John Narron and Christina McAlpin Taylor Honored as 2011 Leaders in the Law

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2011 Leaders in the Law presented by North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly selects attorneys John Narron and Christina McAlpin Taylor of Smith Debnam

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Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP is proud to congratulate attorneys John Narron and Christina McAlpin Taylor for their selection as 2011 Leaders in the Law presented by North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly.

Mr. Narron and Ms. Taylor were nominated by their peers as a result of their professional achievements, community involvement, and willingness to mentor others. A panel of impartial judges reviewed the nominations, and they were selected among several qualified nominees to be honored. The award recognizes partners, associates, in-house counsel, paralegals, and administrators whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in the community, has made a positive impact on our state.

A Wake County native, John Narron grew up in Wendell and received his B.A. from East Carolina University in 1974 and earned his J.D. from the University of Mississippi in 1977. Mr. Narron returned home and has been practicing law in North Carolina since 1977 and has been a partner with the Raleigh-based law firm of Smith Debnam since 1987. Mr. Narron is also recognized as Board Certified Family Law Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar. He is head of the firm's litigation practice, which focuses on family law, and he serves as a managing member of the firm's Executive Committee. Mr. Narron is a well-known and respected litigator, mediator, and local leader making a significant impact on his workplace and our community.

Christina Taylor began her practice with Smith Debnam in 2007 in its creditors’ rights practice group. She represents a wide range of businesses through all stages of creditor representation, including pre-suit collection efforts, civil actions, lawsuits, judgments, and executions. She received her B.S. in Family and Community Studies from East Carolina University in 2003 and earned a J.D. from North Carolina Central University in 2006. Still young in her career, Ms. Taylor is a fearless, capable, and caring advocate for her clients and a reliable resource in her community. Her long list of leadership roles in professional and community organizations set Ms. Taylor apart as a true leader in the law.

John and Christina were honored at the Leaders in the Law awards luncheon on Thursday, September 22 at the Marriott Center City and were featured in NC Lawyers Weekly.

Smith Debnam is a midsize North and South Carolina law firm with its main office in Raleigh, NC. The firm’s practice includes 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, Estate Planning & Administration, Immigration Law, and Professional Negligence. To learn more about Smith Debnam visit

Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.


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