Crabtree, Carpenter & Connolly Announce Recognition

Crabtree, Carpenter & Connolly, PLLC is pleased to announce the recent recognition firm partner Guy W. Crabtree has received from our peers and the business community.

Mr. Crabtree has been chosen as a member of the prestigious 2017 Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. Mr. Crabtree has been included in Best Lawyers each year since 2005

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. For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition.

Crabtree, Carpenter & Connolly, PLLC provides innovative and effective legal representation to injured individuals as trial lawyers in personal injury and wrongful death cases involving automobile accidents and medical malpractice. They are also trial lawyers who represent families and provide legal expertise to individuals and companies in commercial and business disputes, and to property owners whose property has been contaminated by toxic chemicals in their groundwater. 

Crabtree, Carpenter & Connolly Announce Firm Recognitions


Durham law firm Crabtree, Carpenter & Connolly, PLLC (CCC) is honored by the recent firm recognitions our lawyers have received from our peers and the business community. 

CCC has been named a Tier 1 firm in the Research Triangle area for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, by US News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2016.  Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor. 

In addition, CCC has been selected as a winner in the Corporate America 2015 M&A Awards for Best Commercial Transactions – North Carolina.  The Corporate America M&A Awards identify and commemorate the successes of prominent professionals across a variety of different fields who are excelling in their industry. All of the awards are handed out solely on merit and are given to commend those most deserving for their exceptional service over the last 12 months. 

Welcome Diego!

Please welcome Diego Cervantes, a sophomore at Durham School for the Arts, who recently joined our firm as in intern through Partners for Youth Opportunities. The organization partners with the community to provide Durham youth with opportunities through mentoring, employment and educational support.  

When Mal King volunteered Crabtree, Carpenter & Connolly to sponsor a student, he learned about Diego’s interest in working in a law firm.  Diego now comes in four days a week and is learning a lot about the law practice every day.  “He is a hard worker and we are excited to have him as part of our family,” said Angie Elliott, Paralegal and Office Manager.  

Crabtree, Carpenter & Connolly Announce Recognitions

Crabtree, Carpenter & Connolly is pleased to announce several recognitions for their professional accomplishments and achievements.

The firm received a Tier 1 ranking in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in the 2015 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”  Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in their field.

Firm partner Guy W. Crabtree has been selected to be included in both Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers in 2015.  Mr. Crabtree has been included in Best Lawyers each year since 2005, and in Super Lawyers each year since 2009.

Tracy Lischer, of Counsel, has been selected in Super Lawyers in 2015, and has been included each year since 2009.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. The Best Lawyers in America list recognizes the very best lawyers in each practice area and metropolitan region in the country.

Lawyers who are chosen as a Super Lawyer undergo a rigorous four-step evaluation and selection process. This multi-step evaluation process incorporates peer recognition and professional achievement. The Super Lawyers selection committee employs a system of nomination, peer evaluation, and internal research to select those attorneys who are included in this prestigious listing.

Crabtree, Carpenter & Connolly to Start New Law Firm

Charles F. Carpenter, Managing Partner of the Durham law firm of Pulley Watson King & Lischer, PA announced today that effective January 1, 2015, he, Guy Crabtree and Ryan Connolly, all currently members of the Pulley Watson law firm, will reorganize and begin practicing as Crabtree, Carpenter & Connolly, PLLC. Malvern King, founding partner of Pulley Watson, will be Of Counsel to the new firm. Richard Watson, co-founding partner, has withdrawn from the firm and opened his own practice.

Crabtree, Carpenter & Connolly, PLLC will continue to provide innovative and effective legal representation to injured individuals and families and legal expertise to individuals and companies in commercial transactions and business disputes. Mr. King will continue to represent business clients and work with individuals for estate planning and administration. The new firm will be located in the former offices of Pulley Watson in Brightleaf Square in Durham.