Fortune Magazine Ranks Ragsdale Liggett Among Top Law Firms in the Nation

Ragsdale Liggett, a Raleigh, NC law firm has been named one of the top rated firms in the country. In its first ever national ratings, LexisNexis Maratindale Hubbell joined Fortune magazine to rank the U.S. law firms.

Raleigh, NC, May 23, 2012 --( In its first ever national law firm rankings, LexisNexis® Martindale- Hubbell® announces that Ragsdale Liggett PLLC was recognized as a one of the top rated law firms in the United States. The Top Ranked Law Firms were named in Fortune Magazine’s 2012 Investor’s Guide and are also featured on, and

The ratings were based on the percentage of AV® Preeminent™ rated lawyers in a law firm. In order to be named on the Top Law Firms list, at least 1 of every 3 attorneys must have achieved the prestigious AV Preeminent Peer Review rating; a status considered the highest level of achievement in an attorney’s legal ability and professional ethics. Ragsdale Liggett exceeded the requirements set forth with 60% of its lawyers having earned the Premier Peer Rating.

According to Carlton Dyce, Vice President, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, “Having a large percentage of attorneys with this peer review rating is a reflection of a firm’s expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence. Your firm’s lawyers are part of a select group recognized for exceptional legal abilities and professional ethical standards.”

Martindale-Hubbell, a prestigious legal resource, directory and review organization, considered 254,000 law firms in creating its first Top Law Firm Ranking list where only 966 firms were selected according to the peer rating system.

David K. Liggett, managing partner at Ragsdale Liggett acknowledges the high level of recognition. “This honor speaks to the quality of all our lawyers at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC. Being praised by your peers is a great privilege.”

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About LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell:
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis and Nexis services. A member of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 15,000 employees worldwide.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are driven by the confidential opinions of lawyers and members of the judiciary who receive invitations from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell to provide reviews of lawyers of whom they have professional knowledge. As the highest rating available, an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating is a significant accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence in terms of both legal ability and ethical standards.

About Ragsdale Liggett PLLC:
The law firm of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC is comprised of lawyers with extensive legal expertise across a broad range of practice areas. Since its formation in 1972, the firm has maintained an extraordinary reputation in civil litigation and appellate practice, enjoying significant courtroom successes ranging from local state courts to the United States Supreme Court. In addition to practicing in such areas of insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes, shareholder derivative actions, ERISA disputes, professional negligence defense, accountants’ liability actions, catastrophic personal injury defense and complex construction disputes, Ragsdale Liggett also maintains well respected lobbying and mediation groups. The firm is equipped to handle all of a business' legal needs, including formation, day-to-day business counseling, acquisition, disposition, merger and dissolution of companies, regardless of size. The real estate group handles a wide variety of transactions, from residential purchases and sales to all aspects of commercial real estate development, including entity formation, final project completion, complex public and private bond financing transactions and the privatization of university student housing.

For further contact:
David K. Liggett, 919-881-2209,
Rose Radford, 919-787-5200,
Ragsdale Liggett PLLC
Rose Radford