On November 21, 2011, the North Carolina State Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization announced the latest group of board certified specialists. The Board also certified North Carolina’s first-ever crop of Appellate Practice Specialists–including Justice Jim Exum and Beth Scherer, two Smith Moore Leatherwood appellate attorneys and contributors to this blog.

The new Appellate Specialists are:

Christopher Browning Jr., Raleigh
Michelle Connell, Raleigh
Justice James Exum, Raleigh
Judge Martha Geer, Raleigh
Tobias Hampson, Raleigh
John Korzen, Winston-Salem
John Maddrey, Raleigh
Jonathan McGirt, Raleigh
Justice Burley Mitchell, Raleigh
Preston Odom, Charlotte
Frank Queen, Waynesville
Leslie Rawls, Charlotte
Douglas Ruley, Leichester
Matthew Sawchak, Raleigh
Elizabeth Scherer, Raleigh

Congratulations to all of the new board-certified Appellate Specialists!