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Seven Smith Debnam Attorneys Named to 2017 Best Lawyers® List

August 16, 2016

Raleigh, NC (Tuesday, August 16, 2016) — Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP is pleased to announce that seven lawyers have been named to the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession.

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 not required nor allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

Smith Debnam would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America:

Thurston Debnam, Jr.Commercial Litigation / Corporate Law
Debnam is one of the firm’s founding partners and has more than 30 years of experience in commercial planning and business litigation.

Franklin DrakeBankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Drake is a nationally recognized speaker on financial services regulation and compliance-related matters, with over 30 years of experience representing clients in the financial services industry.

Alicia JurneyFamily Law
Jurney is a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar and currently serves as a collaborative attorney with the Integrated Accountability and Collaborative Transparency Program (IACT).

Lynn W. McNallyFamily Law
McNally is a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar and a Certified Family Financial Settlement Mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission.

John W. NarronFamily Law
Narron is a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar and currently leads the firm’s family law section.

Byron L. SaintsingBanking and Finance Law
Saintsing leads the firm’s construction law practice group and has written and lectured on many topics about construction and equipment leasing.

Rose H. StoutFamily Law
Stout is a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar and has represented clients in all aspects of family law for over 30 years.

About Smith Debnam

Founded in 1972, Smith Debnam is full-service law firm dedicated to providing clients with the depth of knowledge and sophisticated legal analysis expected of larger firms, along with the personalized service and value-based fee structure only available at smaller firms. Headquartered in Raleigh NC, Smith Debnam is the law firm of choice for clients in the 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, Consumer Financial Services Litigation, Bankruptcy and Foreclosures, Creditors’ Rights & Collections, Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Employment Law, Equipment Leasing & Finance, Family Law, Elder Law & Advocacy Services, Estate Planning & Administration, and Probate Litigation.

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