Babcock, Paavola listed in new edition of “Super Lawyers”

May 1, 2022

Keith Babcock and David Paavola are again listed in “South Carolina Super Lawyers,” a national guide to the nation’s leading attorneys.

Babcock, a founding member of the law firm, is listed for his work in business litigation. It’s the 15th time he’s been honored in Super Lawyers. His work in eminent domain and professional liability: plaintiff, is also highlighted.

Keith Babcock and David Paavola

Paavola is included on the “Rising Stars” list for his work in eminent domain law. He is also listed in the practice areas of business litigation and professional liability: plaintiff. He has earned “Rising Star” honors for four straight years.

Babcock is South Carolina’s sole member of the Owners’ Counsel of America—an organization of attorneys who advocate for property owners in eminent domain and condemnation cases. Paavola and Lewis Babcock associate Joe Berry recently joined the selective group as affiliate members.

The patented Super Lawyers selection process begins with a nomination from a colleague. “Super Lawyers” then independently researches the attorneys, focusing on 12 key indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition. Finally, a select panel of attorneys from the same practice area as the nominees makes the final selection.

Only about 5 percent of a state’s attorneys are selected each year for “Super Lawyers.” For “Rising Stars,” which is limited to attorneys younger than 40 or with less than 10 years’ practice, it’s only about 2.5 percent.


About Lewis Babcock

Founded in 1984, Lewis Babcock is a litigation law firm with a statewide practice and national reputation. Practice areas include business disputes, professional negligence, and eminent domain. Learn more at