Callison Tighe marks 50th anniversary with gift to Tighe Scholarship Fund

June 3, 2021

Callison, Tighe and Robinson has given $2,500 to the Michael W. Tighe Endowed Scholarship Fund at the University of South Carolina Law School, in celebration of both the 50th anniversary of the firm’s founding, and Mike Tighe’s 80th birthday.

The firm created the fully endowed scholarship in 2016, upon its 45th anniversary, with an endowment of $50,000.

The scholarship was announced in May 2016 at a celebration of Mr. Tighe’s 75th birthday – and the firm’s 45th anniversary.

In a letter to Law School Dean William Hubbard announcing the new gift, Managing Member Rick Detwiler told the story of how the firm began in 1971 as a partnership between Preston Callison and Mike Tighe, both graduates of the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Mr. Callison, who is retired, was present at the announcement of the creation of the fund in 2016. Mr. Tighe “is still hard at work for his many loyal clients, coming into the office every day,” Mr. Detwiler said in the letter to Mr. Hubbard. Mr. Tighe frequently represents title companies and their insureds. He is also a certified arbitrator and mediator, and frequently serves as an expert witness in real estate litigation.

Callison Tighe is a full-service law firm, with practice areas including commercial litigation and serious personal injury, commercial real estate, business, and tax, estate planning and probate. The firm includes dozens of attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants and support staff.


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The attorneys of Callison Tighe & Robinson, LLC, practice in the following areas, including trials and appeals in all state and federal courts in South Carolina: Alternative Dispute Resolution; Appellate Practice; Personal Injury Litigation; Title Insurance Litigation; Workers’ Compensation; Complex Criminal Defense; Court-Martial Defense; Government Law; Banking and Commercial Finance; Commercial Real Estate; Regulatory Law; Business Organizations; Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures; and Tax, Probate, Trusts and Estates. For more information, visit