Since 2002, Business North Carolina magazine has honored Tar Heel lawyers by publishing Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, a listing of the state’s top lawyers in business-related categories. Winners are chosen not by BNC editors but by the state’s lawyers. Louis Wooten was selected to join this Elite group, based on his expertise and experience.
Each year, BNC mails ballot notices to every member of the N.C. State Bar living in North Carolina — asking each a simple question: Of the Tar Heel lawyers whose work you have observed firsthand, whom would you rate among the current best in these categories? Voters are not allowed to vote for themselves and may select members of their firms only if they pick out-of-firm lawyers in the same categories, with the latter votes weighted more heavily. Those receiving the most votes receive the “Legal Elite” designation.