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17 Turner Padget Attorneys Included Among South Carolina Super Lawyers For 2018

Apr 30, 2018

Turner Padget is pleased to announce that 17 of its attorneys have been recognized by South Carolina Super Lawyers for 2018. Ten attorneys from across the firm are included among the annual list of leading lawyers, and an additional seven attorneys have been named as Rising Stars by the publication. Super Lawyers creates a diverse listing of outstanding attorneys who are honored for their professional achievements. Only five percent of lawyers in South Carolina are named as Super Lawyers, and no more than two-and-a-half percent are selected as Rising Stars. The complete list is available today at www.superlawyers.com.

The Turner Padget attorneys named among South Carolina Super Lawyers for 2018 are:

Charleston

Richard S. Dukes - Personal Injury - Products: Defense

John S. Wilkerson - Insurance Coverage

Columbia

Reginald W. Belcher - Employment and Labor

J. Kenneth Carter, Jr. - Personal Injury - Products: Defense

Catherine H. Kennedy - Estates and Probate

Lanneau Wm. Lambert, Jr. - Real Estate

Thomas C. Salane - Insurance Coverage

Franklin G. Shuler, Jr. - Employment and Labor

Florence

J. René Josey - Business Litigation

Myrtle Beach

R. Wayne Byrd - Business/Corp

The Turner Padget attorneys named as Rising Stars are:

Charleston

Elizabeth A. Blackwell - Creditor Debtor Rights

Brian J. Kern - Civil Litigation: Defense

Kristen N. Nichols - Creditor Debtor Rights

Nickisha M. Woodward - Personal Injury - General: Defense

Columbia

Bettis C. Rainsford, Jr. - Personal Injury - Products: Defense

Florence

C. Pierce Campbell - Business Litigation

Myrtle Beach

Audra M. Byrd - Civil Litigation: Defense

Every year, Super Lawyers selects attorneys from all firm sizes and over 70 practice areas throughout the U.S. Each candidate undergoes a multiphase selection process where they are evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers can be found online at www.superlawyers.com, where lawyers can be searched by practice area and location.

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26 Turner Padget Lawyers Named Among Best Lawyers in America

Aug 15, 2017

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. announces that 26 of its attorneys have been included among Best Lawyers in America for 2018. As one of the oldest and most distinguished legal directories, Best Lawyers conducts peer-review surveys to compile its annual list of top attorneys across several practice areas. The 2018 edition of the publication is available today at www.bestlawyers.com.

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Turner Padget Shareholder Elected President Of The South Carolina Bar Foundation

Jun 26, 2017

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. is pleased to announce that Florence-based shareholder J. René Josey has been elected to serve as President of the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Bar Foundation for the 2018 fiscal year.

Josey is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation team, and has been named as a South Carolina Super Lawyer in the area of Business Litigation and to the list of Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Appellate Law, White Collar and Non-White Collar Crime. He was recently awarded the “Lawyer of the Year” by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly for leadership in law for 2017.

The Bar Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the South Carolina Bar. Its mission is to advance justice by improving access to the justice system, especially for those unable to afford civil legal services, and through public education and accountability.

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17 Turner Padget Attorneys Included Among South Carolina Super Lawyers For 2017

Apr 26, 2017

Turner Padget is pleased to announce that 17 of its attorneys have been recognized by South Carolina Super Lawyers for 2017. Ten attorneys from across the firm are included among the annual list of leading lawyers, and an additional seven attorneys have been named as Rising Stars by the publication. Super Lawyers creates a diverse listing of outstanding attorneys who are honored for their professional achievements. Only five percent of lawyers in South Carolina are named as Super Lawyers, and no more than two-and-a-half percent are selected as Rising Stars. The complete list is available today at www.superlawyers.com

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“Turner Padget Attorney Named Among Statewide Leaders in the Law,” Midlandsbiz SC

Mar 09, 2017

In an article published on March 8, 2017 by Midlandsbiz SC, the news of J. René Josey’s recognition by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly for its 2017 Leadership in Law award is mentioned. The article details that this award profiles individuals whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in the community, has made a positive impact on the state. It goes on to explain Josey’s involvement in the community, stating that he is “president-elect of the South Carolina Bar Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the South Carolina Bar.” For the full article, you may click here

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Turner Padget Attorney Named Among Statewide Leaders In The Law

Feb 02, 2017

Turner Padget is pleased to announce that its Florence office managing shareholder, J. René Josey, has been chosen as an honoree by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly for its 2017 Leadership in Law award. The recognition profiles individuals whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in the community, has made a positive impact on the state. Josey will be recognized at an awards dinner on March 24 at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C.

