Robinson Bradshaw Tops Benchmark Litigationís N.C. Rankings for Decade Straight
Published Monday, October 21, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 17, 2019) – Benchmark Litigation recognized 17 Robinson Bradshaw attorneys in the latest edition of its reference guide. Robinson Bradshaw had more litigators included in the rankings than any other North Carolina firm for the 10th year in a row.

Robinson Bradshaw also earned a “highly recommended” rating as a firm for both litigation and labor and employment in North Carolina.

The Benchmark editorial analysis includes client feedback that Robinson Bradshaw’s lawyers are “excellent communicators, advisors and advocates who bring experience and expertise and become members of their client’s team.” Another client commended the firm for its “extraordinary work ethic.”

Litigation Stars are consistently recommended by peers and clients as reputable and effective litigators. The following Robinson Bradshaw attorneys received this designation for work in their respective practice areas:

  • Martin L. Brackett Jr. – General commercial, personal injury, white-collar crime
  • Garland S. Cassada – Bankruptcy, general commercial, insurance
  • Stephen M. Cox – General commercial, labor and employment, product liability
  • Robert W. Fuller – General commercial
  • Edward F. Hennessey IV – Construction, general commercial
  • D. Blaine Sanders – Intellectual property
  • John R. Wester – Antitrust, general commercial, intellectual property, labor and employment, product liability, securities
  • David C. Wright III – General commercial, labor and employment, product liability

Seven Robinson Bradshaw attorneys were named Labor & Employment Stars:

  • Stephen M. Cox
  • Pearlynn G. Houck
  • Susan M. Huber
  • Charles E. Johnson
  • Angelique R. Vincent-Hamacher
  • David C. Wright III
  • Julian H. Wright Jr.

Jonathan C. Krisko and Andrew W.J. Tarr were designated Future Stars – litigators likely to become Litigation Stars.

Houck, Huber, David C. Kimball and Erik R. Zimmerman were named to 40 & Under Hot List, honoring the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished litigation partners at or under the age of 40.


Robinson Bradshaw is a Carolinas-based law firm with national practices. We provide comprehensive legal services to businesses ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Visit for more information.

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