COLUMBIA, SC – January 6, 2012 – Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. announced that the firm is included in the shortlist for Benchmark Litigation’s Annual Awards for the Southern region. The firm is shortlisted for four awards, including South Carolina Firm of the Year, South Carolina Case of the Year and Practice Area of the Year for Product Liability, and Kenneth Carter, a shareholder in the firm’s Columbia office, is nominated for Litigator of the Year in South Carolina. The awards will be announced at a ceremony on March 8, 2012 in Atlanta.
Turner Padget’s recognition for South Carolina Case of the Year results from its victory in Branham v. Ford Motor Company, led by Mr. Carter and assisted by Curtis Ott, Nick Gladd and Sam Sammataro.
The 2012 edition of Benchmark Litigation: A Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys listed Turner Padget as a “highly recommended firm” for litigation in South Carolina. In addition, the publication recognized nine of Turner Padget’s shareholders as “local litigation stars.”
Benchmark Litigation identifies the leading U.S. trial attorneys and firms at the local and national levels. Focused exclusively on the U.S. litigation market, the publication’s rankings and editorials are the result of extensive interviews with private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. Supplementary firm information is also submitted in the form of a questionnaire. The guide’s “local litigation stars” reflect lawyers who are recommended by peers and clients to have established consistent reputations as trial attorneys.
About Turner Padget
Founded in 1929, Turner Padget is one of South Carolina’s largest law firms with over 90 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. For additional information, visit www.turnerpadget.com.