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Ellis & Winters Recognized by Benchmark Litigation 2017

Ellis & Winters, along with ten individual attorneys, has been recognized in Benchmark Litigation 2017, a guide that focuses exclusively on litigation in the United States. Ellis & Winters has been selected by Benchmark Litigation as a “highly recommended” litigation law firm in the state of North Carolina, the highest accolade offered on a state level.

Benchmark Litigation’s list of “litigation stars” for each state reflects those individuals who were recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers. The following Ellis & Winters partners are listed in this edition as “litigation stars” in North Carolina:      

  • Andrew S. Chamberlin – Andrew Chamberlin devotes his practice to the litigation and trial of product liability, mass torts, toxic torts, and complex commercial disputes. He represents clients in commercial litigation, patent infringement litigation, and intellectual property disputes. 
  • Richard W. Ellis – Dick Ellis has defended product liability and other complex cases regionally and nationally. He is also a skilled certified mediator.
  • Stephen D. Feldman – Stephen Feldman represents businesses, individuals, and non-profit organizations in a broad range of complex litigation. His concentrations include business disputes, appeals, and antitrust law.
  • Alex J. Hagan – Alex Hagan is a trial lawyer whose practice includes product liability defense, as well as the defense of laboratories, hospitals, nursing homes, and individual health care providers. He has extensive commercial litigation experience, representing software manufacturers, retail chains, and other product manufacturers in contract, trademark and employment disputes.
  • Leslie C. Packer – Leslie Packer focuses on product liability and medical malpractice litigation. She routinely tries cases to verdict for her clients.
  • Jonathan D. Sasser – Jon Sasser handles commercial disputes, toxic tort cases, and First Amendment litigation. He is licensed in New York as well as North Carolina.
  • Matthew W. Sawchak – Matt Sawchak is widely recognized for his expertise in antitrust litigation, as well as appeals. Business North Carolina has twice profiled Mr. Sawchak as one of the state’s top antitrust lawyers.
  • Paul K. Sun, Jr. – Paul Sun’s practice focuses on business litigation and appeals. He has significant experience in the areas of trade secrets and unfair competition, business and health care fraud (civil and criminal), and employment.
  • Dixie T. Wells – Dixie Wells represents clients in lawsuits involving engineering issues, higher education law, complex commercial transactions, and products liability. She focuses her practice in managing mass litigation and handling litigation arising from single events where suits are filed in multiple courts.

Leslie Packer was also selected as one of the “Top 250 Women in Litigation,” a prestigious honor recognizing the top female litigators in the nation. 

The list of “future stars” in each state reflects lawyers who were consistently referenced by peers and by clients as litigators who are likely to be become “litigation stars” in future editions of Benchmark LitigationGeorge F. Sanderson, III has been named as a “future star” in the for the 2017 publication. Sanderson focuses his practice on complex commercial and financial services litigation, bankruptcy, antitrust, creditors’ rights, securities, and lender liability defense. He has appeared in state and federal courts across the country. 

View Benchmark’s full report on Ellis & Winters here.

About Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation is the only publication focused exclusively on litigation in the US. Their staff and editors work to identify leading U.S. attorneys and firms at both the local and national levels. Selections are made after researching recent casework, and by conducting interviews with attorneys and clients.

November 4, 2016 Andrew S. Chamberlin Alex J. Hagan Leslie C. Packer Jonathan D. Sasser Paul K. Sun, Jr. Dixie T. Wells
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