Three Carruthers & Roth Attorneys Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® for 2017

September 21, 2016

Greensboro, N.C. – Carruthers & Roth, P.A. announced today that three of the firm’s attorneys have been named Best Lawyers® 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas in Greensboro. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant.

Carruthers & Roth attorneys recognized as 2017 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” are:

The attorneys being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

Michael Allen dedicates his practice to protecting clients’ rights, assets and relationships. His unique blend of experience in negotiating, contracting, counseling, and litigation helps him provide meaningful insight to clients at any stage of their business relationships. In addition to his intellectual property practice, Mike has substantial experience in contract preparation, negotiation and litigation, including as to employment, non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements, license and royalty agreements, independent contractor agreements, and distribution, vendor, and supply agreements. Mike earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Westminster College in 1982 and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame School of Law in 1985. He is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

June Basden is both an attorney and a Certified Public Accountant with 30 years of experience in commercial finance and banking law. She represents national and regional banks, financial institutions and commercial lenders in a variety of finance transactions, with a special focus on commercial lending and creditors’ rights. June is a received her B.S., summa cum laude, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1983 and her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill in 1986. June was previously honored as Banking & Finance “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® for 2014, and is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Richard Vanore is a litigator experienced in professional malpractice, health law, personal injury, commercial disputes and other areas of civil litigation. As a core member of the Carruthers & Roth Healthcare and Litigation practice teams, he works closely with insurance companies, physicians, dentists, hospitals, individuals, real estate developers and property owners. Richard received his A.B. in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1969 and his J.D., with honors, from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill in 1973. Richard was previously honored as Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® for 2012, and is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Carruthers & Roth also announced today that 14 of the firm’s attorneys were named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2017. The 2017 list was compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review survey that examines the professional abilities of lawyers by other lawyers.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

About Carruthers & Roth, P.A.
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