American College of Mortgage Attorneys selects Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Dan Orvin as a Fellow

 

Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Dan Orvin has been elected as a Fellow in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA). Formed in 1974, the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA) is comprised of more than 400 lawyers in North America who are authorities in mortgage law. ACMA Fellows share a commitment to giving back to…

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Mullikin named Leadership in Law Honoree

 

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. COLUMBIA, S.C. – Environmental attorney and global expedition leader Tom Mullikin has been named among the 2020 South Carolina LEADERSHIP IN LAW HONOREES and will be recognized among this year’s class of honorees hosted by S.C. Lawyers Weekly in partnership with the Charleston School of Law, next month. The Leadership…

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Ogletree Deakins add Caroline Page as immigration lawyer to Columbia office

 

Ogletree Deakins’ Columbia office is excited to welcome its 9th immigration lawyer, Caroline Page. Page received both her J.D. and undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina. Previously, she worked for the Office of Economic Engagement, Technology Commercialization Office at the University of South Carolina.

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Attorney Lauren Trask joins Collins & Lacy

 

Hire bolsters law firm’s workers’ compensation practice as it enters its 3rd generation Attorney Lauren Trask has joined the Workers’ Compensation Defense Practice at Collins & Lacy in Columbia Trask is experienced in defending insurance carriers and employers in civil litigation. At Collins & Lacy, she’ll also work with shareholder Michael Burchstead in matters involving Government, Ethics and Compliance “Since…

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Rhodes receives Leadership in Law Award

 

Janet Rhodes, an experienced employment lawyer and partner at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, is receiving a Leadership in Law Award from South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. She’ll be among 28 attorneys honored at a March 13 banquet in Charleston. In its 12th year, the Leadership in Law award recognizes attorneys who have achieved professional success while…

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Lewis Babcock attorney to participate in South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy

 

Lewis Babcock attorney, Joseph Berry was selected for membership in the 2020 class of the South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy. Each year the Academy selects attorneys from across the state practicing between 3 and 15 years, to participate in the program designed to develop leaders in the legal and business community. The highly selective program…

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Kerk Spong named as Small Business Bankruptcy Trustee in the District of South Carolina

 

Kerk Spong, a member of Robinson Gray law firm, has been appointed as one of two new Small Business Bankruptcy Trustees in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina. Recent amendments to the federal bankruptcy code created a new subchapter 5 under Chapter 11 (Business Reorganization) designed to help small businesses. Kerk…

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Parker Barnes named 2020 Leadership in Law honoree

 

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd announced that Parker Barnes has been selected as one of the 2020 South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law honorees. Parker is among 28 attorneys from across the state to be recognized. Leadership in Law honorees are nominated by peers and selected by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. Honorees have achieved success in…

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Rogers Townsend expands health care team

 

Rogers Townsend welcomed Chilton Grace Simmons to the Firm, adding another experienced medical malpractice attorney to the health care team and an additional Lowcountry office in Beaufort, South Carolina. Chilton has 20 years of litigation experience, and has exclusively handled medical malpractice defense for more than a decade. She defends physicians, hospitals, and other health…

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Charleston environmental/mass torts litigation Attorney Yancey McLeod III joins Womble Bond Dickinson

 

Experienced environmental law, toxic tort and product liability litigation attorney Yancey McLeod III is the newest member of the Womble Bond Dickinson team. McLeod has joined the firm’s Charleston office as a Partner. McLeod’s toxic tort experience includes defending companies in high-stakes asbestos and benzene exposure personal injury cases. He also represents companies in related…

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Eric Penkert and James Silvers elected shareholders at Ogletree Deakins

 

Eric Penkert and James Silvers, attorneys in Ogletree Deakins’ Greenville office, have been elected as shareholders in the firm. Penkert focuses his employee benefits practice on assisting businesses in understanding their compliance obligations under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code with respect to retirement, executive compensation, and health and welfare benefits. He earned his J.D.…

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Employment law attorney Jack E. Cohoon joins Burnette Shutt & McDaniel

 

An experienced attorney who’s successfully fought for clients in the courts and before administrative agencies, Jack E. Cohoon has joined Burnette Shutt & McDaniel. His practice includes employment law, civil rights, appeals, and administrative law. He also represents clients in issues such as pardons, criminal records expungements, occupational licensing, and other matters that can act…

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Burnette honored with Pro Bono award from South Carolina Bar

 

