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2007 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
1/15/2007

Charlotte, January 15, 2007: Horack Talley announced today that seven of the firm’s lawyers have been named North Carolina Super Lawyers for 2007. These attorneys are Robert S. Blair, Jr., Thomas R. Cannon, Clayton S, "Smithy" Curry, Jr., Gena Graham Morris, Cheryl D. Steele, Tate K. Sterrett, and James M. Talley, Jr. North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine is published annually by Law & Politics, which identifies outstanding North Carolina attorneys in their respective fields of practice.

Robert S. Blair, Jr. is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, a Certified Mediator for Equitable Distribution and other family financial cases. He has served as chairman on numerous committees through his affiliation with the Mecklenburg County Bar. He is currently co-chair of the Mecklenburg County Family Law Section. Mr. Blair received his law degree from Wake Forest University.

Thomas R. Cannon has practiced family law for more than 40 years. He is a Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Certified Arbitrator, Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, and served on the North Carolina State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Cannon received his law degree from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Clayton S. "Smithy" Curry, Jr. is the firm’s managing shareholder. He concentrates his practice in commercial and residential development, as well as representation of homebuilders, hotel and restaurant organizations and operators. Mr. Curry received his law degree from The University of Tennessee.

Gena Graham Morris, a family law attorney, is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, and is a member of the Family Law Council of the North Carolina Bar Association. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association. Ms. Morris received her law degree from Campbell University.

Cheryl D. Steele concentrates her practice in commercial and residential development for office, retail, industrial, single-family and multi-family projects. She is a past president of CREW-Charlotte (Commercial Real Estate Women), and a member of the Urban Land Institute. Ms. Steele received her law degree from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Tate K. Sterrett concentrates his practice in family law, mediation and business disputes. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, Certified Mediator in Family Financial cases, and Certified Mediator in Superior Court cases. He has been appointed to serve a three-year term with the Family Law Specialty Committee of the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Sterrett received his law degree from The University of Virginia.

James M. Talley, Jr. concentrates his practice in commercial real estate development and transactions with hotel, office and multi-family development, historic rehabilitation, and management groups connected with all of the foregoing types of commercial and multi-family operations. Mr. Talley’s professional and community activities include serving as President of the North Carolina Bar Association, President and Chairman of several legal services organizations, and a board member of the UNC Law Alumni Association, St. Peter’s Homes, and Charlotte and MSS Charlotte Foundation. Mr. Talley received his law degree from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Horack Talley, founded in 1932, is celebrating 75 years of providing focused legal services to businesses and individuals in the Carolinas. The firm concentrates on serving commercial and residential developers; permanent lenders; commercial creditors; the title insurance industry; home builders and governmental entities. Our practice groups include Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Litigation, Creditors’ Rights, Wealth Building-Estate Planning, and Family Law