RALEIGH – Campbell Law Practitioner in Residence Matt Sawchak and Adjunct Professor Allegra Collins have been named to Business North Carolina’s 2019 Legal Elite. Sawchak and Collins were both honored in the Appellate category for the second consecutive year.
The Legal Elite awards are divided into 14 categories with respect to legal practice and business, and the attorneys selected are considered by their peers to be the top practitioners in their respective fields. Less than three percent of North Carolina’s lawyers were selected for this year’s list. The entire list of winners can be found at BusinessNC.com.
Sawchak serves as Solicitor General of North Carolina. He has twice been profiled by Business North Carolina as the top antitrust lawyer in the state and is included in the publication’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame. His teaching and scholarship reflect his more than 25 years of experience in appellate practice, complex business litigation, and antitrust. His scholarship focuses on federalism in antitrust and trade regulation, as well as emerging issues in civil procedure. His classes convey substantive law and advocacy skills at the same time, teaching how a lawyer’s command of the litigation environment strengthens the position of all of the lawyer’s clients.
Collins, a 2006 Campbell Law graduate and the former director of Campbell Law’s Externship Program and interim director of its Legal Research and Writing Program, was sworn in on Jan. 1 as a judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Prior to her election to the bench, she was an appellate practitioner with experience and expertise in North Carolina appellate process and procedure. She is the vice-chair of the N.C. Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section and a member of its Appellate Rules Committee. At Campbell Law, Collins teaches Judicial Writing, Appellate Advocacy, and Externship Seminars.