Kilpatrick Stockton Attorneys Named to 2010 North Carolina Super Lawyers

James H. Kelly, Jr. and Randall D. Avram
Selected to Top 100 Attorney Listing

NORTH CAROLINA (February 15) – – Kilpatrick Stockton announced today that 23 of the firm’s attorneys were selected as North Carolina Super Lawyers and North Carolina Rising Stars. In addition to this prestigious list, partner James H. Kelly, Jr. and Randall D. Avram were named to the select Top 100 Super Lawyers listing for North Carolina.

North Carolina Super Lawyers is a listing of the top five percent of lawyers in the state who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The multi-step process involved soliciting nominations from attorneys across the state (lawyers were not allowed to vote for themselves), followed by a thorough case-by-case review of each nominee. North Carolina Rising Stars recognizes outstanding attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5% of North Carolina lawyers are named to this list.

The following names are the 2010 Kilpatrick Stockton attorneys recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers:

W. Christopher Matton

Business Litigation
Chad D. Hansen (Rising Star)
James H. Kelly, Jr. (Top 100 Super Lawyers)
Richard J. Keshian
Hayden J. Silver III
David C. Smith
Dan Taylor

Employment & Labor
Randall D. Avram (Top 100 Super Lawyers)
Jill S. Cox
Louis W. Doherty
David C. Lindsay (Rising Star)

Stephen R. Berlin
Steven J. Levitas
Alan H. McConnell

Estate Planning & Probate
Carl W. Hibbert

General Litigation
Gregg E. McDougal

Intellectual Property
Charles W. Calkins
George L. Little, Jr.

Mergers & Acquisitions
Lisa J. Dixon

Real Estate
Jeffery A. Benson
Gary K. Joyner
John C. Livingston (Rising Star)
Ford B. Robertson (Rising Star)

About Kilpatrick Stockton
Kilpatrick Stockton LLP is a full-service international law firm with nearly 500 attorneys in nine offices across the globe: Atlanta and Augusta, GA.; Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem, NC.; New York, NY; Washington, D.C.; Dubai; and Stockholm, Sweden. Kilpatrick Stockton’s delivery of innovative business solutions provides results-oriented counsel for corporations, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. Collaboration among Kilpatrick Stockton’s corporate, litigation and intellectual property attorneys provides knowledgeable and proactive guidance for companies at every stage of the business life cycle. For more information, please visit


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