2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin, PLLC is pleased to announce that 14 of its attorneys have been recognized by their peers for the exceptional practice of law and are included in this year’s lists of “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” for North Carolina. The individual HSSM attorneys and their primary practice areas are set forth below, with special recognition for Keith Merritt’s tenth year being honored as a Super Lawyer for his superior Land Use and Zoning practice:

2018 HSSM Super Lawyers:
Amy E. Simpson – Family Law
David B. Hamilton – Construction Litigation
Mark R. Kutny – Business Litigation
Bentford E. Martin – Construction Litigation
Keith J. Merritt – Land Use/Zoning (tenth year)
Mark D. Riopel – Family Law (also included in the Top 100 North Carolina Super Lawyers)
Erik M. Rosenwood – Construction Litigation
George W. Sistrunk III – Real Estate
Glenn C. Thompson – Bankruptcy: Business

2018 HSSM Rising Stars:
Christopher T. Hood – Construction Litigation
Tracy Thompson James – Construction Litigation
Carolyn Krueger-Andes – Family Law
M. Aaron Lay – Construction Litigation
Melanie Johnson Raubach – Bankruptcy: Business

The complete 2018 lists for Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are featured in the January issue of Super Lawyers, which is available here.

Attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are selected through a process that includes peer nominations, independent research by third-party evaluators regarding an attorney’s qualifications in a dozen key areas, and peer evaluation by a panel of highly-credentialed attorneys. Only five percent (5%) of attorneys are selected and recognized as Super Lawyers, and only two a half percent (2.5%) of attorneys are selected and recognized as Rising Stars. Additional details regarding Super Lawyers’ patented selection process may be found here.