12.29.2008 Nine Williams Mullen Attorneys Named "Legal Elite" in North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC -- Williams Mullen announced today that nine of its attorneys have been recognized as “Legal Elite” by Business North Carolina Magazine. The annual directory lists just 3 percent of attorneys licensed in the state of North Carolina.

Williams Mullen’s 2009 Legal Elite are as follows:

Holmes P. Harden*

William B. Gwyn, Jr.

H. Mark Hamlet
Gilbert C. Laite, III
John I. Mabe, Jr.

Construction Litigation
Daniel L. Brawley

Charles B. Neely, Jr.

Real Estate
Reuben G. Clark, III
David R. Dorton

Charles B. Neely, Jr.

*Holmes Harden was 2009’s top recipient of votes in the Bankruptcy category.

About the North Carolina “Legal Elite”
Statewide, 621 lawyers were picked by their peers in 14 mostly business-related categories. The list is compiled by sending ballots to more than 19,000 active members of the North Carolina State Bar living in the state. Each votes for the top practitioner in each category. Voters may not pick themselves, and they may select partners and associates only if they also select lawyers outside the firm in the same categories. Slightly more than 3% of the state’s lawyers were named to the list this year.