First posted on: Business NC Magazine

Legal Elite

Since 2002, Business North Carolina (BNC) magazine has honored Tar Heel lawyers by publishing Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, a listing of the state’s top lawyers in business-related categories. Winners are chosen not by BNC editors but by the state’s lawyers. Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite has become the model for other awards and lists, but it remains unique as the only award that gives every active lawyer in the state the opportunity to participate. Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite includes the top lawyers chosen using this statewide ballot.

To identify the 20th class of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, Business North Carolina contracted DataJoe Research to facilitate an online peer-voting process and internet research process. This year, about 870 lawyers were selected as Legal Elite. This reflects 3% of the lawyers statewide.