New Bern, NC, March 03, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Scott Hart, partner at New Bern law firm Sumrell Sugg Carmichael Hicks and Hart, has been named a Super Lawyer, a major peer recognition honor.
Super Lawyers is part of a national initiative to recognize the most accomplished and experienced lawyers in each state. Attorneys are nominated by their peers, and are then evaluated against an exhaustive set of 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Databases of more than 150 sources are searched for the candidate attorney’s special areas of practice, organization memberships, academies, honors and awards and more.
Achieving Super Lawyer status is an honor given to no more than 5% of the attorneys in any state. The Super Lawyer list may be found on superlawyers.com.
Mr. Hart graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving his B.A. in 1989 and his J.D. in 1992; he specializes in litigation, mediation, appeals and law enforcement representation. He is a member of the Craven County Bar Association, serving as its President in 1998-99. He is a member of the Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court, the North Carolina and American Bar Associations, the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys and the Defense Research Institute. He is also certified by the State of North Carolina as a Mediator and Arbitrator.
Mr. Hart’s service to the community at large includes serving as President of the Craven County American Heart Association and as President of the New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club.
“As a firm we are inordinately proud of Scott Hart’s being named a Super Lawyer”, says Fred Carmichael. “His achievement reinforces Sumrell Sugg’s continued dedication to excellence in the practice of law.”
Sumrell, Sugg, Carmichael, Hicks & Hart, P.A. was founded in New Bern in 1949. Since then, its attorneys have provided legal counsel throughout North Carolina. The progressive firm places special emphasis on personal service responsive to client needs. Firm attorneys specialize in many diverse practice areas, representing individuals, corporations, local governments and municipalities. Sumrell Sugg’s practice includes: health care law; corporate law; estate planning and probate; commercial and residential real estate; civil trial and appellate litigation and mediation in federal and state courts; general liability insurance defense; civil rights defense; workers compensation defense; employment law; complex financial transactions; intellectual property; and environmental law.