CHARLESTON COUNTY BAR MEMBER DISCOUNTS.
Any time you show your Charleston County Bar membership card to any of the below listed businesses you will receive a discount.
Cactus Car Wash (Savannah Hwy) (10% off)
Stella Nova (King Street location) (10% discount)
Minute Man Press (15% discount on any in-house printing)
River Dogs (CLE night and group discount - box seats $10, upper reserve $5)
Classic Carriage Rides ($2 off general tickets; $4 off before 11 AM)
Old South Carriage ($2 discount)
Sticky Fingers (20% discount with ID)
Fro Yo in Paradise (25% discount on any yogurt purchase)
Park & Go (Airport) ($6.00 per day)
To All Charleston County Bar Association Members:
Park & Go is pleased to announce a special rate of $6.00 per day for all members of the Charleston County Bar Association and their employees. The parking garage at the Charleston International Airport has raised their daily rate to $15.00 and their long term rate for the back lot is $8.00. Park & Go can get you to the front door of the airport in less time than it would take to find a space, park, get your bags and walk from the airport lot. We meet all flights no matter what time they arrive. We are conveniently located at 3621 W. Montague Ave, just.5 minutes from curbside check-in. If you need directions, please click here.
In order to take advantage of this offer just go to our website and click the green reservation tab at the top of the page. Under company name, enter CCBA and we will give you the special $6.00 rate. Its that simple! And if you forget, you can just show your business card on arrival and we will give you the same rate.
Roasting Andy Savage
Please hold the date, Thursday, January 30, 2014 and join us at a roast honoring Andy Savage. This dinner event, Law and Dis-Order, the Trial of Andy Savage will certainly prove to be the fun-filled trial of the century. Your participation will help Trident Literacy Association continue high standard programs, offering adults throughout the tri-county the opportunity to improve their literacy skills, earn their GEDs and WorkKeys Career Readiness Certificates and qualify for better jobs and higher education. For ticket information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Charleston School of Law is scheduling on-campus interviews and resume collects for its 2014 spring recruiting season. Spring on-campus interviews will begin on January 21, 2014, and run throughout the semester, with the exception of spring break (March 10-14). If you are an employer and are interested in participating or would otherwise like to post a job opening, please e-mail email@example.com or contact Molly Blatt at (843) 377-1106.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF LAW SCHOLARSHIP
AND CIVIL LITIGATION TRAINING PROGRAM TO BE CREATED IN HONOR OF RON MOTLEY
Motley Rice begins new initiative to provide support and training for the next generation of trial lawyers
Motley Rice LLC has established the Ronald L. Motley Memorial Fund at the University of South Carolina School of Law in honor and memory of its co-founding member Ronald L. Motley who passed away on August 22, 2013. The fund is designed to promote the teaching and education of students, through both a scholarship and civil litigation training program, who exemplify the characteristics and work ethic that Motley brought to the practice of law.
Named by the National Law Journal as "one of the most influential lawyers in America," Motley earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of South Carolina in 1966 and in 1971 graduated from the USC School of Law with a juris doctor. Through his pioneering discovery and collaboration, he exposed asbestos manufacturers and the harmful and disabling effects of occupational, environmental and household asbestos exposure. He went on to spearhead the historic tobacco litigation against the tobacco industry and took on cutting-edge complex litigation as lead counsel for the 9/11 Families United to Bankrupt Terrorism. While building Motley Rice into the firm that it is today, Motley was also known for his dedication to USC as well as his passion for mentoring lawyers and colleagues at Motley Rice and throughout the legal community.
"This scholarship and training program is part of how the firm is not only paying tribute to Ron, but helping continue his great legacy through the next generation of trial lawyers," stated Motley Rice co-founding member Joe Rice. "Ron lived life proudly as a trial lawyer and was dedicated to assisting those who wanted to pursue a career in trial advocacy and litigation. Through this fund, Motley Rice will be able to help ensure this type of education and training continues at Ron's adored alma mater."
The Ronald L. Motley Memorial Scholarship will provide much-needed scholarships to entering University of South Carolina law students, with a preference given to students who have displayed a commitment to pursuing a career in civil litigation. In addition, The Ronald L. Motley Civil Litigation Training Program will provide needed resources to support practical civil litigation training for third-year law students at the USC School of Law through one or more five-credit-hour capstone courses. Students will handle a mock litigation matter in its entirety, acting as litigation teams of mock law firms under the guidance of three diversely-experienced adjunct faculty.
"We believe these capstone courses will be a great step forward in preparing students for the actualities of practice, including document drafting, discovery preparation, witness interviewing, expert witness depositions and negotiation skills," said Robert M. Wilcox, USC School of Law Dean. "To the maximum extent possible, students will be given a realistic experience in complex litigation matters that Ron Motley and his firm helped to pioneer."
Contributions to help enable this initiative may be sent to: USC School of Law, 701 S. Main Street, Columbia, SC 29208. Checks may be made payable to USC Foundations with Ronald L. Motley Program in the memo line.
Power Point Presentation to the Bar from Judge Roger Young
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICES WEBSITE:
To access available pro bono cases, the access codes have been changed on the Charlestonprobono.org website. To access available cases, the user name is "Attorney" and the password is "thankyouforyourhelp".
The password on the pro bono website to access available pro bono cases is caps sensitive. In other words, the password needs to be all lower case. The User Name: Attorney is not caps sensitive.
PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE AND TAKE A CASE.
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Peace After Divorce Support Group & Workshops
[CLICK HERE for a description of this group.]
