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01.05.2021 Firm News

16 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named to Business North Carolina’s 2021 ‘Legal Elite’

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that 16 attorneys have been named to Business North Carolina magazine’s 2021 “Legal Elite.” Business North Carolina issues ballots to every member of the N.C. State Bar living in North Carolina and asks whom they would rate the 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.

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


Aaron G. Spencer


Gilbert C. “Gib” Laite III


Caitlin M. Poe


Michael C. “Mike” Lord

Edward S. Schenk III

Intellectual Property

Richard T. “Rick” Matthews

Andrew “Drew” R. Shores

Douglas “Doug” C. Tsao

Robert “Rob” Van Arnam


Caitlin M. Poe

Robert “Rob” Van Arnam

Young Guns

Lauren E. Fussell

Caitlin M. Poe

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 are eligible for the annual list.


M. Keith Kapp (2019)


Holmes P. Harden (2009)


Wes J. Camden (2019)


Amos C. Dawson, III (2008)


Elizabeth Davenport Scott (2019)

Real Estate

Robert C. "Robby" Lawson (2013)

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