Legal Elite list for 2022 honors three partners with Bluestein Attorneys

August 3, 2022

Once again, Columbia Business Monthly has named three Bluestein Attorneys partners to the magazine’s “Legal Elite of the Midlands” list. The list recognizes attorneys in the Midlands whom peers consider outstanding in their respective practice areas.

Two of them will be highlighted especially in the magazine for standing out as “top vote recipients” in their respective categories.

The three recognized for 2022, and the practice areas in which they were cited, are:
• Marti Bluestein: Workers’ Compensation
• Allison Sullivan: Workers’ Compensation
• Clarke Newton: Personal Injury

All three were included last year as well. This year, Clarke Newton and Allison Sullivan were honored in particular for having received the largest number of peer votes in their practice areas within their region.

“We are all about what we do for our clients,” said Founding Partner Margaret Miles “Marti” Bluestein. “But this kind of recognition by peers in our profession is very encouraging, and we very much appreciate it.”

The magazine began publishing the Legal Elite feature in 2010. The selection process begins with nominations from more than a thousand active lawyers in the Midlands. While attorneys are allowed to nominate members of their own firm, for each in-firm nomination there must be a corresponding out-of-firm nomination. Attorneys are not allowed to vote for themselves.

Attorney votes then narrow the nominees down to the top 10 in each of the practice areas. The magazine said there were 8,500 votes this year, which was a record.


About Bluestein Attorneys

Bluestein Thompson Sullivan, LLC, combines innovative solutions with professional services to protect the rights of South Carolina citizens in a compassionate environment. Founded in 2000, the firm offers representation in the following areas: workers’ compensation, Social Security disability, veterans’ disability, personal injury, products liability, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, wrongful death, Camp Lejeune water contamination, and governmental fraud. Learn more at