Charleston, SC: January 7-February 25, 2014, Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM
Grace United Methodist Church, 1601 Sam Rittenberg Blvd (West Ashley).
CLICK HERE to register, view location and/or to reach the church contact
Mt. Pleasant, SC: January 14-March 4, 2014, Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM
Seacoast Church, 750 Long Point Road
CLICK HERE to view location and/or to reach the church contact
Daniel Island, SC: January 16 - March 6, 2014, Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 PM
The Church of The Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Dr.
[Childcare provided with advanced reservation]
CLICK HERE to register, view location and/or to reach the church contact
Charleston, SC: March 10-April 28, 2014 Mondays, 6:30-8:30 PM
Seacoast Church West Campus, 2049 Savannah Hwy
CLICK HERE to register, view location and/or to reach the church contact
Peace After Divorce groups are church-based ministries. Inquire with the location you wish to attend about their materials fee. For free divorce recovery articles visit the blog at http://www.afterdivorceministries.com/.
The Charleston Division
A Federal Drug Court
Inspired by the joint desire of our local Judiciary, U.S. Attorney's Office, and Federal Defender's Office, to put in process evidence based practices to combat the revolving door of recidivism, Charleston was tasked with piloting the design and implementation of a Federal Drug Court. The mission of a drug court is to play a significant role in ending the abuse of drugs and alcohol and related criminal activity.
Drug courts promote recovery and community safety through a coordinated response to substance abusing and addicted offenders. Realization of these goals required a team approach, including cooperation and collaboration of the judges, prosecutors, public defender's office, defense counsel, probation authorities, other corrections personnel, law enforcement, evaluators, an array of local service providers, and the greater community. State-level organizations representing law enforcement and criminal justice, vocational rehabilitation, education, and housing also have important roles to play.
The combined energies of these individuals and organizations can assist and encourage defendants to, on a voluntary basis, make a reciprocal effort which could ultimately change their lives.
Several months of conducting a significant amount of research, information gathering from successful state and federal drug courts across the country, and the collaboration of a cross-section of the key stake-holders who share a passion for the potential positive impact this may have, has been challenging yet fruitful. The process of identifying suitable candidates who meet the established criteria has begun.
We are pleased to announce that the District of South Carolina's first Federal Drug Court, entitled The BRIDGE Program, was established in the Charleston Division.Lori L. Johnson U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Officer 83 Broad Street P.O.Box 894 Charleston, SC 29402
ASSURANCE PROCESS SERVERS OF SC is now providing services for attorneys in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties. Please contact Deanne Pace or Tom Duncan at 843-278-5588.
Lowcountry Aids Services Legal Clinic
Lowcountry Aids Services Legal Clinic is in its 18th year. This is the only legal clinic run by volunteer lawyers in South Carolina for people living with AIDS. For the past number of years Charlie Bernstein, Evan Lackey, Suzanne Groff, Ashley Ameika, Bobby Phipps, David Hoyle, Sarah Pflug, Harry Hancock, Joe Jacumin, Allen Badger, Ann Hutto and Francis McCann have served as volunteer lawyers.
The Lowcountry Aids Services is on Meeting Street and the Clinic is held every second Wednesday of every month at 2:00 p.m. Volunteer lawyers are assigned only two afternoons a year for a total of four hours. A paralegal is present to assist the volunteer lawyer. General legal questions usually include wills, healthcare powers of attorney, durable powers of attorney, questions about domestic cases, landlord-tenant and general legal questions.
The Clinic is in need of additional volunteers. The rewards are worthwhile and the time commitment is minimal. The clients are appreciative. Please consider volunteering by calling Frank McCann at 577-4242 or e-mailing him at email@example.com.
Charleston County Clerk of Court Julie Armstrong is pleased to announce the new online version of the civil daybook. Judgment information and lis pendens documents are now available online within minutes of being filed in the Clerk's Office. The online daybook can be viewed by pointing your internet browser to www3.charlestoncounty.org and clicking on daybook search.
As Clerk, Mrs. Armstrong has strived to make access to court records user friendly. Anyone tasked with a judgment search will recall that this information was previously only available in person at the Clerk of Court's Office. Now the information is only a click away!
MOTLEY RICE ADDS TWO ASSOCIATE LAWYERS
Plaintiffs' law firm Motley Rice welcomes two new lawyers, Sara Couch Bryant (SC) and Temitope "Tope" Leyimu (SC) to its Mt. Pleasant, S.C., office to support growing client needs and cases in several key areas of practice.
Bryant, a 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law and a 2009 graduate of Duke University, joins the firm's securities and consumer fraud practice group. She will work with many of the firm's institutional investors, government entities and consumers, in addition to assisting in the firm's individual tobacco cases and litigation. Prior to joining Motley Rice, Bryant was a certified student practitioner with the UNC Civil Litigation Clinic where she represented clients in administrative hearings, obtaining needed financial relief for them. She also represented several inmates in an action against the North Carolina prison system, conducting depositions and assisting in obtaining a preliminary injunction against the prison. As a law clerk with the North Carolina Department of Justice, Bryant researched and drafted briefs and memorandums regarding the False Claims Act and Stark Law for the North Carolina Medicaid Civil Enforcement Division. She was also a volunteer with Legal Aid of North Carolina.
