kuniholm fights for victims of abuse

How Jack Walker Got His Groove Back

An estate planning attorney dusts off his brass

The Soloist

Felicia Washington Mauney blazes her own trail

It's All in the Details

Mark Merritt, who seems as rock-solid as the boulders dotting the Smokey Mountains, says his vigilance for details lies at the heart of his success

Defending the Delorable

Four North Carolina lawyers describe how and why they do it

Divorce Horror Stories

Family lawyers recount some of their more memorable cases

Steady as She Goes

Leslie Winner takes in stride her responsibilities as top legal counsel for all 16 colleges of The University of North Carolina

The Pros of Giving Back

Four North Carolina attorneys share their thoughts on the importance of pro bono work

Setting the Bar

Anthony "Tony" Lathrop is a conservative foil to his flamboyant clients       

Medicine Man

When faced with malpractice allegations, many medical professionals turn to Dan McLamb to separate facts from emotions

Concerted Effort

Haynes Lea holds a yearly Western bash to raise money for the blind

Both Candid and Kind

J.Norfleet Pruden III, a fourth-generation lawyer from Edenton, is Charlotte’s favorite son

The Quick Study

Leslie O'Toole's openness to new things led her to the courtroom

Another Kind of NASCAR Dad

Stokely Caldwell may be the only lawyer in North Carolina with a hunk of Jeff Gordon’s car hanging in his office

Dead Man Walking Free

Alan Gell was wrongfully convicted and sat on death row for nine years; Jim Cooney set him free

Much to Do About Something

Civil rights legend Julius Chambers continues to fight the good fight

There She Is … A Plaintiff’s Lawyer

A former Miss North Carolina gets down to cases

Have Barbecue, Will Travel

James Early and the universal bonding agent

Hollywood, North Carolina

Jim O’Brien brings moviemakers and investors together

Daughter of the Revolution

Christine Walczyk celebrates pioneering women attorneys

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