In addition to leading Turner Padget's Florence office, Josey is a member of the Business Litigation team. He counsels clients in a wide range of civil and criminal trial and appellate litigation. In addition to the private practice of law, Josey has served as an adjunct faculty member for the University of South Carolina School of Law.

An active member of the community, Josey has served in his church as well as numerous charitable and volunteer organizations, including the Masterworks Choir and Central United Methodist Church. Josey is also president-elect of the South Carolina Bar Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the South Carolina Bar.

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20 Turner Padget Lawyers Named Among Best Lawyers in America

Aug 16, 2016

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. announces that 20 of its attorneys have been included among Best Lawyers in America for 2017. As one of the oldest and most distinguished legal directories, Best Lawyers conducts peer-review surveys to compile its annual list of top attorneys across several practice areas. The 2017 edition of the publication is available today at www.bestlawyers.com.

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“Law360 Names Attorneys Who Moved Up the Firm Ranks in Q1,” Law360

Apr 27, 2016

In an article published on April 22, 2016 by Law360, several of the firm’s attorneys are mentioned for their appointments to leadership roles across the firm in the first quarter. Hawthorne “Thorne” Barrett is mentioned for his appointment as Columbia office managing shareholder; Eric K. Englebardt for his appointment as Greenville office managing shareholder; Rene Josey for his appointment as Florence office managing shareholder; and Jimmy C. (Jim) Powell, Jr. for his appointment as Myrtle Beach office managing shareholder. C. Pierce Campbell is mentioned for his leadership of the Business Litigation practice group; Michael C. Chase for his leadership of the Workers’ Compensation practice group; Nicholas William Gladd for his leadership of the Product Liability practice group; Arthur E. Justice, Jr. for his leadership of the Professional Liability/Employment practice group; Michael G. Roberts for his leadership of the Business Transactions practice group; and John S. Wilkerson for his leadership of the Insurance Litigation practice group. Audra M. Byrd is mentioned for her elevation as a shareholder of the firm earlier this year. Law360 subscribers may view the full article here.

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19 Turner Padget Attorneys Included Among South Carolina Super Lawyers For 2016

Apr 25, 2016

Turner Padget is pleased to announce that 19 of its attorneys have been recognized by South Carolina Super Lawyers for 2016. Ten attorneys from across the firm are included among the annual list of leading lawyers, and an additional nine attorneys have been named as Rising Stars by the publication. Super Lawyers creates a diverse listing of outstanding attorneys who are honored for their professional achievements. Only five percent of lawyers in South Carolina are named as Super Lawyers, and no more than two-and-a-half percent are selected as Rising Stars. The complete list is available today at www.superlawyers.com

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“Local Attorneys Named to Firm Management,” Florence News Journal

Feb 11, 2016

In an article published by the Florence News Journal on Feb. 3, 2016, J. René Josey, C. Pierce Campbell and Arthur E. Justice Jr. were mentioned for being appointed to leadership positions in the firm. “By empowering these leaders to make day-to-day decisions for their offices and practices, our Executive Committee is able to focus on implementing our strategic plan, recruit lateral talent across South Carolina and focus on larger initiatives that will benefit the future of our firm,” said R. Wayne Byrd. Josey has been appointed as office managing shareholder for the firm’s Florence office, Campbell has been appointed as practice group leader of the Business Litigation practice and Justice has been appointed as practice group leader of the Professional Liability/Employment practice. For the full article, you may click here.

