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Appellate Practice Team

north carolina appellate attorneysMembers of Smith Moore Leatherwood’s Appellate Practice Team offer substantial appellate experience, and their practices are largely or exclusively dedicated to appellate law and advocacy in federal and state courts. In addition to our three distinguished former appellate judges, our team includes two members of the N.C. Bar Association’s Appellate Rules Committee, four former law clerks on state and federal appellate courts, and contributors to the Appellate Style Manual.

Smith Moore Leatherwood’s Appellate practice has been recognized numerous times since 2011 by Best Lawyers and U.S. News in their annual Best Law Firms survey.


Robert H. Edmunds, Jr.

Sid S. Eagles Jr.

James G. Exum Jr.

Liz Hedrick

Patrick M. Kane

Matthew Nis Leerberg

Kip D. Nelson

Patti West Ramseur

Elizabeth Brooks Scherer

Zachary Dawson