Archive for June, 2019

RCD Partners Named as 2019 Super Lawyers®

Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. is pleased to announce that six partners in the firm have been selected for inclusion in 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers®:


2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers
Scott Cooper – Business/Corporate

Albert Durham – Bankruptcy, Business

Ross Fulton – Business Litigation, General Litigation, Employment Litigation

James Gatehouse – Business Litigation

G. Kirk Hardymon – Business Litigation

Jack Miller – Bankruptcy, Business

2019 North Carolina Top 100

Albert Durham


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®.

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.

Posted 06/28/19

Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. Recognized by Chambers USA 2019

For the thirteenth consecutive year, Chambers USA has recognized Rayburn Cooper & Durham and its attorneys. Chambers USA gives its top Band 1 rating in North Carolina to the firm’s bankruptcy practice, stating that RCD is “[w]idely regarded as a leading firm for debtor-side bankruptcy work, acting for companies in financial difficulties on recapitalizations, workouts and other insolvency work” and is “[r]egularly retained on some of the most significant matters in North Carolina.”

“An Interviewee notes: ‘They have a very strong reputation. They are the go-to debtor shop.’”

Richard Rayburn, first ranked in Chambers USA 2007, is “‘the best debtors’ attorney in the state,’ according to one interviewee. He appears in a wide range of bankruptcy proceedings, as well as advising on distressed M&A and broader corporate litigation.”

Of counsel Albert Durham, first ranked in Chambers USA in 2009, “is held in high regard by market sources for his long-standing experience in corporate bankruptcy proceedings. He acts for debtors both in and out of courtroom filings, advising on workouts and reorganizations.”

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.


Posted 06/19/19