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Two Asheville Partners Recognized on the 2022 North Carolina Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

In the 2022 edition of the North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) has been recognized for its outstanding legal work as two of its Partners have been named on the list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Isaac Northup has been selected to the Super Lawyers list and Adam Peoples has been selected to the Rising Stars list.

Asheville Partner Isaac “Ike” Northup was recognized as a Super Lawyer for his exceptional work in medical malpractice defense. Over the past 38 years, Ike has concentrated his area of practice in the field of medical malpractice defense litigation involving catastrophic and birth injuries and complex medical matters. He has tried in excess of 75 medical malpractice trials to jury verdict. He also has tried multiple other cases involving will caveats, theft of trade secrets, arson, fraudulent lending and a host of automobile and general liability cases. Ike is routinely consulted by health care providers concerning licensing boards issues, privilege issues and risk management.

Asheville Partner Adam Peoples was recognized as a Rising Star for his work in civil litigation. Adam primarily defends doctors, lawyers, accountants, and engineers in negligence and ethics matters. His practice also includes defending claims regarding general liability, governmental liability, civil rights, products liability and transportation. Ranked AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell, Adam has enjoyed a great deal of success in the courtroom.  He has litigated hundreds of cases, including more than 900 hours of jury trial time, defending cases involving seven and eight-figure demands.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented-multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.