Leyimu, a 2013 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and 2009 University of Central Florida graduate with honors, will focus her practice on people and families whose lives have been affected by catastrophic injuries or death as a result of corporate wrongdoing. This will include those harmed by occupational hazards, defective products and environmental negligence as well as victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Previously, Leyimu was an intern with the Legal Aid Justice Center of Charlottesville, Va., working in the family mediation clinic where she mediated disputes between parties. She was also a law clerk at a law firm in Jacksonville, Fla., where she gained experience in products liability issues stemming from wrongful death cases. During law school, Leyimu volunteered with the Virginia Innocence Project Student Group, a student legal research group that assists with the investigation and screening of cases involving prisoners convicted of serious crimes where cognizable claims of actual innocence exist.
Varnado inducted as a Fellow of the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association
At its annual meeting held in October of 2013 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association inducted Christie Companion Varnado of The Seibels Law Firm, P.A. as a Fellow of the organization. The Fellows of the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association are individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to the Federal Bar Association. Six members of the current United States Supreme Court, as well as Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, are Honorary Life Fellows of the Foundation.
Varnado elected as Vice Chair of the FBA Circuit Vice Presidents
At the annual meeting of the Federal Bar Association held in October of 2013 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Christie Companion Varnado of The Seibels Law Firm, P.A. was elected by her peers to serve as Vice Chair of the Circuit Vice Presidents. She has served as a Circuit Vice President representing the Fourth Circuit since 2010. The Federal Bar Association, founded in 1920, is dedicated to the advancement of the science of jurisprudence and to promoting the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of all attorneys involved in federal law. The Federal Bar Association is the catalyst for communication between the bar and the bench, as well as the private and public sectors.
Elizabeth T. Thomas and Clay M. Grayson announce the opening of Grayson Thomas, LLC, located at 525 East Bay Street, Suite 202, Charleston SC 29403, mailing address, PO Box 20217, Charleston SC 29413. Carolyn A. Campbell and Jane C. Bouch have joined the firm as associates. 843.603.5888.
The Phipps Law Firm, LLC, is proud to announce that James Douglas Stanko and Rachel Kathleen Phipps have joined the firm as associates, located at 260 W. Coleman Blvd., Ste. A in Mount Pleasant. Both James and Rachel recently passed the South Carolina Bar Exam and have been sworn in as South Carolina Attorneys. Rachel plans to focus her practice on Family Law, Estate Planning, and Probate, and James plans to focus on Workers' Compensation and Criminal Defense. Telephone: (843)216-9797.
The Law Office of M. Brooks Derrick is pleased to announce that Lindsay Funderburk Johnson has joined the firm as an associate. Lindsay earned her Juris Doctor at Charleston School of Law where she served as Symposium Editor of the Federal Courts Law Review. She earned her Bachelors degree in Political Science from the Honors College of the College of Charleston.
Clawson an Staubes announces that Robert Brown, SC native and 2013 recipient of the Super Lawyers Rising Star award, will be joining the team in their Columbia office to focus on insurance defence and civil litigation. A picture is attached and you can read the full story here: http://clawsonandstaubes.com/super-lawyers-rising-star-joins-us-in-columbia/
Also, Ashlee Poplin, who began her career with the firm as a law clerk, will be joining the team in their Charlotte office. She is a recent graduate of Campbell University and will be focusing on insurance defense.
2014 Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Firm and Turner Padget Litigators
John S. Wilkerson of the Charleston office of Turner Padget was recently selected for inclusion in the seventh edition of Euromoney's Benchmark Litigation 2014. The firm was again named one of five "highly recommended" litigation firms in South Carolina. The guide's results are the culmination of a six-month research period that included extensive interviews with firm clients. John S. Wilkerson is responsible for the litigation team's strategic development and implementation. His practice includes insurance coverage and bad faith, employment, professional liability, drug and medical devices, and business and probate litigation. Wilkerson is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Jaclynn Goings Joins Turner Padget Law Firm
Jaclynn Bower Goings has joined the law firm of Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. and is based in the Charleston office. Ms. Goings is a member of the business transactions team and handles both transactional work and business and real estate litigation. Her practice focuses on commercial real estate, banking and corporate matters. She received her undergraduate degree from Wofford College graduating summa cum laude and her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Goings served as law clerk to the Honorable William P. Keesley of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of South Carolina. A South Carolina native, she practiced in both Charleston and Columbia before joining Turner Padget.
Duggan Law Firm, LLC announces that Christina Demos Wynn has joined the firm as an associate located at 44 Markfield Drive, Suite E, Charleston, SC 29407. 843.414.7730.
Jeff Tibbals Appointed Co-Chair of the ABA's Real Estate Litigation & Condemnation Committee
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that attorney Jeff Tibbals has been appointed as one of two Co-Chairs of the Real Estate Litigation & Condemnation Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation for the 2013-14 year.
Gordon D. Schreck, Senior Partner in the Charleston office of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP, has been appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor of Admiralty and Maritime Law at the Charleston School of Law for the academic year 2013-14.
David Santos Joins McNair Law Firm, P.A.
McNair Law Firm is pleased to announce that David Santos has joined its Charleston office as an associate. For more than seven years, David has assisted clients in various aspects of real estate transactions, both commercial and residential. His practice focuses on acquisitions and sales, financing, contracts and real property title disputes.
Buxton Legal Group, LLC is now Buxton & Collie, LLC
Buxton & Collie, LLC is pleased to announce that Brian M. Collie, Esquire, MBA, LLM has been promoted to partner within the firm. As a result, the firm name has changed to Buxton & Collie, Attorneys at Law.
Brian practices in the areas of corporate law, estate and tax planning, and real estate. Brian is a Summerville native who graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University in 2004. Brian later obtained an MBA from Clemson and provided consulting services for start-up companies while working at the Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Clemson. He also served as a compliance analyst and equities trader at Automated Trading Desk, a division of Citigroup, and was an associate with the law firm of Manaker, Cipolla and Associates before joining Buxton & Collie, LLC.
