Ellis & Winters consistently continues to receive high ranking in Chambers USA directory
Leslie C. Packer
For the eighth consecutive year, the Chambers USA directory has accorded top or leading ranking in North Carolina to Ellis & Winters and six of its lawyers. In the 2012 Chambers USA directory of the leading American law firms and lawyers, the firm is top-rated or highly rated in each of its three primary practice areas: antitrust, litigation and real estate.
Ellis & Winters, with 34 lawyers, is one of the smallest law firms in North Carolina to receive these accolades from the independent research publisher Chambers and Partners, considered the most prestigious of law firm rating organizations.
Chambers USA gives its top rating in North Carolina to the firm’s litigation practice, with sources describing the Ellis & Winters team as “a very fine litigation practice with some of the best lawyers I know.”
The firm also received Chambers’ highest rating in the state in antitrust. The organization quotes sources as saying, “a fine boutique firm with a great collection of talent.”
The firm’s real estate practice is also highly rated, with Chambers research sources describing the lawyers as “absolutely amazing” and “of complete quality”.
In addition, the following six Ellis & Winters attorneys were identified as leading lawyers in their fields:
- Matthew W. Sawchak
- Richard W. Ellis
- Leslie C. Packer
- Jonathan D. Sasser
- Charles N. Anderson, Jr.
- Michael G. Winters
The Chambers USA directory is published annually by UK-based Chambers and Partners. The independent guide is compiled by a team of more than 50 researchers based on thousands of in-depth telephone interviews with lawyers and clients throughout the United States.
The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other characteristics most valued by clients.