Eight Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in North Carolina Super Lawyers for 2010

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Eight Horack Talley Attorneys have been named North Carolina Super Lawyers for 2010 for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate, Business/Corporate, Business Litigation, Family Law, Land Use/Zoning and Real Estate.

Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A., which has offices located in Charlotte, NC, and Rock Hill, SC, is proud to announce that eight attorneys from the firm have been selected for inclusion in Law & Politics Magazine’s 2010 North Carolina Super Lawyers for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate, Business/Corporate, Business Litigation, Family Law, Land Use/Zoning and Real Estate.

Super Lawyers, which has been published by Law & Politics since 1991, is a supplement that appears in leading magazines and newspapers distributed across the country. Attorneys who are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers for a particular state have obtained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only five percent of attorneys in North Carolina are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers.

The following Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes attorneys were selected for inclusion:

Robert S. Blair, Jr.—Family Law
Thomas R. Cannon—Family Law
Paul H. Efird, III—Real Estate Law
Elizabeth T. Hodges—Family Law
Robert B. McNeill—Business Litigation, Appellate and Real Estate
Gena G. Morris—Family Law
Tate K. Sterrett—Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution
James M. Talley, Jr.—Real Estate, Business/Corporate, Land Use/Zoning

Ms. Hodges and Ms. Morris were also included as two of the Top 50 Women who received the highest point totals in the 2010 North Carolina Super Lawyers nominations.

Additionally, Kary C. Watson and Amy Purwin Hunt were included in North Carolina Rising Stars 2010. Ms. Hunt was included for General Litigation and Ms. Watson for Appellate and Family Law. Rising Stars are attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to this list.

Selections for Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are made annually on a state-by-state basis. Each attorney selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers and Rising Stars is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is extremely thorough, combining peer nominations and evaluations and third party research.

Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. attorneys offer a tradition of value and personal service to their clients. The firm has offices in uptown Charlotte, in the South Park area of Charlotte, and in Rock Hill, South Carolina, all of which enable the firm to serve clients with interests in both states. Horack Talley is one of the oldest firms in the Charlotte region, with more than seventy-five years of service to the state and community. The firm’s practice areas include commercial and residential real estate, real estate litigation, commercial litigation, family law, creditors' rights, tax planning and wealth building, employment law, and homeowners' association law.

Horack Talley attorneys have served in numerous leadership roles in their professions and communities, as well as in county and state government. The firm’s present and former attorneys proudly served in the roles of president of the Mecklenburg County Bar and the North Carolina Bar Association as well as several legal-services organizations, including Legal Aid of North Carolina. They have also served on the Charlotte city council and as Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board members. One Horack Talley lawyer went on to become the president of Duke Energy and another became the Mayor of Asheville. Horack Talley attorneys today continue the tradition of benevolent service for the public good.

Horack Talley is also a member of International Society of Primerus Law Firms (Primerus). Primerus is the leading alliance of small and medium sized, top-rated, independent firms. With over 150 law firms located in the U.S., Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Mexico and Switzerland, Primerus firms provide clients with responsive, high quality, partner-level service for much less than what large law firms charge. All Primerus law firms are: AV- rated using the Martindale-Hubbell peer review service; screened for excellence; and audited annually for continued quality.

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