Joye Law Firm Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers and Benchmark Plaintiffs for Reputation as Personal Injury Litigators
South Carolina personal injury lawyers Mark Joye and Ken Harrell have been listed in 'The Best Lawyers in America 2014.' Benchmark Plaintiff granted Joye Law Firm 'Recommended' status and named Mark Joye a 'Local Litigation Star.
Five Barnwell Whaley Attorneys named to
2014 Best Lawyers of America list
Barnwell Whaley Member Attorney M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. named "Lawyer of the Year"
Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC is pleased to announce that five lawyers, M. Dawes Cooke, Jr, B.C. Killough, Randell C. Stoney, Jr., Ernest Lipscomb and William C. Helms, III have been named to the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. In addition, M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. was selected as 2014 "Lawyer of the Year" for Arbitration in the Charleston-SC area. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.
Barnwell Whaley Attorney M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. presented Worthy Adversary Award
by South Carolina Association for Justice at annual convention
Barnwell Whaley Member Attorney M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. was presented the Worthy Adversary Award by the South Carolina Association for Justice at the organization's annual convention the first week of August on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The award was presented "in recognition of your professionalism, honesty, ethical behavior and distinguished service to the legal profession."
Nine Nexsen Pruet Charleston Attorneys Named to the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers®
Charleston - Nexsen Pruet is proud to announce that nine attorneys based in its Charleston office have been named to the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America®. Attorneys Cherie Blackburn, Molly Hughes Cherry, Paul Dominick, Stephen Groves, David Hawkins, Marvin Infinger, Neil Robinson, Mary Shahid, Brad Waring, and received the designation from their peers.
In five categories, the firm has more attorneys listed than any other firm in Charleston.
- Top-Listed in Charleston, SC in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 2 attorneys.
- Top-Listed in Charleston, SC in Copyright Law with 1 attorney.
- Top-Listed in Charleston, SC in Economic Development Law with 1 attorney.
- Top-Listed in Charleston, SC in Labor Law - Management with 2 attorneys.
- Top-Listed in Charleston, SC in Litigation - Municipal with 1 attorney.
Mary Shahid Named "Lawyer of the Year" for 2014
Legal publication Best Lawyers in America® has named ten Nexsen Pruet attorneys to its "Lawyer of the Year" list for 2014. Among them is Mary
Shahid for Environmental Law in Charleston,
Kenny Gardner Named to Lawyers of Color "Hot List"
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that attorney Kenny Gardner has been named to the Lawyers of Color "Hot List" for 2013. The publication hosted a reception for the honorees who will be profiled in a special issue.
From Lawyers of Color:
Lawyers of Color (LOC) recently named 100 early- to mid-career minority attorneys under 40 from the Southern Region to its inaugural Hot List. The honorees were chosen through a two-pronged process. Our selection committee spent months reviewing nominations and researching bar publications and legal blogs in order to identify promising candidates. We accepted nominations from mentors, peers, and colleagues. We also made editorial picks based on our research of attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments or were active in legal pipeline initiatives.
Barnwell Whaley Attorney Craig Burgess
named General Counsel at South Carolina State
Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms congratulates attorney Craig Burgess on being named General Counsel to South Carolina State University. Mr. Burgess practiced law as special counsel at Barnwell Whaley for four years, primarily in the areas of premises liability, personal injury and governmental liability. At South Carolina State, Burgess will assist new President Tom Elzey. Burgess impressed President Elzey with his work for The Citadel, during Elzey's time as Executive Vice President there, and he asked Burgess to accompany him when he assumed the presidency at South Carolina State. "This is a great opportunity for Craig and for South Carolina State", said member attorney M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. "South Carolina State is facing many challenges, and I can't think of a better lawyer than Craig Burgess to help the college meet them them. We will miss Craig, but we couldn't be happier for him."
Barnwell Whaley Welcomes Jeffrey Bogdan as Associate Attorney
Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Jeffrey Bogdan as an associate attorney, practicing in the areas of civil litigation including medical malpractice, products liability, construction, general negligence, commercial lending, business disputes, employment law, and insurance coverage. Prior to coming to Barnwell Whaley, Jeff worked with the Hood Law Firm and clerked for the South Carolina Supreme Court.
Jeff earned his Juris Doctor at the Charleston School of Law, where he graduated Cum Laude and served as an Associate Student Works Editor of the Federal Courts Law Review. He earned his Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the College of Charleston as a National Merit Scholar, was awarded the Edward Zollinger Outstanding Senior Award and was a member and officer in Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
Barnwell Whaley attorneys Bill Killough and John Fletcher review South Carolina Trademark Law,
contribute to Practical Law Company online service
Charleston, S.C. - Barnwell Whaley registered patent attorney Bill Killough with associate John Fletcher recently contributed a thorough review of South Carolina Trademark and Unfair Competition Law for the Practical Law Company Intellectual Property & Technology practice area. The review may be viewed in whole online as a Practical Law Company subscriber and features information as to what statutes apply with regard to trademarks in South Carolina, what agencies oversee the issuance of said trademarks and service marks, as well as requirements for use and statutory bars to registration. Infringement cause of action and cause for dilution provisions are allowed in South Carolina and these are detailed as well, as well as information on anti-counterfeiting statutes, unfair competition and deceptive trade practices statutes, and significant trademark related claims in South. The entire South Carolina Trademark review may be viewed online at http://usld.practicallaw.com/
Bill Killough and Ernest Lipscomb to teach Patent Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law
Barnwell Whaley registered patent attorneys Bill Killough and Ernest "Lip" Lipscomb add an additional title to their resumes, that of Adjunct Professor, as the two team up to teach patent law at the University of South Carolina School of Law School this fall. "In speaking with the faculty and students at our state law school institutions, we discovered a need for courses in the highly regulated and complex area of patent law. We are excited to have this opportunity to teach at the University." commented Bill Killough of his fellow attorney and co-professor, Ernest B. "Lip" Lipscomb.
