Ellis & Winters Receives High Honors from Chambers USA 2015
Michael G. Winters
For the eleventh consecutive year, Chambers USA has accorded leading rankings in North Carolina to Ellis & Winters and eight of its lawyers. In the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, the firm is highly rated in each of its primary areas of practice: antitrust, bankruptcy/restructuring, litigation, and real estate.
Ellis & Winters, with nearly 35 lawyers, is one of the smallest law firms in North Carolina to receive such 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, stating the firm “maintains an excellent reputation for a broad range of litigation, including telecommunications matters, antitrust disputes and breaches of contract.” Clients were quoted as saying Ellis & Winters is “an exceptional law firm. A premier litigation boutique in the Southeast.”
The firm also received Chambers’ highest rating in the state in antitrust. The organization quotes sources as saying, “they are easy to contact and work very quickly.”
The firm’s bankruptcy practice was given high praise by the publication, stating that the firm is known as a “compact group that brings a range of specialist expertise from other areas to the bankruptcy arena.” Clients interviewed by the publication were quoted as saying the firm is “very responsive, thorough and good to work with. They were also [an] excellent value.”
The firm’s real estate practice is also highly rated, with Chambers research sources describing the lawyers as “solid and dependable, with a deep level of expertise in real estate.”
In addition, the following eight Ellis & Winters attorneys were identified as leading lawyers in their fields:
- Charles N. Anderson, Jr.: Real Estate & Bankruptcy
- Jonathan A. Berkelhammer: Litigation
- Richard W. Ellis (Senior Statesmen)
- Leslie C. Packer: Litigation
- George F. Sanderson III: Bankruptcy
- Jonathan D. Sasser: Litigation
- Matthew W. Sawchak: Antitrust
- Michael G. Winters: Real Estate
The firm’s full rankings can be viewed at this link.
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.