Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Julianna Theall Earp has been selected by American City Business Journals’ Bizwomen as one of its 100 “Women to Watch” in 2017. The group chosen from across the nation “collectively have a record of success that spans decades” and are “poised to continue impacting their companies, and their communities, for years to come,” according to Bizwomen which, along with The Business Journals, is a publication of American City Business Journals.
Earp’s inclusion with this distinguished group reflects her well-respected leadership efforts to oversee the continued growth and success of Smith Moore Leatherwood’s seven offices in three states. In addition to serving as Chair of the firm’s Management Committee, she has held leadership positions outside of the office with the Middle District of North Carolina Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Employment Law Practice Group of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys.
During her more than thirty-year tenure with the firm, Earp has served Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP in an array of leadership roles. She is a longstanding member of the litigation practice group and a member of the labor and employment team. She represents clients in the health care, transportation, education, manufacturing, hospitality and retail industries. Earp has been recognized by Law & Politics Magazine seven times as one of the “Top 50 Women” attorneys in North Carolina, was selected by Triad Business Journal as an “Outstanding Women in Business” and was voted Greensboro Best Lawyers “Employment Law – Management Lawyer of the Year” in 2013, 2016 and 2017. Earp graduated, summa cum laude, from the University of Georgia and, magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law. She joined Smith Moore Leatherwood immediately after graduating from law school and has spent the entirety of her career with the firm.