Established Law Firm Opens Columbia Office
Clawson & Staubes, LLC expands with 4th location
Clawson & Staubes, LLC is pleased to announce the opening of a Columbia office, as well as the association of J. Austin Hood, who will be Managing Member of the Columbia office. The office is conveniently located at 1612 Marion Street in the heart of downtown Columbia.
Established in 1975, Clawson & Staubes, LLC has grown from three attorneys and one office to 38 attorneys and four offices. With lawyers licensed in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia, the firm is able to effectively provide coverage in a broad geographic footprint.
The Hood Law Firm, LLC Announces The Addition of New Partners
have joined the firm's roster of senior attorneys.
MOLLY H. CRAIG ELECTED PRESIDENT OF
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEFENSE COUNSEL
Prestigious Legal Organization Taps Second Woman to Lead in its 93-Year History July 15, 2013 - CHICAGO, IL - At its Annual Meeting held at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui, Hawaii, the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) elected Molly H. Craig President for the 2013-2014 term. The IADC is an invitation-only professional association for corporate and insurance defense lawyers around the world. Mrs. Craig is the second woman to be elected President in the association's 93 year history.Mrs. Craig is a partner of The Hood Law firm, LLC, in Charleston, South Carolina. She focuses her practice on civil litigation and the defense of catastrophic product liability, professional liability, pharmaceutical and medical device, nursing home litigation, employment litigation and negligence matters throughout the United States. Mrs. Craig is ranked in the Chambers USA Guide and was recently invited to serve as a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Additionally, she is listed in Best Lawyers in America and in South Carolina Super Lawyers.
Wilson & Heyward LLC, located at 924 Folly Road, James Island, SC, is pleased to announce that Andrew L. Dinkelacker has joined the firm as an associate attorney.
McAngus Goudelock & Courie Included in 2014 "Best Law Firms" List
The law firm of McAngus Goudelock & Courie has been included in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" in 2014. The firm received seven Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in several metropolitan areas; the firm has also received nine Metropolitan Tier 2 rankings in several metropolitan areas.
McAngus Goudelock & Courie's Charleston office received Tier 1 rankings in:Litigation - ERISA and Litigation - Labor & Employment.
The firm received Tier 2 rankings in Employment Law - Individuals; Employment Law - Management; Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants; and Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Two MG&C Attorneys in the Charleston Office Selected for
2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®
Two attorneys from McAngus Goudelock & Courie's Charleston Office have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America®.
- Mark Davis in Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants and Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
- Amy Y. Jenkins in Employment Law - Individuals; Employment Law - Management; Litigation - ERISA; and Litigation - Labor and Employment
Duffy & Young is pleased to announce that Julie L. Moore has joined the firm as an associate. She has been in private practice in Charleston and has experience litigating matters in state and federal courts, including matters before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Ms. Moore graduated from the University of South Carolina and University of South Carolina School of Law, where she served on the editorial board of the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal. After law school, Ms. Moore clerked for Chief Judge John Few at the South Carolina Court of Appeals. She is a member of the Federal Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, South Carolina Women Lawyers Association and the Charleston County Bar Association. Ms. Moore currently serves as a member of the editorial board of the South Carolina Lawyer magazine, co-chair of the South Carolina Young Lawyers Division, Charleston Special Olympics Committee, and an adjunct professor at the Charleston School of Law.
John Price Law Firm is pleased to announce the relocation of its North Charleston office to 3045 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston 29418. The phone number remains (843) 552-6011. Also, Attorney David Murrell, formerly of The Murrell Law Firm, has joined the firm as an associate. Attorney Murrell will practice primarily in Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, Social Security, and Employment law.
Amy Gaffney, one of the founders of Gaffney Lewis and Edwards, LLC, was recently recognized by ALM, Incorporated and Fortune magazine as a top- rated lawyer in labor and employment law. Gaffney heads the firm's Isle of Palms office, which serves South Carolina lowcountry.
Ms. Gaffney was also recently recognized as Best Lawyers 2014 , 'Lawyer of the Year'- in the practice area of Employment- Individual.
The McGee Law Firm, William H. Jordan, and Martin Law Firm have merged their respective practices. Their attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience representing clients throughout South Carolina and allows the firm to practice in many different areas of law to include personal injury, family law, business litigation, business development, estate planning, criminal defense and real estate. Going forward, the firm name will be McGee Law Firm and will be located at the former Martin Law Firm office of 113 Wappoo Creek Drive, Charleston, South Carolina 29412. Telephone (843) 762-2121. Website http://www.mcgee-lawfirm.com/.
Joseph C. Good, III and Summer D. Eudy announce the opening of the Good Law Group LLC located at 82 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401, and that Joseph C. Good, Jr. has joined the firm of counsel.
