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David Hillier selected to Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America in 2011

January 30, 2011

In late January, 2011, David Hillier was included in Super Lawyers™ graded peer-review list. Super Lawyers™ is a national peer-review agency owned by the prestigious Thomson Reuters Company, includes approximately 5% of lawyers in any given state in their recognition list. David Hillier has previously been included in Super Lawyers™ Star Search in 2009 and 2010. Again in 2011, Mr. Hillier has been named to Best Lawyers in America. Of the nearly 20,000 lawyers practicing…

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Patrick McCroskey Awarded AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

April 12, 2010

In early March 2010, Patrick McCroskey received Martindale-Hubbell’s “AV® Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated”, the highest peer reviewing rating in Martin dale-Hubbell’s coffers. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings help buyers of legal services identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for a specific task at hand. Lawyer Ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability and are used by buyers of legal…

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Howard Gum, David Hillier and Patrick McCroskey honored by Super Lawyers in 2010

January 30, 2010

In early 2010, Gum, Hillier & McCroskey was honored once again by the peer review list, Super Lawyers ™. Howard Gum has been listed in Super Lawyers™ since it first came to North Carolina in 2006. David Hillier is listed in Super Lawyers™ Star Search in 2010, and Patrick McCroskey has again been listed to Super Lawyers™ Rising Stars, having first appeared on that list in 2009.

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Patrick McCroskey Granted Fellowship into the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

March 12, 2009

Early in 2009, Patrick McCroskey was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). To be named a Fellow, a lawyer must be recognized by the bench and bar in his or her jurisdiction as an expert practitioner in matrimonial law. Fellows must be admitted to practice law for 10 years, primarily engage in domestic relations work and have completed 15 hours of continuing legal education in each of previous five…

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Patrick McCroskey named to multiple Best Of Lists in 2009

January 30, 2009

Super Lawyers Rising Stars In 2009, Patrick McCroskey was selected to the Super Lawyers™ Rising Stars. Super Lawyers™ Magazine names attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics. Super Lawyers™ Rising Stars names the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys, typically under age 40 and who have been practicing law for 10 years or less.

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