Daniel Hayes Certified as Circuit Court Mediator

October 7, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC, – October 7, 2008 – Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte partner Daniel W. Hayes has been certified as a Circuit Court Mediator by the SC Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification.

Mediation is a process in which an impartial, neutral third-person helps two or more parties resolve their dispute or conflict. A mediator helps the disputants to reach their own resolution of their problem and assists the parties in discussing and resolving their differences. Mediators are certified through the South Carolina Supreme Court’s Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification.

Located in Columbia’s historic Vista district, Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte provides business and litigation representation in all state and federal trial and appellate courts. Founded in 1996, the firm serves clients ranging from multi-national corporations to small businesses.

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