Rogers Townsend & Thomas opens Charleston office

January 25, 2011

CHARLESTON, SC – January 25, 2011 – Rogers Townsend & Thomas,PC, a law firm with more than 400 attorneys and staff practicing in awide range of areas in Columbia and Charlotte, is expanding intoCharleston. William A. Scott, formerly of Pedersen & Scott, willhead the new office.

Scott has 20 years of experience practicing in the areas of state andfederal procurement, commercial and home construction, business tortsand admiralty law.

Our firm is delighted to join forces with Bill Scott in launchingour newest office in the Carolinas, said Samuel C. Waters, chairman ofRogers Townsend & Thomas. Charleston, recognized recently as the’friendliest’ city in America and as an innovative, dynamic businesscenter, truly presents a superb opportunity for us to serve thelowcountry, its people and its business communities.

Scott decided to join Rogers, Townsend & Thomas because Ibelieve that I can more fully serve my clients as a member of a largerfirm that provides more services and has more depth. Previously, hereferred clients to other firms for areas of practice he could notprovide; now…our clients can have all their legal needs met by onefirm.

A 1990 graduate of the University of South Carolina Law School, Scottobtained his undergraduate degree in engineering, naval architectureand marine engineering from the University of Michigan. Before becomingan attorney, he worked in shipbuilding, both in the private sector andfor the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command.

The new office will be located at 775 St. Andrews Blvd. in Charleston – the same as the former location of Pederson & Scott.

About Rogers Townsend & Thomas

Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC, with offices in Columbia,Charlotte, Charleston and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, hasmore than 60 attorneys practicing in a wide range of industries andpractice areas. RTT provides counsel to the banking, default services,insurance, real estate, construction, corporate, wealth and estateplanning, and title services industries. Visit us at