Business North Carolina Honors 9 HSSM Attorneys in its 2023 Legal Elite

We are pleased to announce that nine Hamilton Stephens attorneys have been named to Business North Carolina’s 2023 Legal Elite class. This year’s Legal Elite list represents approximately 3% of the North Carolina’s 28,000 active attorneys.

This year’s annual directory of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite is based on the responses of a DataJoe Research survey distributed to every active member of the N.C. State Bar residing within the state. Attorneys are then asked whom they rate among the current best in business-related categories. Attorneys can’t vote for themselves, but they may select members within their firm as long as they vote for an out-of-firm attorney in the same category.

Congratulations to our 2023 HSSM Nominees!


Bankruptcy Law

  • Melanie Raubach
  • Glenn Thompson
  • Matthew Winer


Construction Law

  • David Hamilton
  • M. Aaron Lay


Family Law

  • Mark Riopel
  • Kyle LeBlanc



  • Dan Finegan
  • Mark Kutny


Hall of Fame

  • Tracy James – Construction
  • Bentford Martin – Construction
  • George W. Sistrunk – Real Estate
  • M. Aaron Lay – Young Guns