Sixteen Carruthers & Roth Attorneys Named to 2020 Best Lawyers® List

Greensboro, N.C.Carruthers & Roth, P.A. is pleased to announce that 16 of the firm’s attorneys representing 25 practice areas have been named to the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

In addition, three Carruthers & Roth attorneys were named as Best Lawyers 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas. The publication awards this honor to a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area.

The individual attorneys named, and the area(s) of practice in which they were recognized, are listed below:

The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

Michael J. Allen
Commercial Litigation
Copyright Law
Litigation – Intellectual Property

June L. Basden
Banking and Finance Law (2020 Greensboro “Lawyer of the Year” for Banking and Finance Law)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Finance Law
Commercial Transactions / UCC Law

J. Aaron Bennett
Trust and Estates

J. Scott Dillon
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (2020 Greensboro “Lawyer of the Year” for Business Organizations [including LLCs and Partnerships])
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

John M. Flynn
Environmental Law

Kenneth M. Greene
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Finance Law
Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Equipment Finance Law

J. Patrick Haywood
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction

Kenneth R. Keller
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – ERISA
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Norman F. Klick, Jr.
Litigation – Health Care (2020 Greensboro “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Health Care)
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

Jeremy S. Shrader
Real Estate Law

Richard L. Vanore
Commercial Litigation
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

Christopher J. Vaughn
Real Estate Law

Gregory S. Williams
Trusts and Estates

Keith A. Wood
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Tax Law

Mark K. York
Commercial Litigation

Elizabeth J. Zook
Real Estate Law

About Best Lawyers: Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 94,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received over 11 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 8.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 62,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

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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