Fifteen Carruthers & Roth Attorneys Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® List; One Attorney Named to 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Greensboro, N.C.Carruthers & Roth, P.A. announced today that 15 of the firm’s attorneys representing 23 practice areas have been named to the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, five of whom were selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas in the Triad area. One additional attorney has been included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

The Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” is a prestigious designation for only one attorney per practice area within each metropolitan region, based on the highest peer ratings received. “Ones to Watch” is a new designation by Best Lawyers for attorneys who have practiced for less than 10 years and are positively reviewed by their peers.

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

2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Michael J. Allen
Commercial Litigation
Copyright Law (2021 Triad “Lawyer of the Year” for Copyright Law)
Litigation – Intellectual Property

June L. Basden
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Finance Law (2021 Triad “Lawyer of the Year” for Commercial Finance Law)
Commercial Transactions / UCC Law

J. Aaron Bennett
Trust and Estates

J. Scott Dillon
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (2021 Triad “Lawyer of the Year” for 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

Jeremy S. Shrader
Real Estate Law

Richard L. Vanore
Commercial Litigation
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (2021 Triad “Lawyer of the Year” for 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 (2021 Triad “Lawyer of the Year” for Tax Law)

Mark K. York
Commercial Litigation

Robert N. Young
Commercial Litigation

2021 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
Britton C. Lewis
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 108,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received over 13 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 9.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 67,000 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.

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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