Best Lawyers for Commercial Litigation in North Carolina, United States

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  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Trademark Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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David H. Batten was awarded 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

David H. Batten

Batten Lee, PLLC
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Health Care Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Insurance Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Litigation - Banking and Finance Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Trusts and Estates Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Qui Tam Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Bankruptcy Securities / Capital Markets Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New Bern, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law
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  • Location:
    Greenville, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Appellate Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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George D. Humphrey III was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

George D. Humphrey III

Allman Spry Davis Leggett & Crumpler, P.A.
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Insurance Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Insurance Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Commercial Litigation
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Gregg E. McDougal was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Gregg E. McDougal

Shanahan McDougal, PLLC
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Government Relations Practice Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Insurance Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment
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Keith J. Merritt was awarded 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Keith J. Merritt

Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin, PLLC
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Municipal Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Construction Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation and Controversy - Tax Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New Bern, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Construction Law Litigation - Construction Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Banking and Finance Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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Keith W. Vaughan was awarded 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Keith W. Vaughan

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Construction Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Real Estate Law Commercial Litigation Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Commercial Litigation Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance
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  • Location:
    New Bern, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation

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Practice Area Definition

Commercial Litigation Definition

General commercial litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in the business context, including breach of contract cases, partnership/joint venture disputes, class actions, business torts, civil RICO claims, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder issues. Successful commercial litigators need to be able to assess the merits of a dispute and scale either a prosecution or defense that fits the legal and business needs of the client. Efficiency, creativity, and sound judgment are critical for intelligently positioning these disputes, whether they are “bet-the-company” cases or more discrete matters. In addition, while all cases must be litigated with an eye toward ultimately trying them, seasoned commercial litigators understand that at all times they must strive to achieve the best possible result at a reasonable cost.

Litigation increasingly occurs in various venues, from state and federal courts to private arbitrations and administrative hearings. Proceedings can involve business-to-business disputes or any number of government agencies. Understanding the motivations and outlook of each of the litigation participants is important for determining weak points to exploit and strong points that will persuade the audience in question. During the past decade, commercial litigators have seen a dramatic uptick in multidistrict and inter-disciplinary litigation, making the stakes higher, the cases more complex, the parties more numerous and the discovery more complicated and unwieldy. Firms that are able to develop and implement a creative legal approach to each individual problem, efficiently focus on the key legal and factual issues, and master and manage the various aspects of these complex matters will be the busiest in the years to come.

In the current challenging economic climate, commercial litigators are under increasing client pressure to keep costs in check, which has both sides testing the efficacy of alternative fee arrangements and the scope of reasonable discovery. Whether the “death of the billable hour” is ultimately realized, the keys to a commercial litigator’s success will continue to be strong client relationships, thought leadership, practical management skills, deep experience, and personal commitment.
General commercial litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in the business context, including breach of contract cases, partnership/joint venture disputes, class actions, business torts, civil RICO claims, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder issues. Successful commercial litigators need to be able to assess the merits of a dispute and scale either a prosecution or defense that fits the legal and business needs of the client. Efficiency, creativity, and sound judgment are critical for intelligently positioning these disputes, whether they are “bet-the-company” cases or more discrete matters. In addition, while all cases must be litigated with an eye toward ultimately trying them, seasoned commercial litigators understand that at all times they must strive to achieve the best possible result at a reasonable cost.

Litigation increasingly occurs in various venues, from state and federal courts to private arbitrations and administrative hearings. Proceedings can involve business-to-business disputes or any number of government agencies. Understanding the motivations and outlook of each of the litigation participants is important for determining weak points to exploit and strong points that will persuade the audience in question. During the past decade, commercial litigators have seen a dramatic uptick in multidistrict and inter-disciplinary litigation, making the stakes higher, the cases more complex, the parties more numerous and the discovery more complicated and unwieldy. Firms that are able to develop and implement a creative legal approach to each individual problem, efficiently focus on the key legal and factual issues, and master and manage the various aspects of these complex matters will be the busiest in the years to come.

In the current challenging economic climate, commercial litigators are under increasing client pressure to keep costs in check, which has both sides testing the efficacy of alternative fee arrangements and the scope of reasonable discovery. Whether the “death of the billable hour” is ultimately realized, the keys to a commercial litigator’s success will continue to be strong client relationships, thought leadership, practical management skills, deep experience, and personal commitment.