Three Carruthers & Roth Attorneys Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® 2020

Greensboro, N.C. – Carruthers & Roth, P.A. announced today that three of the firm’s attorneys have been named Best Lawyers® 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas in Greensboro. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant.

Carruthers & Roth attorneys recognized as 2020 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” are:

  • June L. Basden – 2020 Greensboro “Lawyer of the Year” for Banking and Finance Law
  • J. Scott Dillon – 2020 Greensboro “Lawyer of the Year” for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Norman F. Klick, Jr. – 2020 Greensboro “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Health Care


The attorneys being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

June L. Basden is both an attorney and a Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years of experience in commercial finance and banking law. She represents national and regional banks, financial institutions and commercial lenders in a variety of finance transactions, with a special focus on commercial lending and creditors’ rights. June has extensive experience in asset-based lending, factoring, single-lender and syndicated credit facilities, loan workouts and modifications, foreclosures, bankruptcies and commercial real estate transactions. She received her B.S., summa cum laude, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1983 and her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill in 1986. For 2020, June has also been recognized by Best Lawyers® for her work in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Finance Law and Commercial Transactions / UCC Law.  June was previously honored by Best Lawyers® as Greensboro Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2014 and 2017. She was also recognized by Best Lawyers® as Greensboro Commercial Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2018.

J. Scott Dillon has a broad-based business, tax and estate planning practice, with particular emphasis on business transactions and acquisitions. Scott’s clients include a wide variety of closely-held, family-owned, and professional businesses. He drafts, reviews and negotiates business contracts, provides counsel on business planning, and is involved in most of our firm’s larger M&A transactions. Scott earned his B.A., cum laude, from North Carolina State University in 1979 and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill in 1983. For 2020, Scott has also been recognized by Best Lawyers® for his work in Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Law and Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law. He was previously recognized by Best Lawyers® as Greensboro Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2013 and Greensboro Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2019.

Norman F. Klick, Jr. is a civil litigator who represents medical professionals, insurance companies, businesses and individuals in matters involving professional liability and commercial disputes. He also provides extensive consultation in risk management, conflict resolution, licensing and professional disciplinary matters, including healthcare credentialing disputes. Norman has successfully defended numerous medical malpractice claims and other matters in jury trials and arbitrations across the state. He has also successfully argued cases before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and North Carolina Supreme Court. Norman received his B.A. from North Carolina State University in 1994 and his J.D., cum laude, from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1997. For 2020, Norman has also been recognized by Best Lawyers® for his work in Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants. He was previously honored by Best Lawyers® as Greensboro Litigation – Health Care “Lawyer of the Year” for 2018.

Carruthers & Roth also announced today that 16 of the firm’s attorneys were named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2020. The 2020 list was compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review survey that examines the professional abilities of lawyers by other lawyers.

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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