Four Carruthers & Roth Directors Selected for Inclusion in Business North Carolina’s 2014 “Legal Elite”

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Carruthers & Roth, P.A. is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s directors were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in Business North Carolina magazine’s 2014 “Legal Elite,” an annual listing of the state’s top lawyers in business-related categories.

To compile the thirteenth edition of Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite,” the magazine distributed nomination ballots to more than 20,000 active members of the North Carolina State Bar. The honorees – which make up less than 3% of the state’s lawyers – were picked by their peers in 14 practice areas.

The directors selected and their respective practice areas are as follows:

June L. Basden: Bankruptcy and Business

J. Patrick Haywood: Construction

Kenneth R. Keller: Employment

Keith A. Wood: Tax/Estate Planning

In addition, Carruthers & Roth attorney Kenneth M. Greene is a member of Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” Hall of Fame. In 2012, he received the most votes of any attorney in the Bankruptcy Law category and in 2013 he became a member of the “Legal Elite” Hall of Fame. Attorneys who receive the most votes in each category are elevated to the Hall of Fame and are no longer eligible for the annual list.

About Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite: 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.

About Carruthers & Roth, P.A.: Carruthers & Roth is a multifaceted law firm in Greensboro, NC serving clients of all sizes – from large multinational corporations and closely-held businesses to individuals and entrepreneurs.  We pride ourselves in delivering big-firm capabilities with the personalized service and responsiveness typical of a small-town practice.  Most importantly, our attorneys are consistently recognized for professional excellence by industry publications such as Chambers USA, North Carolina Super Lawyers and Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite.  Nearly half have scored a perfect “five out of five” rating in Martindale Hubbell peer reviews.  To learn more about Carruthers & Roth, call 336.379.8651 or visit

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