M. Malissa Burnette, a founding partner of Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, received the South Carolina Bar Senior Lawyers Division Pro Bono Award during the organization’s annual convention. The honor recognizes the significant amount of time, energy and talent an attorney spends providing free legal services. “Even before she became my law partner a decade ago,…

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Three Gallivan White Boyd attorneys elected partner

 

Bradshaw, Edmonds and Laffitte move on to the Partner level Gallivan White Boyd announced that three attorneys were chosen to become partners, Drew Bradshaw and Amity Edmonds in Greenville, South Carolina and Jessica Waller Laffitte in Columbia. Drew Bradshaw | Bradshaw’s practice includes all aspects of civil litigation at both the state and federal level.…

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Luther J. Battiste, III, sworn in as National President of the American Board of Trial Advocates

 

Luther J. Battiste, III, was installed as National President of the American Board of Trial Advocates at the organization’s National Board Meeting at the Hotel Bennett. Mr. Battiste, a founding shareholder of Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A., took the oath of office from retired Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal of the Supreme Court of South…

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Mariel Norton named Special Counsel at Baker, Ravenel & Bender

 

Mariel D. Norton, formerly an associate at Baker Ravenel & Bender, has been named Special Counsel for the firm. “This acknowledgement of Mariel’s experience and talent reflects the contributions she has made to the firm during the eight years she has been part of our practice,” said Managing Partner Catharine Garbee Griffin. “Through her dedicated…

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Whitney B. Harrison named first woman to receive the South Carolina Bar’s Trial and Appellate Advocacy award

 

The South Carolina Bar Association recognized Whitney B. Harrison, of McGowan Hood & Felder LLC, as the 2019 Trial and Appellate Advocacy Award recipient. The award recognizes members of the Bar who have demonstrated substantial dedication to the furtherance of the art and techniques of trial and appellate advocacy in South Carolina, outstanding and exemplary…

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Lisa R. Claxton joins Board of Directors for Hope Center for Children

 

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd announced that attorney Lisa R. Claxton has joined the Board of Directors for the Hope Center for Children. The Hope Center for Children offers programs and services to help fulfill their mission to build stable, healthy families and provide children a safe place from abuse and neglect. Active in the community, Lisa…

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Pope Flynn adds new associate Sara Weathers in public finance and government law

 

Pope Flynn, a Columbia-headquartered law firm concentrating in public finance and governmental law, has added Sara Weathers as an associate in the firm’s public finance and governmental law practices. Weathers received her BA in Government at Wofford College, and graduated magna cum laude with a JD from the University of South Carolina School of Law.…

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Adams and Reese joins AiRXOS Air Mobility Platform Ecosystem as service partner

 

Adams and Reese announced the firm has been named a service partner of AiRXOS, part of GE Aviation and a leading provider of Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) solutions, in an expansion of its Air MobilityTM Platform Ecosystem. Adams and Reese is one of 12 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology and service partners to AiRXOS throughout…

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Family law attorney Mueller joins Burnette Shutt & McDaniel

 

Amanda S. Mueller, an experienced attorney and skilled litigator, has joined Burnette Shutt & McDaniel. She brings a multi-faceted practice to the firm’s family law team that represents clients in a wide range of legal issues, including divorce, custody, assisted reproduction, name and gender changes, domestic partnerships, and grandparents’ rights. Before coming to Burnette Shutt…

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GaffneyLewis attorney, Nashiba Boyd, receives AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®

 

GaffneyLewis, LLC is pleased to announce that attorney Nashiba Boyd has received the AV Preeminent® rating from the Martindale-Hubbell® legal rating service. A litigation attorney, Boyd represents companies and some individuals throughout the South Carolina in tort and insurance defense matters. “We are pleased that Nashiba has been recognized by her peers for her legal…

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Moseley Marcinak Law Group continues expansion with addition of two attorneys in Greenville office

 

Moseley Marcinak Law Group LLP, a nationally recognized transportation and logistics firm continues to grow with the addition of D. Lesesne Phillips and J. Alex Timmons to their Greenville, South Carolina office in recent months. “Alex and Lesesne are great lawyers and will bring value to the work we do for our clients,” said partner…

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Afghanistan War veteran in the running for THE CITADEL’s Board of Visitors

 

By W. Thomas Smith, Jr.   CHARLESTON, S.C. – Col. William Mellard “Bill” Connor V, an Orangeburg attorney and formerly deployed U.S. Army Infantry officer (currently serving in the Army Reserve), has thrown his hat in the ring in a quest to be elected to The Citadel’s Board of Visitors. He is the first formally…

