Two Attorneys Join SC Bar Foundation Board

September 25, 2012

COLUMBIA, SC – September 25, 2012 – The South Carolina Bar Foundation announces attorneys J. Boone Aiken III and Robin A. Braithwaite will be joining its board of directors.

The Foundation is excited to bring additional regional diversity to the board with the recent appointments of Boone and Rob, said Jack D. Griffeth, Bar Foundation President.

Aiken is a senior shareholder at Aiken Bridges Elliott Tyler & Saleeby, PA in Florence. His practice focuses on litigation and he is Circuit Court mediator and arbitrator. He earned his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He is a past president of the Florence County Bar. Aiken is a member of the S.C. Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association, the S.C. Association of Justice and the Defense Research Institute. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Braithwaite is a shareholder with Braithwaite Farmer Boni & Timmerman, located in Aiken, where he focuses on the defense of civil litigation. He received his undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University and his Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served in the United States Navy and began his legal practice in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Defense, is a certified Civil Court mediator and serves on the South Carolina Bar’s Memory Hold the Door Committee.

About the South Carolina Bar Foundation

The South Carolina Bar Foundation, the Heart of the Bar, funds the advancement of justice by improving access, education and accountability.  Since 1987, the Foundation has allocated approximately $43.8 million to various legal-related organizations that work on behalf of the justice community. Last year alone, Foundation grantees assisted more than 10,200 low income South Carolinians in need of legal services, 450 homeless men and women and 390 victims of domestic abuse. For more information, visit