For the ninth consecutive year, Chambers USA has recognized Rayburn Cooper & Durham and its attorneys. Chambers USA 2015 gives its top rating in North Carolina to the firm’s bankruptcy practice, stating the firm is “a go-to firm on Chapter 11 work” and “a great team.” The RCD bankruptcy team is “[r]ecognized as one of the leading debtor counsel teams in the state, with a broad practice involving workouts, restructuring, asset sales and bankruptcy procedures.”
In addition, Rick Rayburn and Al Durham were identified as leading lawyers in their field. Chambers USA reports: “Richard Rayburn is described as ‘one of the smartest lawyers I have ever been around’ by an impressed interviewee.”
RCD is one of the smallest law firms in North Carolina to receive accolades from the independent research publisher Chambers and Partners, considered to be among the most prestigious of law firm rating organizations.
The Chambers USA directory is published annually by UK-based Chambers and Partners. The independent guide is compiled by a team of more than 140 researchers based on interviews with lawyers and clients throughout the United States.
Individual lawyers are ranked on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness, and their client-service. In addition to these qualities, rankings of practices areas are based on the effectiveness and capability of the department as a whole – its strength and depth.