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Perry MacLennan elected President of SC Bar YLD

 

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd announced that Perry MacLennan was elected President of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division effective January 1, 2020. Active in the community and the legal profession, Perry teaches business law at the College of Charleston. He serves on the board of Helping and Lending Outreach Support (HALOS), as Administrative Director of…

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Kelly Morrow joins board of Kids’ Chance of South Carolina

 

Kelly Morrow, a member at Robinson Gray law firm, has joined the board of directors of Kids’ Chance of South Carolina. Kids’ Chance of South Carolina provides scholarships for college and vocational school to children of South Carolina workers who have been killed or seriously injured in a work-related accident resulting in financial need. The…

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Brad J. Gower joins Nelson & Galbreath, LLC

 

Nelson & Galbreath, LLC announces that Brad J. Gower has joined the firm. Gower’s practice includes all aspects of commercial and residential real estate, general business law and corporate transactions. Prior to joining the firm, Gower spent eight years with large regional firms. Gower is a graduate of Washington & Lee University and the University…

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Clarke Newton named partner at Bluestein Attorneys

 

Columbia attorney Clarke Newton has been named a partner with Bluestein Attorneys. “Clarke has been an invaluable team member since joining the firm,” said partner Margaret “Marti” Miles Bluestein. “Clarke has shown himself to be an exceptional trial lawyer with an uwavering commitment to advocating for justice for each and every one of his clients.”…

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Michael R. Burchstead elected shareholder of Collins & Lacy

 

Government, Ethics, and Compliance Practice attorney joined firm in 2017 Attorney Michael R. Burchstead has been elected as a shareholder of the Collins & Lacy law firm. Through his Government, Ethics, and Compliance Practice, Burchstead represents public officials, governmental entities, political campaigns, lobbyists and lobbyist principals, and others who have issues with or seek advice…

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4th Annual MUSC Center on Aging Senior Expo

 

Top MUSC physicians and researchers will be on-site to offer complimentary health screenings, including fall risk assessments, hearing bone density, blood pressure, glucose, and other screenings. There will be live, interactive presentations throughout the day, including a yogic breathing workshop area. Over 120 exhibitors will be present to help seniors and their families navigate everything…

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Grady Beard named vice president of SCWCEA

 

Grady Beard, a member with Robinson Gray law firm, has been named vice president of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association. The SCWCEA is an organization that conducts seminars and programs designed to educate those involved in workers’ compensation claims in the state – attorneys as well as employers, human resource managers, adjusters, government…

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Clawson and Staubes attorney, Penn Ely becomes Certified Mediator

 

Clawson and Staubes LLC attorney Penn Ely has received his certification as a Circuit Court Mediator by the SC Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification. As a litigator, Ely is used to resolving cases in the courtroom. Now as a mediator, he hopes to bring resolution to conflicts before they reach the courtroom. “Mediation is…

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Ogletree Deakins names new Chief Operating Officer

 

Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced that the firm has named Lisa Ellis-James as its Chief Operating Officer. Ellis-James, who will be based in Ogletree Deakins’ Greenville administrative office, joins the firm from The Boston Consulting Group, where she served as Senior Director, Global Operational Innovations, and…

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Nick Nicholson named one of Greenville’s “50 Most Influential” people

 

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd announced the firm’s Managing Director, Nick Nicholson, has been recognized as one of Greenville’s “50 Most Influential” people of 2019 by the Greenville Business Magazine and will be honored at a reception in Greenville on January 23. Nick has served as Managing Director of the firm since 2013 and practices in the…

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K&L Gates’ Charleston office welcomes new associate

 

K&L Gates’ Charleston office welcomed Claire Flowers as an associate in the firm’s Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety practice group. Ms. Flowers was a summer associate at K&L Gates. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Flowers also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Rebecca B. Connelly in the United States Bankruptcy Court for…

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GaffneyLewis partner Regina Hollins Lewis inducted into National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

 

GaffneyLewis LLC announced that Regina Hollins Lewis has been inducted into the National Academy of Neutrals (NADN). NADN is and invitation only professional association whose membership consists of mediators and arbitrators distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil & commercial dispute resolution. “It’s an honor to be included in the Academy and…

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Clawson and Staubes Law Firm adds six attorneys across three offices in recent months

 

Clawson and Staubes LLC announced the addition of six attorneys across three offices over the past few months. The new attorneys by office are: • Charleston – Alexandra Heaton, Ashley Bilby, and Tom Hollowell • Greenville – Paul Neely • Charlotte – Grayson Gibson and Michael Hirsch “We are thrilled to have these attorneys on…

