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Awards and Associations

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Super Lawyers

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Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Our methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. Our belief has always been that the quality of a peer review survey is directly related to the quality of the voters.

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U.S. News and World Report Best Law Firms

U.S. News and World Report Best Law Firms Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C. U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of civic journalism, expert consumer advice, rankings and data analysis. Our platforms include usnews.com, annual GUIDES of the authoritative “Best Colleges” and “Best Hospitals” rankings, as well as U.S. News Live with flagship conferences on important national conversations surrounding the Healthcare of Tomorrow and Workforce of Tomorrow.

A firm must have at least one attorney who is recognized in the current edition of Best Lawyers in a "Best Law Firms" ranked practice area / metro area.


Justia Lawyer Rating Justia is headquartered in Mountain View, California and has a global operations center in Saltillo, Mexico, as well as offices in San Francisco, San Jose, and Walnut Creek, California.

National Board of Trial Advocacy

National Board Of Trial Advocacy NBTA strives to inform and educate the public about the importance of legal representation by board-certified specialists. Additionally, the organization works to recognize and promote excellence in legal advocacy through a national program that certifies specialists, predicated on high standards of demonstrated competence and integrity. View website here.

The National Trial Lawyers

The National Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. This national organization provides networking opportunities, advocacy training, and the highest quality educational programs for trial lawyers. View website here.

The Best Lawyers in America

The Best Lawyers In America Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere. View website here.


Avvo Award Avvo has ratings, reviews, and disciplinary records for lawyers in every state.

Business North Carolina “Legal Elite”

Legal Elite Award Since 2002, Business North Carolina magazine has honored Tar Heel lawyers by publishing Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, a listing of the state's top lawyers in business-related categories. Winners are chosen by the state's lawyers. Business North Carolina's Legal Elite has become the model for other awards and lists, but it remains unique as the only award that gives every active lawyer in the state the opportunity to participate. Business North Carolina's Legal Elite includes the top lawyers chosen using this statewide ballot.

CLEA – Center for Legal Education and Advocacy

CLEA Award Center for Legal Education and Advocacy, Inc. is organized for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Center for Legal Education and Advocacy, Inc.’s purpose is to promote courtroom trial skills, continuing legal education, and enhanced professional advocacy through peer based education and training.

Center for Legal Education and Advocacy, Inc. will work towards this purpose by providing focused continuing legal education in a classroom and online settings.

North Carolina Advocates for Justice

North Carolina Advocates for Justice Award The North Carolina Advocates for Justice is a nonpartisan association of legal professionals dedicated to empowering a strong community of trial lawyers by protecting people, preventing injustice and promoting fairness. View website here.

Martindale AV Rated

Martindale AV Rated Award As attorneys receive peer reviews, they may qualify for one of three Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings: AV Preeminent, Distinguished and Notable. View website here.

Client Reviews
I am so fortunate to have had Bill Powers on my case. Upon our first meeting, Bill insisted that through the emotions of anger, sadness, confusion, and betrayal that I remain resilient. He was available to answer questions with researched, logical, truthful answers throughout our two-year stretch together. I went to any lengths for my case because he won my trust almost immediately. JR
I contacted over 20 attorneys and Bill Powers was the only one that got back to me and was willing to help. He was kind and professional. He helped me get answers that I have been trying to get for years. I am so thankful for all his help and would recommend him easily. Simply FANTASTIC. EP
Bill Powers contacted me very shortly after I submitted an inquiry. He is incredibly knowledgeable about laws and all the requirements in North Carolina. When working with him, he patiently answered any and all questions I had in great detail. I always had the feeling he was looking to help ME, and not all about business. I would HIGHLY recommend Bill Powers and his law firm to anyone needing help in the area. You will be very happy with the result! CL