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Turner Padget Earns National Recognition as Leading Law Firm in Chambers USA

May 03, 2018

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. is pleased to announce the firm's national recognition in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA, a highly regarded legal directory, featuring client-led intelligence on America’s leading lawyers for business. Turner Padget was honored among South Carolina law firms in the practice area of:  Litigation – General Commercial.

In addition, six of the firm’s shareholders are ranked as leading practitioners in their respective fields. The complete Chambers USA guide is available today at http://www.chambersandpartners.com/USA.

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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 Earns National Recognition in Chambers USA

May 26, 2017

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. is pleased to announce the firm's national recognition in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA, a highly regarded legal directory, featuring client-led intelligence on America’s leading lawyers for business. Turner Padget was honored among South Carolina law firms in two practice areas: Labor & Employment and Litigation – General Commercial.

In addition, seven of the firm’s shareholders are ranked as leading practitioners in their respective fields. The complete Chambers USA guide is available today at http://www.chambersandpartners.com/USA

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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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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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Turner Padget Earns National Recognition for Employment and Litigation Practices

May 31, 2016

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. is pleased to announce the firm's national recognition in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA, a highly regarded legal directory, featuring client-led intelligence on America’s leading lawyers for business. Turner Padget was honored among South Carolina law firms in two practice areas: Labor & Employment and Litigation – General Commercial. In the latter category, the firm rose one band over its 2015 ranking, reflecting Turner Padget's increased depth in complex and diverse litigation matters. 

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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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“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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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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Turner Padget Earns National Recognition for Three Practices

May 20, 2015

Seven Shareholders Also Recognized as Leaders in Their Field

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. is pleased to announce that the firm has earned national recognition in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, a highly-regarded legal directory, featuring client-led intelligence on America’s leading lawyers for business. Turner Padget received the top rankings among South Carolina law firms in three practice areas: Labor and Employment, Litigation -- General Commercial and Real Estate. In addition, seven of the firm’s shareholders are ranked as leading practitioners in their respective fields. The complete 2015 guide of Chambers USA is available today at  http://www.chambersandpartners.com/USA. 

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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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2015 Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Firm and Turner Padget Litigators

Dec 09, 2014

Turner Padget is proud to announce that eight attorneys were selected for inclusion in the latest edition of Benchmark Litigation. The firm also was honored to be named to their list of “highly recommended” litigation firms in South Carolina. The guide’s results are the culmination of a six-month research period that includes extensive interviews with firm clients.

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Chambers USA Releases Turner Padget 2014 Rankings

May 23, 2014
Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. is pleased to announce the inclusion of the firm and six of its attorneys in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America‚Äôs Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm was recognized for its Commercial Litigation and Employment practices. The six attorneys who were included in Chambers USA are: Franklin G. Shuler, Labor & Employment; Reginald W. Belcher, Labor & Employment; J. Kenneth Carter, Commercial Litigation; Lanneau W. Lambert, Jr., Real Estate; John S. Wilkerson, Commercial Litigation; and O. Allen Jeffcoat, Real Estate. More