On November 5, 2020, Fialko Law, PLLC received a Metro Tier One ranking in the 2021 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in Criminal Defense: General Practice and White-Collar in Charlotte.

U.S. News explains, “This year we reviewed 15,587 law firms throughout the United States – across 75 national practice areas – and a total of 2,179 firms received a national law firm ranking. We are proud that the ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings continue to act as an indicator of excellence throughout the legal industry.” Check out the U.S. News release here.

As Best Lawyers describes the recognition:

Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 9.4 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys. Our founding principle remains unchanged since 1981 and forms the basis of our transparent methodology: The best lawyers know who the best lawyers are. (As always, no fee or payment to participate is allowed.)

Click here for blog post: It’s good when a plan comes together – thoughts about being named white-collar lawyer of the year.

in 2016, Fialko was named the Best Lawyers® 2016 Criminal Defense: Non-White Collar “Lawyer of the Year” in Charlotte. He is one of very few attorneys who have been voted this recognition by his peers in both categories.

2020-08-20 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year Letter

North Carolina 2020- Super Lawyers

Top 25 Charlotte


Cooney, III, James P., Womble Bond Dickinson, Charlotte

Culp, Heather W., Essex Richards, Charlotte

Davis, Edward B., Bell Davis & Pitt, Charlotte

Derr, Tricia Morvan, Lincoln Derr, Charlotte

Fialko, Christopher C., Fialko Law, Charlotte

Fuller, III, Robert W., Robinson Bradshaw, Charlotte

Greene, Michael J., Goodman Carr Laughrun Levine & Greene, Charlotte

Kutrow, Bradley R., McGuireWoods, Charlotte

Lam, Christopher C., Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Charlotte

Lagress, S. Luke, Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, Charlotte

Marcus, Robert R., Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Charlotte

McDowell, Valecia M., Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte

Miller, Jr., John R., Rayburn Cooper & Durham, Charlotte

Moss, Jr., Joseph W., Erwin Bishop Capitano & Moss, Charlotte

Owens, Jr., Raymond E., Higgins & Owens, Charlotte

Pantazis, Annemarie, Wilder Pantazis Law Group, Charlotte

Rayburn, Jr., C. Richard, Rayburn Cooper & Durham, Charlotte

Richey, Alice Carmichael, Alexander Ricks, Charlotte

Van Kampen, Joshua R., Van Kampen Law, Charlotte

Wester, John R., Robinson Bradshaw, Charlotte

Wyatt, III, James F., Wyatt & Blake, Charlotte

Chris Fialko was reappointed by Mark Martin, Chief Justice, to the North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission for a term of two years. From July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2019.

Chief Justice Martin appreciates Chris Fialko’s commitment of time and talent to this important Commission, which works to advance the administration of justice in our state.



Advocates for Justice

April 27, 2017

Dear Chris,

As President of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, I have the honor of selecting the recipients of the 2017 Ebbie Award. This award was established to recognize NCAJ members for exceptional service and inspired commitment to the organization. I want to thank you for all you have done this year by giving you this award.

We would like to honor you at the Advocates for Justice’s Annual Convention. The Ebbie Award will be presented at the Board of Governor’s luncheon meeting at 12:15 pm on Monday, June 19, 2017. The luncheon will be held in the Salon of Jones/Byrd Clubhouse at Sea Trail Resort in Sunset Beach, North Carolina. I hope that you plan to attend.

Please let Mary Lee at the Advocates for Justice know if you will be able to join us for lunch and the award presentation. You can reach Mary at 919.835.2896.

Congratulations. You are a well-deserved recipient for this award.

Best regards,

Bill Powers
NCAJ President

1 2