Jonathan Feit Named Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®
August 27, 2019 (Charlotte, N.C.)—James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A. (JMD) is pleased to announce that Jonathan D. Feit was named Charlotte’s “Lawyer of the Year” in Family Law for 2020 by Best Lawyers®. The “Lawyer of the Year” designation is given only to a single lawyer in each specialty in each metropolitan area, which makes this recognition particularly significant.
“Lawyers of the Year” are selected based on exceptionally impressive voting averages received during the Best Lawyers peer review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.
With almost two decades of experience in complex custody, support, and equitable distribution cases, Jonathan is widely recognized as a top Family Law and divorce attorney in North Carolina. In addition to Best Lawyers®, Jonathan has been consistently honored in Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, Super Lawyers, and rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell. Jonathan is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars throughout the State for Family Law lawyers; volunteers for a number of non-profit organizations in the area; serves on the Board of Trustees and the Development Committee for the Blumenthal Performing Arts; and is a regular presenter for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Academic Internship Program.
Jonathan received his Bachelor of Arts from Auburn University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law. After several years working for a large law firm in the Mid-west, he clerked for the Mecklenburg County, North Carolina District & Superior Court Judges in 1999 and joined James, McElroy & Diehl in 2001.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 94,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and the organization has received over 11 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world.
For the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 8.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 62,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”