Attorneys Named as 2017 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 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers® and 2017 North Carolina Rising Stars:


2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers

W. Scott Cooper – Business/Corporate

Albert Durham – Bankruptcy, Business

Ross Fulton – Business Litigation

James Gatehouse – Business Litigation

G. Kirkland Hardymon – Business Litigation

David Melin – Business Litigation

Jack Miller – Bankruptcy, Business

Rick Rayburn – Business/Corporate


2017 North Carolina Rising Stars
Shelley Abel – Bankruptcy, Business


2017 North Carolina Top 100

Albert Durham

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.

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.



Posted 01/30/17 in Honors and Awards