Archive for February, 2016

Nine Attorneys Recognized by Peers, Named as 2016 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars

Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. is pleased to announce that the following attorneys from the firm have been selected for inclusion in 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers® and 2016 North Carolina Rising Stars:

2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers
Paul Baynard – Bankruptcy, Business
Albert Durham – Bankruptcy, Business
James Gatehouse – Business Litigation
G. Kirk Hardymon – Business Litigation
David Melin – Business Litigation
Jack Miller – Bankruptcy, Business
Rick Rayburn – Business / Corporate

2016 North Carolina Rising Stars
Shelley Abel – Bankruptcy, Business
Ross Fulton – Business Litigation

Super Lawyers is an annual listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

The selections for this esteemed list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business.  Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.  Only 5% of North Carolina attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers.

The Rising Stars selection process is identical to the Super Lawyers process, with one exception:  to be eligible, a candidate must be either age 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.  Only 2.5% of North Carolina attorneys are selected for the Rising Stars list.  Learn more about the selection process.

About Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. (RCD)

For more than 35 years, Rayburn Cooper & Durham has served both businesses and individuals with bankruptcy and financial restructuring, business litigation and general corporate matters. The attorneys within the firm have extensive experience and provide creative solutions to help clients establish their enterprises, grow and prosper and also protect their rights, assets, and interests. Recognizing the unique needs of their clients, RCD does not represent large banks or financial institutions. RCD – The way forward. www.rcdlaw.net

Posted 02/26/16

RCD Attorneys Named to 2016 Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite

Two Rayburn Cooper & Durham attorneys have been recognized by their peers as 2016 “Legal Elite” in Business North Carolina Magazine’s annual list.

2016 Legal Elite
Shelley Koon Abel – Bankruptcy
Jack Miller – Bankruptcy

In addition, Rick Rayburn previously received the distinction of being named to the “Legal Elite Hall of Fame” for Bankruptcy Law.

Legal Elite Methodology

Each year, Business North Carolina sends ballot notices to every member of the N.C. State Bar living in North Carolina — asking each a simple question: Of the Tar Heel lawyers whose work you have observed firsthand, whom would you rate among the current best in these categories? Voters are not allowed to vote for themselves. They may select members of their firms only if they pick out-of-firm lawyers in the same categories, with the latter votes weighted more heavily.

About Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. (RCD)

For more than 35 years, Rayburn Cooper & Durham has served both businesses and individuals with bankruptcy and financial restructuring, business litigation and general corporate matters. The attorneys within the firm have extensive experience and provide creative solutions to help clients establish their enterprises, grow and prosper and also protect their rights, assets, and interests. Recognizing the unique needs of their clients, RCD does not represent large banks or financial institutions. RCD – The way forward. www.rcdlaw.net

Posted 02/13/16