On  November 24, 2014, the North Carolina State Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization announced the latest group of board certified specialists.  Two new Appellate Practice Specialists were certified, including Smith Moore Leatherwood appellate attorney and regular contributor to this blog, Matt Leerberg.  Vernon Sumwalt, already a board certified Workers Compensation Law Specialist, also added appellate practice to his specialization repertoire.

With the addition of Matt and Vernon, the total number of North Carolina board-certified Appellate Practice Specialists now stands at 29 attorneys–an impressive number considering that the current appellate practice specialty was first created in 2011.

Join me in congratulating North Carolina’s newest board-certified Appellate Practice Specialists–with a special congratulations to Matt from his NCAPB blog family!

-Beth Scherer