J. Wyatt Wimberly announces the opening of his new law firm, The Law Office of J. Wyatt Wimberly, LLC. His practice will focus primarily in all areas of Family Law, and his contact information is as follows: Law Office of J. Wyatt Wimberly, LLC; 171 Church Street, Suite 160, Charleston, SC 29401, Tel. (843) 720-3722, Fax.: (843) 577-0460, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelbourne Law Firm is pleased to announce that E. Hope Lumpkin has joined the firm as an Associate. The firm is located at 131 East Richardson Avenue in Summerville. Ms. Lumpkin practices in the areas of general litigation, probate, and real estate.
Leanne M. Innet, Esquire, proudly announces the opening of the Law Office of Leanne M. Innet, LLC, which is a general practice focused on counseling and representing individuals and companies who seek or hold national security clearances. The Office is conveniently located with Riesen Law Firm, LLP, at 3660 West Montague Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29418. Telephone (843) 814-2928; (843) 760-2450. Website: http://www.innetlawoffice.com/
John T. Church announces the opening of John Church Attorney At Law, P.A., located at 749 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Suite C. Mount Pleasant SC 29464. John Church previously served as an assistant solicitor for the Ninth Judicial Circuit. The firm will primarily handle criminal, domestic, and personal injury matters. Contact: 843-654-9644 or email@example.com
Jennifer S. Smith announces the opening of Jennifer S. Smith, Esquire, P.C., located at 260 West Coleman Boulevard, Suite B, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Tel. (843) 856-1444; Fax. (866) 363-3201. Her practice focuses on all matters real estate.
Melanie Maes is pleased to announce the opening of Maes Law Firm, LLC, located at 207 East Third North Street in Summerville. The firm will handle primarily domestic and probate matters. firstname.lastname@example.org (843) 501-0602
Willson Jones Carter & Baxley, P.A. is pleased to announce that Tucker Cecil and Sarah G. J. Verstraten have joined the firm in the Charleston, SC office.
Tucker Cecil practices exclusively in the area of workers' compensation defense in the Charleston, SC office of Willson Jones Carter & Baxley, P.A. She graduated from the College of Charleston with a B.A. degree in 1987 and earned her J.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1991. Ms. Tucker was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1991 and has over twenty years of experience representing employers and insurance companies throughout the state in both State and Federal Court as well as before the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission. Ms. Tucker is also a Certified Workers' Compensation Mediator. She is a member of the South Carolina and Charleston County Bar Associations, the South Carolina Workers Compensation Educational Association, the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, the Edisto Open Land Trust, and the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS).
Sarah G. J. Verstraten graduated with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education, cum laude, from the College of Charleston in 2001 and earned her J.D., cum laude, from the Charleston School of Law in 2009. Prior to attending law school Sarah was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force where she served as a personnel and recruiting service officer and was awarded the Air Force Commendation and Achievement Medals as well as named Dover AFB Personnel Manager of the Year. Ms. Verstraten was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2009 and is a member of the South Carolina and Charleston County Bar Associations, the Tri-County Human Resource Management Association, the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, and the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Educational Association. She practices exclusively in the area of workers' compensation defense in the Charleston, SC office of Willson Jones Carter & Baxley, P.A.
Anastopoulo Law Firm LLC welcomes attorneys Roy T. Willey, IV, and Daniel J. Crooks, III, to the Firm's litigation department. The firm has offices located statewide with its North Charleston office at 2557 Ashley Phosphate Road. Tel. 843-614-8888.
Maria A. Neal Soleimani announces the opening of Neal Soleimani Law Firm, LLC located at 154 King St., 3rd Floor, Charleston, SC 29401. (843) 801-5483. http://www.nealsoleimanilaw.com/
The law firm of McAngus Goudelock & Courie is pleased to announce that attorney Amy Jenkins has been recognized in their fields by South Carolina Super Lawyers magazine. South Carolina Super Lawyers magazine recognizes South Carolina's top attorneys as chosen by their peers.
McNair's Victor Rawl Jr. Elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
McNair Law Firm, P.A. is pleased to announce that A. Victor "Vic" Rawl Jr., a shareholder in the Charleston office, has been elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (ABF).
Phillip Ferderigos, a member attorney of Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC, has recently attained his South Carolina Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification from the South Carolina Bar Association, joining William C. Helms, III, M. Dawes Cooke, Jr., B.C. Killough, Randell Stoney and Jay Jones in the firms' mediation practice.
Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP recently expanded its Real Estate Practice Group with the addition of Stephanie Hess, who joins the firm as an associate in the Charleston, S.C. office. Hess will focus her practice on commercial real estate development, creditors' rights, counseling lenders or developers in distressed real estate, and workouts and restructuring. Prior to joining Smith Moore Leatherwood, Hess represented national lenders in foreclosures, collections, bankruptcies, workouts and restructuring, and development and acquisitions. Hess received her bachelor's degree in International Affairs and Business from Florida State University in 2006 and her juris doctor from the Charleston School of Law in 2009.
Debra E. Stokes would like to announce her new location at the Bank of America Building, 200 Meeting Street, Suite 404. Telephone and email will remain the same.
Clawson and Staubes, LLC is pleased to announce that Elizabeth A. Blackwell has joined the firm as an Associate in the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Charleston office located at 126 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 200, Charleston, SC 29492 (843 577-2026. Ms. Blackwell practices in the areas of commercial law, bankruptcy, foreclosure, lender liability, and commercial litigation.
Hall Booth Smith is proud to welcome Elizabeth Freeman as a new associate in the Charleston office. Originally from Greenville, SC, Ms. Freeman attended The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where she earned a B.A. in Political Science. During undergraduate school, she interned in the Scottish Parliament for the former Minister of Finance. She received her J.D. from the Charleston School of Law in 2009. While in law school, Ms. Freeman served as the Articles Editor for Federal Courts Law Review and as the Development Editor for MALABU, the Maritime Law Bulletin.
