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01.02.2019 Firm News

13 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named to Business North Carolina’s 2019 ‘Legal Elite’; Keith Kapp and Elizabeth Scott Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that 13 attorneys have been named to Business North Carolina magazine’s 2019 “Legal Elite.” Business North Carolina sends ballots to every member of the N.C. State Bar living in North Carolina and asks whom they would rate the best among the current best in 16 categories. Lawyers are not allowed to vote for themselves, and they may select members of their firms only if they pick out-of-firm lawyers in the same categories.

In addition, the top vote-getters in each category are inducted into the Legal Elite Hall of Fame and profiled in the magazine. This year, Keith Kapp and Elizabeth Scott earned that distinction.

To read their profiles, click below.

Williams Mullen attorneys selected include (sorted by practice area):


M. Keith Kapp (Hall of Fame Inductee)
Aaron G. Spencer


Gilbert C. “Gib” Laite, III


Michael C. Lord
Edward S. Schenk, III

Intellectual Property

Richard T. “Rick” Matthews
Andrew R.  “Drew” Shores
Robert C. “Rob” Van Arnam


Elizabeth Davenport Scott (Hall of Fame Inductee)

Young Guns (Under 40)

Jennifer A. Morgan

In addition, the following attorneys were previously inducted into Business North Carolina's Legal Elite Hall of Fame, which annually recognizes the top vote-getter in each category. After receiving the hall of fame recognition, attorneys are elevated into the hall of fame and no longer eligible for the annual list.


Holmes P. Harden (2009)


Amos C. Dawson, III (2008)

Real Estate

Robert C. "Robby" Lawson (2013)

For more information on Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite,” click here.