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Raleigh, N.C. (August 15, 2017) – Smith Debnam is proud to congratulate Partner John W. Narron on being named a 2018 Lawyer of the Year for Family Law by Best Lawyers®, the oldest and one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession.
Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on exceptional voting averages received during the peer-review process. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice area for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.
In addition to the Lawyer of the Year award, John W. Narron was also listed in the 2018 Best Lawyers in America for Family Law, marking his eleventh year in a row receiving this honor.
Narron has practiced law in North Carolina since 1977. He was among the first attorneys in the state to earn a Board Certified Specialist designation in Family Law. Narron has been a partner with Smith Debnam since 1987 and is now head of the firm’s Family Law section. He has provided legal advice and litigation services to clients in central and eastern North Carolina in all manner of civil disputes.
Best Lawyers presents lawyers by geographic region and practice area and bases its findings on an exhaustive peer-review survey where, on average, over 50,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal and professional abilities of other lawyers. Lawyers are neither required nor allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.
Founded in 1972, Smith Debnam is a leading, multi-practice law firm for institutions and private individuals who value a responsible and caring approach from an accomplished team of experienced legal professionals. Representing clients in Banking, Financial Services, Equipment Leasing, Construction, Mortgage Servicing, Manufacturing, and Professional Services industries, the firm has extensive experience in state and federal courts across a diverse list of practice areas, including Corporate and Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Bankruptcy and Reorganization, Foreclosures, Creditor Representation, Collections, Commercial & Residential Real Estate, Construction Law, Employment Law, Equipment Leasing & Finance, Family Law, Elder Law & Advocacy Services, Estate Planning & Administration, and Probate Litigation.
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