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“Lawyers on the Move,” South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

Jan 26, 2016

In an article published by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly on Jan. 20, 2016, Turner Padget announces leadership appointments for 2016. Managing partners in the firm’s statewide offices are R. Hawthorne Barrett, Columbia; Eric K. Englebardt, Greenville; J. René Josey, Florence; Jimmy C. Powell Jr., Myrtle Beach; and Shawn R. Willis, Charleston. New practice group leaders are C. Pierce Campbell, business litigation; Michael E. Chase, workers’ compensation; Nicholas William Gladd, product liability; Arthur E. Justice Jr., professional liability/employment; Michael G. Roberts, business transactions; and John S. Wilkerson, insurance litigation. For the full article, you may click here.

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“Turner Padget Appoints Office Managing Shareholders and Practice Group Leaders Across the Firm”

Jan 21, 2016

In an article published by Midlandsbiz, Lowcountrybizsc and Upstatebizsc on Jan. 20, 2016, Turner Padget announces firmwide leadership appointments for 2016. The firm’s Executive Committee has named office managing shareholders and practice group leaders as part of its efforts to align operations with the firm’s strategic plan. “By empowering these leaders to make day-to-day decisions for their offices and practices, our Executive Committee is able to focus on implementing our strategic plan, recruit lateral talent across South Carolina and focus on larger initiatives that will benefit the future of our firm,” said R. Wayne Byrd. “We are grateful to these attorneys for their continuous commitment to the firm. All of them balance their client work with leadership in our profession and in our local communities, and now they add these great responsibilities. We are humbled by their dedication.” For the list of shareholders appointed to leadership roles, and to view the full article, you may click here.

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“J. Rene Josey Elected Secretary-Treasurer of Board of Directors,” LowcountrybizSC

Oct 07, 2015

In an article published on Sept. 22, 2015, Turner Padget announces J. René Josey’s election as Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Bar Foundation. In this position, Josey will serve as chairman of the Foundation’s finance committee. The article details his successful work and accomplishments in the legal field, such as being named a South Carolina Super Lawyer and being included on the list of Best Lawyers in America.  

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Josey Elected Secretary-Treasurer of Board of Directors of the South Carolina Bar Foundation

Sep 22, 2015

Turner Padget announces that Florence-based shareholder J. René Josey has been elected to serve as Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Bar Foundation. In this position, Josey will serve as chairman of the Foundation’s finance committee. 

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“Feds Investigate Friend of Charleston Shooting Suspect,” Associated Press

Sep 18, 2015

In an article posted by the Associated Press on Sept. 17, 2015, Rene Josey provides his legal perspective in the investigation of the Charleston, S.C. church massacre.

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20 Turner Padget Lawyers Named Among Best Lawyers in America

Aug 17, 2015

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. announces that 20 of its attorneys have been included among Best Lawyers in America for 2016. In addition, four attorneys earned the additional distinction as Lawyers of the Year by the publication. 

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25 Turner Padget Attorneys Selected Among South Carolina Super Lawyers for 2015

May 01, 2015

Turner Padget is pleased to announce that 15 of its attorneys have been included among South Carolina Super Lawyers for 2015, and an additional 10 attorneys have been recognized as Rising Stars by the publication. Only five percent of lawyers in the state are named as Super Lawyers, and no more than two-and-a-half percent are honored as Rising Stars, which include attorneys who are 40 years old or younger or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

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René Josey Elected to ABOTA

Oct 20, 2014

The firm of Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. proudly announces that J. Rene Josey has been approved for membership by the National Board of Directors of the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”).

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Josey Elected to Serve on Board of Directors of the South Carolina Bar Foundation

Oct 14, 2014

Turner Padget is pleased to announce that J. Rene Josey, a shareholder in our Florence office and a member of the Business Litigation team, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Bar Foundation effective September 18, 2014.

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Josey Selected to Serve on Commission on Continuing Legal Education

May 14, 2014
Turner Padget is pleased to announce that J. RenĂ© Josey, a shareholder in our Florence office, has been appointed by the Supreme Court of South Carolina to serve on the Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. More  

Turner Padget Hosts Seminar for Association of Corporate Counsel, South Carolina Chapter

May 31, 2012
On May 24, 2012, Turner Padget hosted a seminar for the South Carolina chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel in our Columbia office. More