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RCD Attorneys Named as 2023 Super Lawyers®


Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. is pleased to announce that the following attorneys in the firm have been selected for inclusion in 2023 North Carolina Super Lawyers®:


2023 North Carolina Super Lawyers

Al Durham – Bankruptcy Business
Ross Fulton – Business Litigation
Kirk Hardymon – Business Litigation
Jack Miller – Bankruptcy
Rick Rayburn – Bankruptcy; Business/Corporate
Matthew Tomsic – Bankruptcy Rising Star


2023 North Carolina Top 100

Jack Miller
Rick Rayburn


2023 Top 25 Charlotte

Jack Miller
Rick Rayburn


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.

Posted 01/26/23

RCD Associate Natalie Kutcher Selected for the 2023 Bar Leadership Institute


The Mecklenburg County Bar has selected Rayburn Cooper & Durham associate Natalie Kutcher for the 2023 Bar Leadership Institute (BLI). In its 21st year, BLI identifies and develops leaders for the Mecklenburg County Bar and Foundation by providing participants opportunities to develop their personal leadership potential and skills; become aware of leadership opportunities with the Bar and the greater Charlotte community; consider pressing Bar and community issues with peers and presenters of the highest caliber; and develop a spirit of lasting collegiality with their fellow participants.

Selection for BLI is competitive. The Bar chooses leaders based on their commitment and motivation to serve in leadership positions, their history of public service and involvement in charitable organizations, and their willingness to engage in meaningful work with the Bar or the Foundation, among other criteria.

In the program, Natalie and others will participate in 15 hours of continuing legal education, receive individual coaching by a leadership consultant, and attend the Bar’s annual Bar Leadership Dinner and a two-day retreat at the Whitewater Center. Topics covered in the CLEs include: leading through listening, storytelling, and relationships; the history and future of practicing law in Mecklenburg County; the role of race and poverty on Mecklenburg’s past and future; and diversity and inclusion in the county’s legal community and justice system.

Natalie graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2019. Prior to law school, she taught high school World History with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system. Natalie focuses her practice at RCD on business litigation and commercial transactions. She also regularly contributes to the firm’s Business Court Blast publication and serves on the Mecklenburg County Bar Communications Committee.

Posted 01/10/23

Six RCD Attorneys Named to 2023 Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite – Two Attorneys #1 in Respective Categories


Six attorneys from Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. have been recognized by their peers as 2023 “Legal Elite” in Business North Carolina Magazine’s annual list.

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. Attorneys who receive the most votes in their respective categories become permanent members of the “Legal Elite Hall of Fame.”

The RCD attorneys named to Business North Carolina’s 2023 “Legal Elite” are

Scott Cooper – Corporate

Al Durham – Bankruptcy

Ross Fulton – Litigation

Jack Miller – Bankruptcy

Matt Tomsic – Bankruptcy


Ross Fulton and Matt Tomsic were both ranked first in their respective fields and have joined the “Legal Elite Hall of Fame.”

In addition, Rick Rayburn was previously named to the “Legal Elite Hall of Fame” for Bankruptcy.


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 01/04/23