North Carolina Super Lawyers is recognizing 22 Ward and Smith attorneys. 

The publication selected 13 attorneys as 2021 "Super Lawyers," an honor awarded to only 5% of Tar Heel attorneys each year. Additionally, Super Lawyers recognized nine attorneys as "Rising Stars," only 2.5% of attorneys receive this distinction.

Attorneys are chosen as being "Super Lawyers" or "Rising Stars" through a statewide nomination process, peer review by practice area, and independent research on candidates.

Ward and Smith attorneys recognized as 2021 "Super Lawyers" include:


Ward and Smith attorneys recognized as 2021 "Rising Stars" include:


Super Lawyers recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. Visit Super Lawyers for additional information about the recognition methodology.