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Butler Snow Attorney Diane K. Pappayliou Named 2024 Rising Star by North Carolina Super Lawyers®

February 1, 2024 | by Butler Snow

Butler Snow LLP is pleased to announce Super Lawyers® has recognized Diane K. Pappayliou in its 2024 edition of North Carolina Super Lawyers®. Pappayliou was named a Rising Star for the fourth consecutive year for her work in Insurance Coverage in Wilmington, North Carolina. 

Super Lawyers®, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous process, including a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. Each year, no more than 2.5% of lawyers in the state are named to the Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers® identifies Rising Stars as those attorneys, 40 years old or younger, who have made exceptional contributions in a particular practice area for 10 years or less.

At Butler Snow, Diane Pappayliou is a member of the firm’s Tort, Transportation, & Specialized Litigation Group, where she has served on civil litigation teams in a variety of contexts, including maritime law, corporate law, extra-contractual insurance defense, municipal law and transportation law.

Pappayliou has been recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star for Insurance Coverage since 2022 and was previously named a Rising Star for Class Actions/Mass Torts in 2021. She was also recently recognized by Best Lawyers in America® on the Ones to Watch list for Insurance Law and Transportation Law.

She is a member of the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina State Bar, the New Hanover County Bar Association, the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys Coastal Chapter, the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys and the Defense Research Institute.

Pappayliou earned her bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Elon University School of Law.