Attorneys James E. Hickmon and Christian L. Perrin have been selected as part of Business North Carolina Magazine’s Legal Elite and Super Lawyers for 2019.

Since 2002, Business North Carolina magazine has honored North Carolina lawyers by publishing Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, a listing of the state’s top lawyers in business-related categories. Winners are chosen not by BNC editors but by the state’s lawyers using a statewide ballot. James E. Hickmon and Christian L. Perrin were selected by other members of the North Carolina Bar to be included as North Carolina’s 2019 Legal Elite in Estate Planning and Tax Law.

James E. Hickmon was selected as a top-rated Super Lawyer and Christian L. Perrin was selected as a top-rated Rising Star Super Lawyer in Estate and Trust Litigation. Both the Super Lawyer and Rising Star designations are selected by Super Lawyers through a process that includes multiple phases and criteria including nomination, evaluation of many factors such as verdicts/settlements, position within firm, honors and awards, certifications and specializations, and other bar and/or professional activity, peer evaluation and then final selection. Only 5% of North Carolina attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers and only 2.5% of North Carolina attorneys are selected as Rising Stars.