Legal Elite 2021

December 29, 2020 – In The News
Business North Carolina Magazine

Fox Rothschild LLP congratulates 21 attorneys who were named to the 2021 "Legal Elite" list by Business North Carolina magazine in the following areas:

  • Brian R. Anderson (Bankruptcy)
  • E. Kent Auberry (Business)
  • Laura Deddish Burton (Immigration)
  • William E. Burton III (Bankruptcy)
  • Michelle D. Connell (Appellate, Family Law)
  • Richard A. Coughlin (Intellectual Property)
  • Kimberly Bullock Gatling (Intellectual Property)
  • Wesley P. Gelb (Family Law)
  • Neale T. Johnson (Construction, Litigation)
  • Patrick M. Kane (Appellate, Litigation)
  • Amy Smith Klass (Tax & Estate Planning)
  • Deana A. Labriola (Business)
  • Jeffrey P. MacHarg (Litigation)
  • Kip D. Nelson (Appellate, "Young Guns")
  • Diana R. Palecek (Real Estate)
  • Jeremy R. Sayre (Employment)
  • Elizabeth Brooks Scherer (Appellate)
  • Lisa W. Arthur ("Young Guns")
  • Hayes Jernigan Finley (Environmental)
  • Matthew W. Krueger-Andes ("Young Guns")
  • Troy D. Shelton (Appellate, "Young Guns")

Scherer was profiled in a special section and is now a member of the Legal Elite Hall of Fame for receiving the most votes in the appellate category for 2021.

Five additional attorneys are also included in the magazine's Legal Elite Hall of Fame, including:

  • Brian W. Byrd (Real Estate, 2016)
  • Jonathan Heyl (Antitrust, 2012)
  • Matthew Nis Leerberg (Appellate, 2018)
  • George J. "Jerry" Oliver (Employment, 2003)
  • Larry B. Sitton (Antitrust, 2005)

This annual list is compiled through peer nominations and includes attorneys from across the state of North Carolina in 15 legal practice areas. View the full list.