Two attorneys at the law firm of Roberts & Stevens have been honored by their peers in the The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 as “Lawyers of the Year:
- Jacqueline D. Grant in Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
- John W. Mason in Trusts and Estates Law and Litigation
Grant, a partner and litigator at Roberts & Stevens, successfully represents individuals, businesses and organizations in a broad range of areas including civil litigation, complex personal injury, employment litigation and professional liability litigation at the trial and appellate levels in both North Carolina State and U.S. Federal Courts. Grant is an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, a North Carolina Super Lawyer, and was recognized as a “Top 50 Women” North Carolina Super Lawyer in 2012.
Mason, a partner at Roberts & Stevens has extensive experience with trust and estate planning, counseling clients on estate administration matters, and trust and estate litigation. His practice includes successful representation of national banks and a major religious denomination in trust and estate property matters, as well as negotiating tax settlements with the IRS. Mason is an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, has been named as a Best Lawyers in America since 2009 and was just awarded the 2012 Centennial Award presented by the 28th Judicial District Bar and North Carolina Bar Association.
Lawyers being honored as “Lawyer of the Year” are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments conducted with thousands of leading lawyers each year. “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.” Best Lawyers.
First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.