5 Wall Babcock LLP lawyers named to 2020 Super Lawyers list

Jim Wall, John Babcock, Dennis Bailey, and Joe Carruthers, partners at the law firm of Wall Babcock LLP in Winston-Salem, have been named as North Carolina’s 2020 “Super Lawyers” by their peers.  Kelly Cameron, a newly named partner, has been named to Idaho’s 2020 “Super Lawyers.”  Wall was also selected to Super Lawyers for the years 2011-2013; Babcock was selected for the years 2007-2017 and 2019; Bailey was selected for 2019, and Carruthers was selected in 2006, and has been listed every year since 2008.

Super Lawyers is an annual listing of outstanding attorneys who have received a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. To determine who is a Super Lawyer, Law & Politics magazine surveyed lawyers nationwide. The survey of peers ranked Wall, Babcock, Bailey, Carruthers and others among the top five percent of attorneys in North Carolina and Cameron among the top five percent of attorneys in Idaho.

Wall represents entrepreneurs and businesses in a wide array of transactions and governance issues. He has significant experience representing executives in connection with their employment relationships, including negotiations of employment and separation agreements. Additionally, he assists health care providers including physicians, dentists, podiatrists, chiropractors, optometrists, physical therapists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants in connection with their practices. He also represents other clients in the health care field including owners and managers of long term care facilities, management service organizations, providers of clinical research and local management entities. He advises clients on corporate issues as well as regulatory matters including Stark, Anti-Kickback, fraud and abuse and the corporate practice of medicine.  He recently completed his term as chair of the Health Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association (Physician Organization, Fraud and Abuse and Long Term Care Practice Groups), the North Carolina Bar Association (Health Law, Business Law and Employment Law Sections), and is a frequent speaker and author on issues affecting health care and small businesses. A certified mediator, Wall has been recognized as a Legal Elite by Business North Carolina magazine, and is included in Best Lawyers in America. In 2012, Best Lawyers named him “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area of corporate law for the Greensboro metropolitan area.  He holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  He is a 1986 graduate of the College of William and Mary, where he was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, the national business honor society. He is a 1989 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. He is admitted to practice in North Carolina, Georgia and Virginia

Babcock, who also is listed in Best Lawyers in America, has extensive experience in corporate, tax and securities law matters, mergers and acquisitions and commercial business transactions. He serves as an adjunct professor of law at Wake Forest University, where he has taught courses in business planning, partnership taxation, and corporate taxation. He is currently serving as a council member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Business Law Section and is a past Secretary and Treasurer of the Business Law Section. He is also a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, in the tax and business law sections, and a member of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section.  He received his J.D. in 1985 from Wake Forest University, where he graduated magna cum laude, and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University in 1987.  He is recognized as a member of the Legal Elite, as rated by Business North Carolina magazine, and continues to be included in The Best Lawyers in America.

Bailey is an attorney providing legal services covering personal injury, medical malpractice defense, and business litigation.  He received his J.D. degree in 1985 from Wake Forest University School of Law.  He has been a member of the North Carolina Bar Association since 1988, including the Litigation and Health Law Sections.  Additionally, he has been a member of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys since 2001, and is also a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has been AV rated by Martindale -Hubbell since 1999 and has been named to Best Lawyers every year since 2007, including being named as the Greensboro Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year in 2012.  He was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 2008 and is a frequent speaker for Continuing Legal Education and at various symposia for health care providers and medical groups.

Carruthers provides legal services covering personal injury, medical malpractice defense, and business litigation. Mr. Carruthers also is a certified Superior Court Mediator.  He was selected to Super Lawyers for 2006, 2008 – 2019.  Prior to becoming an attorney, he received a J.D. degree in 1977 from the Wake Forest University School of Law, where he was ranked first in his graduating class.  He has been named to Best Lawyers every year since 1997 and Super Lawyers since 2008.  He has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 1992 and has been a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers since 1997.  He has been a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers since 1997.

Cameron’s practice is devoted to safeguarding his clients’ intellectual property and trade secrets and resolving disputes involving noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements, unfair competition claims, and claims arising under the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for local, regional, and international companies ranging in size from start-ups to publicly traded, Fortune 100® firms.  In addition to employment and business tort litigation, he routinely represents clients in defending and resolving complex, multi-party commercial matters, regulated investment advisor and broker litigation, and contract disputes.  On a pro bono basis, he has been involved in civil rights and constitutional litigation and international child abduction litigation under the Hague Convention in federal District Courts, the United States Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court.  He is licensed to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Idaho. Prior to moving with his family to North Carolina, he spent 22 years as an associate and partner in the commercial litigation and intellectual property groups at Perkins Coie LLP in Washington, D.C. and Idaho, where he served as the managing partner of that firm’s Boise office for three years before joining Wall Babcock LLP.  Cameron received his J.D. degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1995 and a B.A. degree in International Relations from Brigham Young University. Cameron has been listed in Chambers USA, “America’s Leading Commercial Litigation Lawyers,” is recognized as a “Local Litigation Star” for Idaho and “Labor and Employment Star – West” in Benchmark Litigation, and he continues to be listed as a Mountain States Super Lawyer.

About Wall Babcock

Founded in 2006, Wall Babcock is a boutique law firm that provides a broad range of legal expertise, including corporate law, mergers and acquisitions; healthcare law; litigation; estate planning; taxation; mediation and commercial real estate. For more information, visit WallBabcock.com or call 336.722.6300.


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