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Spilman Attorneys Recognized by NC Super Lawyers
January 17, 2014
Winston-Salem, N.C. – The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC (Spilman) announced that four attorneys were recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine. Rayford K. “Trip” Adams III was named on the Super Lawyers list, and Erin Jones AdamsR. Scott Adams and Nathan B. Atkinson were named on the publication’s Rising Stars list.

The objective of the Super Lawyers selection process is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas that can be used as a resource to assist attorneys and consumers in the search for legal counsel. The methodology includes a statewide nomination process, peer review by practice area and independent research. More information can be found at

Erin Adams practices primarily in civil litigation, concentrating in the areas of employment law and electronic discovery. She has broad experience within employment law litigation. She also advises employers on compliance issues in an effort to avoid or protect against lawsuits.

Scott Adams’ primary area of practice is consumer financial services law. He also focuses on banking and finance lawbankruptcy law and creditors’ rights law. He has extensive experience in electronic discovery and in defending employers in complex workers’ compensation matters.

Trip Adams’ primary areas of practice are bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and commercial disputes and workouts. He has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of bankruptcy matters. He is board-certified as a Specialist in Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. 

Atkinson’s practice focuses on litigation and trial work with an emphasis in natural resources lawtoxic tort law andenvironmental litigation. He has extensive experience representing clients in complex, multi-party litigation. He is also a lead member of The Battle Group, Spilman’s high-stakes litigation strike force, and co-chair of the firm’s Shale Gas Group.
About Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
Spilman Thomas & Battle is a full-service, regional law firm serving local, national and international businesses. Founded in 1864, Spilman has offices in Winston-Salem, N.C.; Charleston, Morgantown and Wheeling, W.Va.; Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Roanoke, Va. 
Rayford K. (Trip) Adams III