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Sarah Clemmons elected Chair of New Horizon Family Health Services board

 

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Sarah Clemmons was elected to serve as Chair of the New Horizon Family Health Services board of directors effective January 1, 2020. As Board Chair, Sarah will work to further New Horizon’s mission – to provide quality, affordable, compassionate patient-centered health care to improve the health of the communities they serve. Sarah…

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Richland County Bar announces 2020 leadership

 

The Richland County Bar Association (RCBA) has announced its new leadership for 2020 following formal confirmation at the association’s December 2019 meeting. The RCBA is one of the largest county bars in South Carolina, serving nearly 2,000 attorneys living and working in Richland County. Charles F. Moore, Turner Padget Graham & Laney, PA will serve…

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Hedrick Gardner announces attorney promotions

 

Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP, a leading regional litigation and dispute management law firm, announced the promotions of Lee Dixon, Michael Hedgepeth, Michael Rothrock, Holly Stott, and Shari Ballard. “We are excited to promote these five individuals in recognition of their years of excellent work and dedication to their clients,” said Hedrick Gardner managing…

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Turner Padget elects three new shareholders

 

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. announces that Charleston-based Kristen N. Nichols, Columbia-based J. David Johnson, IV and Greenville-based David L. Moore have been elected shareholders of the firm. Nichols practices in the area of financial services litigation; Johnson’s practice focuses on corporate, tax and estate planning; and Moore is a member of the firm’s…

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Morton & Gettys names two new partners: Dan Ballou and Melissa Cassell

 

Rock Hill law firm Morton & Gettys has named two new partners, Daniel J. Ballou and Melissa G. Cassell, effective Jan. 1. “Melissa started with our firm as a law clerk while attending USC School of Law,” said John Gettys, a founding partner of the firm. “It was obvious to us all that she would…

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Jeff Stover named shareholder with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd

 

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd announced that Jeff Stover has been elected shareholder. Jeff’s practice focuses on intellectual property, including patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, unfair competition and related matters for clients operating in a wide range of technologies, including manufacturers, technology companies and startups. He also has litigation experience in a number of substantive areas, including…

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Adams and Reese announces nine new partners for 2020

 

Adams and Reese congratulated its nine attorneys who have been elected to partnership in the firm, effective January 1, 2020. Lyndey R. Z. Bryant (Columbia, S.C.) advises business owners and their management teams in complex commercial litigation, including trial and appellate representation as well as arbitration and administrative proceedings. She frequently counsels businesses and individuals…

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Janie Langdale joins Robinson Gray as director of marketing

 

Janie Langdale has joined Robinson Gray as director of marketing. She will be responsible for further developing the firm’s marketing program and launching new initiatives for raising the firm’s profile. Janie is a summa cum laude graduate of Auburn University. She has more than six years of experience in law firm marketing and communications. She…

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GaffneyLewis expands Charleston office

 

GaffneyLewis LLC announced that Robert Blain has joined the firm’s Charleston office. A litigation attorney who previously worked with the firm, Blain will also be the partner in charge of the firm’s Charleston office. “We are excited to have Rob rejoin the firm,” said partner Amy Gaffney. “Rob is an excellent attorney and will provide…

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Cory Patterson selected for State Farm’s Inaugural Rising Stars Academy

 

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd announced that Cory Patterson was selected by State Farm to participate in their inaugural Rising Star Academy. Hosted at State Farm’s corporate headquarters in Bloomington, Illinois, the Rising Star Academy was established to support the company’s commitment to increasing diversity in the legal profession. Cory and fellow participants spent time networking, building…

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Nelson Mullins elects Eric Smith to partnership

 

The partners of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP have elected Eric Smith to the partnership effective Jan. 1, 2020. Smith, formerly an associate, practices in Greenville and focuses on the acquisition, sale, leasing, and financing of commercial real estate. Admitted to practice in Maryland and South Carolina, Smith assists clients in the banking and financial services,…

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Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd welcomes four new associates

 

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd announced that David Caughran, Elliot Condon, Joseph Spate and Phillips Workman have joined the firm. David Caughran is based in the Charleston office and joins the public finance team. David received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law. During law school he served as an…

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Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd welcomes four new associates

 

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd announced that David Caughran, Elliot Condon, Joseph Spate and Phillips Workman have joined the firm. David Caughran is based in the Charleston office and joins the public finance team. David received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law. During law school he served as an…

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