June 7, 2021Press Release

Michael Best Welcomes Two New Hires to its Litigation Practice Group in Raleigh

Michael Best is pleased to announce the addition of Partner Carrie Meigs and Senior Associate Justin May to the Raleigh office. Both Meigs and May come from the California-based law firm of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP to join Michael Best’s Litigation Practice Group.

With more than 20 years of experience, Meigs has advised clients across an array of industries. Meigs’ practice focuses on the healthcare sector clients, including representing and advising individual health care providers and behavioral health institutions. At Lewis Brisbois, Meigs served as the vice-chair of the Behavioral Health and Healthcare Practices and has successfully tried cases of general liability and professional malpractice to verdict throughout North Carolina. Her years of experience as a trial lawyer have been recognized by her admission to the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

“We are thrilled to welcome Carrie and Justin to our team in Raleigh,” said Ed Roney, Managing Partner of Michael Best’s Raleigh office. “Carrie comes highly regarded as a client counselor and first chair general litigator, managing some of her client’s most sophisticated business challenges. The addition of Justin complements these efforts and will further propel Michael Best in servicing our clients in the North Carolina market.”

May advises clients on the complex legal and regulatory issues facing health care providers and businesses in government investigations. He is well versed in false claims litigation, Medicaid audit and recoupment actions, malpractice and more. He also works with companies seeking advice on non-competition agreements and employment discrimination.

“We anticipate that Carrie and Justin will both be tremendous assets to our litigation department with their strong experience in both state and federal courts,” said Richard Ensor, Group Chair of Michael Best’s Litigation Practice Group. “Carrie’s work as a first chair litigator will greatly enhance our bench of attorneys. Her talent will further strengthen the firm’s reputation in the market as a destination for top notch litigation talent and comprehensive counsel in the healthcare industry.”

Meigs earned her B.A. and J.D. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. May earned his B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin, and his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law.

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