Russell Racine, a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (Cranfill Sumner), was recently recognized as the Overall Winner in Intellectual Property by the 2020 Legal Elite from Business North Carolina magazine. As an Overall Winner, Russ is now a member of the Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame.

Business North Carolina magazine has honored North Carolina lawyers by publishing Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, a listing of the state’s top lawyers in business related categories, since 2002. Winners are chosen by their fellow North Carolina lawyers from a statewide ballot.

The attorney with the most votes in each category becomes a member of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame and is ineligible to win again.

Russ is an attorney and licensed mediator based in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner and represents clients in the areas of professional liability, intellectual property, aviation, and insurance in state and Federal courts in both North Carolina and South Carolina.