Ms. Freeman has been working in the legal industry in the Lowcountry since 2005. She served as law clerk to the Honorable Steven H. John while he was Chief Administrative Judge for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of South Carolina and as an intern to the Honorable David C. Norton in United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. Prior to joining HBS, Ms. Freeman practiced in commercial and business litigation, corporate formation, and estate planning.
Richardson Plowden attorney Drew Hamilton Butler has relocated from the Columbia office to the Firm's new Charleston office at 40 Calhoun Street, Suite 220. Richardson Plowden opened its Charleston office in November 2012. Butler, who is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, will continue to focus his practice on corporate defense litigation, insurance defense litigation, construction litigation, products liability defense, premises liability defense, and personal injury litigation.
Audrey R. Brown announces the opening of the A.R. Brown Law Firm, LLC, located at 1327 Ashley River Road, Building C, Suite 100, Charleston, South Carolina 29407. Tel. (843) 259-2195. Fax (877) 591-9503. E-mail email@example.com. Miss Brown's practice focuses on family law (including private Guardian ad Litem work and DSS defense), estate planning, and estate probate.
Richardson Plowden & Robinson, P.A. is pleased to announce the opening of its third office, located in Charleston, SC. With the opening of the 40 Calhoun Street location in Charleston, Richardson Plowden welcomes attorneys James H. Elliott, Jr. and Samia H. "Sam" Nettles to the Firm.The firm began operating out of Suite 220 within the Calhoun Street office complex on November 1. The 3,200 square-feet office space is conveniently located at the corner of Calhoun and East Bay Streets in downtown Charleston, allowing for easy access from Interstate 26. Convenient parking is available for clients, visitors and employees in the parking garage next door. The main office phone number is 843.805.6550.
Elliott focuses his practice in professional liability, construction law, products liability, and general civil litigation. Nettles focuses her practice in general litigation, construction law, land use, appellate law, historic preservation law, homeowners' associations, personal injury, and insurance defense.
David R Beatson announces the opening of his business, Charleston Paralegal Service. A full service paralegal resource, including filing, research, document preparation, trial preparation, and document Analysis. They also can build, maintain and update your firms website. Visit http://www.charlestonparalegalservice.com/ for more information or email David at firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: 843-740-1111.
Retired (Pennsylvania)Attorney looking for contract work:
Has over 25 years of legal experience in a variety of civil matters including health care, ERISA, real estate, contracts, construction, insurance and corporate law in state and federal courts.
Although I am looking for permanent work as a paralegal or in-house counsel, I would like to help you in overload situations, either as a contract attorney or paralegal. Please call me at your earliest convenience at 843-821-5056 or e-mail me at email@example.com.
John F. "Joe" Perry
(Not licensed in SC)
Ryan Phillips, principal attorney of the Law Office of T. Ryan Phillips, LLC, is available to assume responsibility for your appointed criminal (including juvenile) cases, as well as your appointed PCR cases in Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester Counties in consideration of a one-time payment of $750 per case. Contact information: Phone: 843-720-3726, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Church, of John Church Attorney At Law, P.A. will agree to be substituted as Counsel on your appointed criminal cases for a fee of eight hundred dollars ($800). This includes PCR's, juveniles, and probation violations in Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties. Contact 843-654-9644
Brian T. Warden
will handle your DSS Appointments for a one-time fee $250.00 per case.
N. Elliott Barnwell will agree to be substituted as Counsel pursuant to South Carolina Appellate Court Rule 608 (h) (2) for appointed PCR, Criminal, Juvenile or Probation Violation cases in Charleston, Berkeley or Dorchester Counties upon payment of a fee of One Thousand ($1,000.00) Dollars. Please call (843) 556-4180 if interested.
Ellen H. Babb of the Babb Law Firm will accept your DSS appointments for the life of the case for $825.00 (Charleston County). Call her today and set yourself free. Tel. 406-7737.
The Roxon Law Office is available to handle your DSS appointments for reasonable hourly fees/per hearing/per case. Tel. 853-0845 to eliminate spending hours waiting outside Family Court.
LAW OFFICE FOR RENT in established law firm, 720 St. Andrews Boulevard. Includes: one furnished office, use of receptionist, waiting room, conference room, kitchen, telephone, all utilities, fax, copier, internet and one off-street parking place for lawyer and client parking. $1,250.00 per month; available February 1, 2014. Please contact Stephen Schachte (843) 722-7773.
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
One Carriage Ln- Bldg H- Ste 201
1,000 SF +/-
$1,000/mo. + electric & janitorial
call Harris @ SREA
Office Space for Rent at 1455 Remount Road, Suite J, North Charleston 29406. Great location!!! Less than one mile from I-26 and I-526. 15 minutes to downtown Charleston, 20 minutes to Demingway Courthouse in Summerville and about 35 minutes to Berkeley Courthouse on California Ave. Office shared with up to two other attorney's. Large to medium size private office, two conference rooms, kitchen, free parking. Rent: $550 plus utilities. (Tel): 843-901-3531
Office space available at 764 St. Andrews Blvd. Minutes from downtown, easy access to Sam Rittenberg Blvd. (Hwy 7), Savannah Hwy (US 17), and I-26 (via Cosgrove Ave.). Conference/meeting room, high-speed Internet access. Contact Renee! C. Newman (email@example.com) or Shirrese B. Brockington (firstname.lastname@example.org), (843) 571-5000.
