Turner Padget Recognized as Leading Litigation Firm by Benchmark

October 1, 2009

COLUMBIA, SC – October 1, 2009 –  Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. is pleased to announce that it has been recognized in the 2010 edition of Benchmark: A Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys as a recommended litigation firm in South Carolina. Benchmark also named Turner Padget shareholder W. Duvall Spruill as a “Litigation Star” and three additional shareholders, Richard S. Dukes, Nicholas W. Gladd and D. Andrew (“Drew”) Williams, as “Future Stars.”

Mr. Spruill, based in the firm’s Columbia office, focuses on construction and commercial litigation, representing bonding companies, contractors, sub-contractors and developers. A significant portion of his practice also includes banking-related disputes, including fidelity and fraud matters.

Mr. Dukes, based in the firm’s Charleston office, focuses on professional liability and business litigation. His broad practice includes commercial litigation, securities litigation and arbitration, shareholder disputes, directors and officers liability, and the defense of real estate developers and builders in actions brought by homeowners.

Mr. Gladd, based in the firm’s Columbia office, is an integral part of Turner Padget’s products liability team. He focuses on the defense of automotive manufacturers.

Mr. Williams, based in the firm’s Columbia office, defends general contractors and subcontractors against construction, premises liability and other related claims. He also represents food service companies, including grocery stores, in product liability and premises liability cases.

Benchmark is published by Legal Media Group, part of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. In compiling its guide, Benchmark’s researchers conducted extensive interviews with leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel to determine the top firms and attorneys for litigation in the United States. The firms selected for the list are renowned within the business and legal communities for the quality of their trial work and their litigation professionals. The full list of firms included in the 2010 guide can be found at www.benchmarklitigation.com.

About Turner Padget
Founded in 1929, Turner Padget is one of South Carolina’s largest law firms with 89 attorneys and five offices in Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville and Myrtle Beach. The firm provides clients in many industries with quality legal services in areas such as arbitration and mediation, business entity planning and organization, business litigation, construction and environmental litigation, employment and labor law, estate and tax planning, insurance coverage analysis and litigation, intellectual property, personal injury defense litigation, products liability, professional liability, real estate transactions, trucking and transportation, and workers’ compensation. Turner Padget was recognized in 2009 by The National Law Journal as one of the top midsized law firms in the country for its strategic creativity, innovation and commitment to developing outstanding attorneys. For additional information, visit www.turnerpadget.com.  

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