The Legal Elite

The Legal Elite



The new class of Legal Elite, made up of top N.C. lawyers, describe what they'd do if they weren't tending bar.
Legal Elite Methodology

Since 2002, Business North Carolina 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.

Each year, BNC sends ballot notices to every member of the N.C. State Bar living in North Carolina — asking each a simple question: Of the Tar Heel lawyers whose work you have observed firsthand, whom would you rate among the current best in these categories? Voters are not allowed to vote for themselves. They may select members of their firms only if they pick out-of-firm lawyers in the same categories, with the latter votes weighted more heavily. The top vote-getter in each category becomes a member of Business North Carolina's Legal Elite Hall of Fame and is ineligible to win again.

Past Legal Elite Winners:
2015  2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   2008   2007    2006

To communicate your Legal Elite honor on your website, download the logo above.
Plaques are available to Legal Elite winners. To order, email Laura MacLean for details or order online by clicking here.

NOTE: You may receive solicitation emails from American Registry or other third parties regarding plaques. They are not authorized to produce Legal Elite plaques. Business North Carolina magazine owns the Legal Elite name and is the only source for authorized Legal Elite plaques.
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