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  • Smith Debnam Expands South Carolina Presence with New Hire
  • 6/24/2015:
    Smith Debnam today announced the addition of South Carolina licensed attorney Patrick Goodwyn to the firm. Read More..
  • Partner Lynn Wilson McNally Adds ‘Certified Mediator’ to List of Credentials
  • 2/13/2015:
    We’re pleased to announce that partner and board-certified family law specialist, Lynn Wilson McNally, has received her mediation certification from the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission and is now certified to conduct mediations of equitable distribution and other family law financial cases in district court actions. Read More..
  • Former Smith Debnam Attorney Rejoins Firm as Partner
  • 2/2/2015:
    We are pleased to announce that Caren Enloe has rejoined Smith Debnam as a partner in our Creditors’ Rights practice group. Enloe will lead the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Litigation unit and brings a wealth of experience in the consumer financial services sector, both in litigation and compliance matters. Read More..
  • Smith Debnam Names Sam Fleder Partner
  • 1.27.2015:
    Raleigh-based law firm Smith Debnam today announced that Samuel D. Fleder has been named a partner in the firm. Fleder joined Smith Debnam in 2009 and has been a pivotal member of the firm’s creditors’ rights practice group, representing clients both in North Carolina and South Carolina in matters involving financial services litigation, creditor defense, commercial litigation, foreclosure, and creditor bankruptcy. Read More..
  • Smith Debnam Attorneys Named to the 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
  • 1.26.2015:
    Raleigh-based law firm Smith Debnam today announced that eight Smith Debnam attorneys have been named to the 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists. Firm managing partner, Jerry T. Myers, as well as John W. Narron, Rose H. Stout, Max R. Rodden, and Bettie Kelley Sousa were included on this year’s North Carolina Super Lawyers list. Lynn Wilson McNally, Alicia Jurney, and Sam Fleder were named to this year’s North Carolina Rising Stars list. Read More..
  • Smith Debnam Welcomes Kristin Ruth as Partner
  • 12/18/2014:
    Smith Debnam today announced that veteran family law attorney Kristin Ruth has joined the firm’s family law practice. As a partner, Ruth will represent clients in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, and equitable property distribution. With the addition of Ruth, Smith Debnam’s family law practice now boasts seven attorneys, including six Board Certified specialists. Read More..
  • Rose Stout Receives 2014 Women of Justice Award
  • 11/19/2014:
    We’re pleased to announce that firm senior partner, Rose Stout, a board-certified family law specialist, has been selected as a 2014 North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Women of Justice. The Women of Justice Awards recognize women who have demonstrated leadership, integrity, service, sacrifice, and accomplishment in improving the quality of justice and exemplifying the highest ideals of the legal profession. Read More..
  • Smith Debnam Named a “2015 Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report
  • 11/5/2014:
    Smith Debnam has been named to the 2015 “Best Law Firms” in America rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. Smith Debnam was recognized among the nation’s best for the firm’s reputation of “professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.” Read More..
  • Brett Thompson Joins Smith Debnam
  • 10/15/2014:
    Addition emboldens firm’s strategic expansion into elder law Raleigh-based law firm Smith Debnam has hired Brett Thompson, an elder law attorney with an established practice concentrated in all matters related to Elder Law, including estate planning, probate litigation, Medicaid planning, guardianship, and VA benefits. With the addition of Thompson, the firm strengthens its elder law and advocacy services – an area of law set to increase in demand as 70 million baby boomers race to retirement over the next few decades, many without enough savings to withstand a serious medical condition or prolonged illness. Read More..
  • Smith Debnam Receives 2014 International Compliance and Ethics Award
  • 10/6/2014:
    Smith Debnam received the 2014 International Compliance and Ethics Award, presented by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE). For 10 years running, the SCCE has presented the International Compliance and Ethics Award to individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions in the areas of compliance and ethics in business. The SCCE selected Smith Debnam for being the first law firm in the U.S. to implement a comprehensive compliance program under the guard of a full-time compliance officer. Read More..