RALEIGH — Dennis A. Wicker, a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Raleigh office, is among the 214 Nelson Mullins attorneys selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2021.

Overall, 26 North Carolina-based attorneys were honored with this recognition for their professional excellence.

Wicker offers government relations experience to clients, having served in the state’s second highest government position and as a longtime member of the state’s largest legislative body. A native of Sanford, he served as North Carolina’s lieutenant governor from 1993-2001. According to the organization, lawyers are selected for inclusion based on a peer-review survey. Lawyers are not allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Best Lawyers is based on confidential evaluations by and interviews of leading attorneys about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical areas and legal practice area.

In 1995, the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford was named in his honor because of Wicker’s role in securing funding for it.