Office sharing space available - Faber Place Office Park, North Charleston
- o Class A, full service space - ample parking, utilities, nightly janitorial
- o Located near airport - easy access to I-526 - between Leeds Ave & Dorchester Road
- o 2 offices approx. 11'X11' plus 2 furnished staff cubicles
- o 2 conference rooms - large conference room perfect for depositions
- o Amenities include large well-appointed waiting room, fully equipped break room and IT room with copier/fax/scanner, postage meter, high speed internet, locked supply storage.
- o VoIP telephone system - can be customized
- o Share space with very active Social Security disability practice - potential source of clients for family court, consumer bankruptcy, or probate practice.
For more information, please call Rob Wendt 843-723-6555 or email email@example.com
BILINGUAL LEGAL INTERPRETING
The following five graduates of the MA Program in Bilingual Legal Interpreting at the Graduate School of the College of Charleston hold Master of Arts degrees in Bilingual Legal Interpreting and are court certified. They are currently interpreting in legal, medical, and community settings throughout the state. If at any time you have need of a qualified Spanish/English interpreter, please do not hesitate to call any of the following individuals:
Pamela Booth 843-737-5205 firstname.lastname@example.org
Candra Allen 843-214-5000 email@example.com
Luna Gainer 843-270-5588 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cyndy Hernandez 843-327-5566 email@example.com
Catherine Jones843-763-8893 firstname.lastname@example.org
Claudia Moran 843-343-9754 email@example.com
THE LAWYERS' EPIDEMIC:
DEPRESSION, SUICIDE, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
C. Stuart Mauney
Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.
In a period of 18 months, six lawyers committed suicide in South Carolina. In late 2008, a student at the Charleston (SC) School of Law committed suicide. Around that same time, a student at the USC School of Law died of alcohol poisoning. Recent studies show that lawyers are three times as likely to suffer from depression as other professions. The rate of substance abuse among lawyers is twice that of the general population.
The South Carolina Bar formed the HELP Task Force to shine a bright light on these problems. It is my privilege to serve as Chair of HELP, whose mission is to raise awareness and promote prevention of substance abuse, mental illness, and suicide within the legal profession. The Bar's Lawyers Helping Lawyers program provides confidential services for lawyers who suffer from substance abuse and mental illness. HELP complements the work of LHL by educating lawyers, law firms, law students, and judges about the services available through LHL. HELP also promotes a better understanding of mental health issues in the legal profession.
A study by Johns Hopkins University found that among more than 100 occupations studied, lawyers were most likely to suffer from depression and were 3.6 times more likely than average to do so. A quality of life survey by the North Carolina Bar revealed that almost 26% of respondents exhibited symptoms of clinical depression, and almost 12% said they contemplated suicide at least once a month. The North Carolina study was prompted in part by the suicides of 8 Mecklenburg County lawyers in a seven-year period.
10% of Americans, more than 19 million people, suffer from depression every year. More Americans suffer from clinical depression than heart disease and cancer. Effective treatment is available for 90% of those with a depressive illness.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among attorneys, after cancer and heart disease. The rate of death by suicide for lawyers is nearly six times the suicide rate for the general population. Suicide can be prevented. While some suicides occur without any outward warning, most do not. We can prevent suicide among lawyers by learning to recognize the signs of someone at risk, taking those signs seriously, and knowing how to respond to them.
The National Institute on Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse estimates that 10% of the U.S. population is alcoholic or chemically dependent. In the legal profession, the abuse may be as high as 20%. Alcoholism is a factor in 30% of all completed suicides. Reports from lawyer assistance programs indicate that 50%-75% of lawyer discipline cases nationwide involve chemical dependency.
Whether you are the husband, wife, employee, judge, law student, law partner, law firm associate, friend, or colleague of a person challenged by depression or substance abuse, your understanding of the nature of the problem can play a vital part in helping that individual to achieve and maintain recovery. Please remember that there is hope, and there is help. You are not alone.
Call the Lawyers Helping Lawyers toll-free helpline at 866-545-9590 or LifeFocus Counseling Services toll-free at 866-726-5252 to be referred to a counselor in your area.
JURY CHARGES REMINDER
The Charleston County Bar Association reminds everyonethat jury charges for use in Common Pleas and General Sessions Court have been added to our website. These jury charges come from the "Judge's Benchbook for Civil and Criminal Jury Charges".To access,click on our website, http://www.charlestonlaw.org/, and then on"Jury Charges" on the right side of the page. You are able to download charges and print whatever is applicable to your case. Please note the disclaimer that the charges are merely suggestions and are neither sanctioned nor approved by the South Carolina Supreme Court.
Elder Supportline is the City of Charleston Police Department's elder advocacy program. They handle a variety of cases, but specialize in those pertaining to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Elder Supportline clients generally are 60 years of age and older, but in some cases are younger vulnerable adults. Elder Supportline is open to assist in whatever way possible with your older clients facing serious vulnerable crossroads. Elder Supportline also needs your help! In the process of helping senior citizens locally, the Elder Supportline office finds a constant need for guardian ad litems, assistance in probate matters, and attorneys who can help with wills, powers of attorney, living trusts, conservatorships, and guardianships, as well as basic legal matters. Many of these families are able to pay for such services, but there is also a significant group who are indigent. If you would like to help Elder Supportline with these matters and be added to their list of referral sources, please contact:
Elder Supportline Coordinator and Senior Advocate
Charleston Police Department
180 Lockwood Boulevard
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com