GREENVILLE, SC – July 13, 2011 – Wyche, P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney Wallace K. Lightsey is now serving as President of the South Carolina Bar Foundation. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the South Carolina Bar whose mission is to fund programs that improve access to justice, educate the public about the legal system, and assist with the administration of justice.
Lightsey will serve a one-year term as President of the Foundation. In this role, he will chair the Board of Directors of the Foundation, serve as liaison to the South Carolina Bar, and lead the Foundation’s strategic planning.
“I have been involved in the Foundation for many years now and have gotten to see firsthand the great work it does to further the vital mission of supporting our justice system,” says Lightsey. “It is both an honor and a privilege to lead this organization as President for the coming year.”
Lightsey is uniquely qualified for this position, as he has served in numerous leadership roles, both legal and civic, throughout his career, including serving as Chair of the Wyche Executive Committee, Chairman of the South Carolina Commission on Lawyer Conduct, President of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, and Chair of the Family Effect Foundation. During his 25 years in practice as an attorney with Wyche, he has been counsel in over fifty jury trials and numerous appeals in the South Carolina appellate courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He has a diverse litigation practice involving complex securities, corporate, and intellectual property cases, as well as news media and First Amendment disputes. In 2004, he was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in recognition of his substantial jury trial experience, and since 2007 he has been ranked in Band 1 for Litigation in Chambers USA: Leading Lawyers for Business, one of the leading legal directories worldwide.
Wyche is a full-service law firm which has practiced law and served the Greenville community for more than 90 years. In that time, Wyche has participated in landmark litigation, served as counsel on cutting-edge transactions, and provided community leadership that has helped shape and drive our region’s growth and success. With offices in Greenville and Columbia, Wyche is the South Carolina member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms.Visit www.wyche.com to learn more.