Greg-Herman-GiddensThe Forrest Firm is pleased to announce that several firm attorneys have been recognized in the annual ranking of North Carolina attorneys by Super Lawyers magazine. Among the honored attorneys are Greg Herman-Giddens, Jeff Wolfe, Leslie Lasher, and Matthew Davis.

The magazine’s four-part selection process yields an annual listing of “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars,” the latter comprised of attorneys either under the age of 40 or with less than 10 years in practice. The process consists of peer nominations from fellow North Carolina attorneys, independent research by an attorney-led team, peer evaluation by practice area, and finally a selection geared by firm sizes to allow for representation across the legal community in its entirety.

jeffwolfeMr. Herman-Giddens is a 2017 Super Lawyer in the areas of estate planning and probate law. In December 2016, he joined the Forrest Firm in an of counsel role and launched the firm’s Chapel Hill office.  Mr. Herman-Giddens provides counsel to clients on matters related to estate planning and trust and estate administration, and he also serves as an expert witness in trust and estate litigation cases. A repeat Super Lawyers honoree, Mr. Herman-Giddens holds law degrees from the University of Miami School of Law and the Tulane University School of Law.

A trio of Forrest Firm lawyers have earned the distinction of Rising Star among the 2017 Super Lawyers. Mr. Wolfe, a repeat recipient of the award, is a Rising Star in business law. He joined the Forrest Firm in 2014, after practicing corporate law for six years at the Raleigh firm of Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan. His practice at the Forrest Firm covers the entire lifecycle of for profit and non-profit entities, including formation, financing, day-to-day contracts, and exits. Mr. Wolfe graduated from the Wake Forest University School of Law.

leslielasherMs. Lasher is a Rising Star for the fourth consecutive year in the area of employment law. She joined the firm in the summer of 2016 after several years of corporate law practice at the Raleigh firm of Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham. Representing public and private employers and executives, Ms. Lasher primarily advises clients on issues related to compliance with state and federal employment laws, including Title VII, ADA, FMLA, and NC REDA, and regularly drafts and negotiates employment contracts. Ms. Lasher earned her Juris Doctor degree from the Elon University School of Law.

Mr. Davis is a Rising Star in the area of business litigation for the second consecutive year. He also joined the Forrest Firm in the summer of 2016, after a six-year stint at the Wilmington law firm of Marshall, Williams & Gorham, opening the Forrest Firm’s Wilmington office. Mr. Davis represents companies across a spectrum of industries on a variety of business issues, specifically in matters of civil litigation and dispute resolution.  He earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

matthewdavis1000“Congratulations to Greg, Jeff, Leslie, and Matthew on their recognition as Super Lawyers for 2017,” said James Forrest, founder of the Forrest Firm. “Even before they joined our firm, these attorneys were known across North Carolina for their deep business acumen, dedication to their respective areas of the law, and their commitment to client service. They are a credit to our profession and the communities where they serve.