Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd attorney Sam Mabry elected SC ABOTA president

February 10, 2009

Greenville attorney Don Sellers inducted

CHARLESTON, COLUMBIA, FLORENCE, GREENVILLE, SC & WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 9, 2009 – The law firm of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. is pleased to announce that H. Sam Mabry III was installed as president of the South Carolina chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) on February 5, at the chapter’s annual dinner meeting in Columbia.  Mabry will serve as president February 2009 through January 2010.  He practices in the Firm’s Greenville office.

In addition to Mabry’s installation, H. Donald (Don) Sellers, also a shareholder in Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Greenville office, was inducted into ABOTA at this meeting.

ABOTA is a national organization, comprised of many of the country’s pre-eminent trial attorneys, whose main goals are the preservation of the Seventh Amendment right to a trial by jury in civil cases and the promotion of professionalism and civility among trial attorneys.  Election to ABOTA is based on reputation, trial experience and high ethics.  The South Carolina chapter of ABOTA also provides educational programs to other attorneys in South Carolina, students at the University of South Carolina Law School and to high school students in South Carolina.  The South Carolina chapter of ABOTA has twice been elected “Chapter of the Year” by ABOTA nationally. 

Sam Mabry is admitted to practice in the U.S. Fourth and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals and South Carolina.  He defends clients in class actions, business, commercial and financial services litigation and also regularly handles employment contracts disputes and patent and trade secret litigation.  A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Mabry is consistently included in The Best Lawyers in America® – Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation and Products Liability Litigation. He is also listed in the 2008 and 2009 South Carolina Super Lawyers™ – Business Litigation.

Mabry has been active in ABOTA since being elected in 2002; member of executive committee, 2004-present; secretary/treasurer, 2006-2007; and president-elect, November 2007-January 2009. He is also a member of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association and the South Carolina and Greenville County Bar Associations.

Mabry earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of South Carolina in 1981, and his B.A. from the University of South Carolina, in 1978. 

Concentrating on complex commercial cases, Sellers is a member of The Defense Research Institute, Inc., and the American, South Carolina, and Greenville County Bar Associations. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1973, and is a 1969 graduate of Furman University.  Sellers is admitted to practice in South Carolina, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court, South Carolina.  He is a South Carolina Certified Circuit Court Mediator.

Contact Information for Sam Mabry
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
75 Beattie Place, Eleventh Floor
Greenville, South Carolina 29601
Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  864.240.3221





Contact Information for Don Sellers
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
75 Beattie Place, Eleventh Floor
Greenville, South Carolina 29601
Email:  [email protected] 
Phone:  864.240.3232


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Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. provides business, litigation and financial legal services, and government relations services to national and international clients.  With a history dating back more than 100 years, it is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas with more than 140 attorneys.  The Firm has offices in Charleston, Columbia, Florence, SC, and Washington, D.C.

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. has more lawyers recognized by their peers in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of antitrust, bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights, construction, corporate governance and compliance, corporate, medical malpractice, professional malpractice, public finance, real estate, and tax law than any other firm in South Carolina. 

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