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Ellis & Winters Recognized by Benchmark Litigation 2018

Nov 28, 2017 | Raleigh, NC

Ellis & Winters LLP is pleased to announce that 8 of the firm’s lawyers have been listed in Benchmark Litigation’s 2018 edition. Recognized as an industry leader and “market-leading boutique firm” in Benchmark Litigation, Ellis & Winters LLP is described, “With just two offices in Greensboro and Raleigh, the firm’s noteworthy reputation far exceeds these local offices, with one competitor testifying, ‘You don’t have to be from North Carolina to recognize Ellis & Winters’ impact in the legal community. It’s far and wide reaching.’” Ellis & Winters received Benchmark Litigation’s preeminent rating of “highly recommended.”

Benchmark Litigation’s list of “litigation stars” for each state reflects those individuals who were recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers. The following Ellis & Winters partners are listed in this edition as “litigation stars” in North Carolina:      

  • Andrew S. Chamberlin – Andrew Chamberlin is a trial attorney whose practice includes product liability defense, catastrophic injury defense, and the prosecution and defense of significant commercial, construction, and intellectual property disputes. 
  • Stephen D. Feldman – Stephen Feldman represents businesses, individuals, and non-profit organizations in a broad range of complex litigation. His concentrations include business disputes, appeals, and antitrust law.
  • Alex J. Hagan – Alex Hagan is a trial lawyer whose practice includes product liability defense, as well as the defense of laboratories, hospitals, nursing homes, and individual health care providers. He has extensive commercial litigation experience, representing software manufacturers, retail chains, and other product manufacturers in contract, trademark and employment disputes.
  • Leslie C. Packer – Leslie Packer focuses on product liability, medical malpractice litigation, and commercial litigation. She routinely tries cases to verdict for her clients.
  • Jonathan D. Sasser – Jon Sasser handles commercial disputes, toxic tort cases, and First Amendment litigation. He is licensed in New York as well as North Carolina.
  • Paul K. Sun, Jr. – Paul Sun's practice focuses on business litigation and appeals. He has significant experience in the areas of trade secrets and unfair competition, business and health care fraud (civil and criminal), employment, consumer claims, premises and product liability, and contract disputes.
  • Dixie T. Wells – Dixie Wells represents clients in lawsuits involving engineering issues, higher education law, complex commercial transactions, and products liability. She focuses her practice in managing mass litigation and handling litigation arising from single events where suits are filed in multiple courts.

Leslie Packer was also selected as one of the “Top 250 Women in Litigation,” a prestigious honor recognizing the top female litigators in the nation. 

The list of “future stars” in each state reflects lawyers who were consistently referenced by peers and by clients as litigators who are likely to be become “litigation stars” in future editions of Benchmark Litigation.  George F. Sanderson, III has been named as a “future star” in the 2018 publication. Sanderson focuses his practice on complex commercial and financial services litigation, bankruptcy, antitrust, creditors' rights, securities, and lender liability defense. He has appeared in state and federal courts across the country. 

View Benchmark's full report on Ellis & Winters here.

About Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation is the only publication focused exclusively on litigation in the US. Their staff and editors work to identify leading U.S. attorneys and firms at both the local and national levels. Selections are made after researching recent casework, and by conducting interviews with attorneys and clients.