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:
Richard S. Dukes - Personal Injury - Products: Defense
John S. Wilkerson - Insurance Coverage
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
J. René Josey - Business Litigation
R. Wayne Byrd - Business/Corp
The Turner Padget attorneys named as Rising Stars are:
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
Bettis C. Rainsford, Jr. - Personal Injury - Products: Defense
C. Pierce Campbell - Business Litigation
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.
Turner Padget announces that Kristen N. Nichols and Nickisha M. Woodward have been selected as participants of the South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy for 2017. This highly selective program is designed to equip emerging leaders with networking opportunities, professionalism training, community awareness and other skills necessary to give back to the profession and position themselves as community influencers.
On February 15, 2016 Flowertown Elementary School hosted a panel of speakers as part of the School Improvement Council's Career Readiness Initiative. The panelists spoke to 4th and 5th graders about their chosen careers and took questions from the students. Turner Padget's Nickisha Woodward shared her experiences as an attorney, her love for History in school and the importance of reading and writing in her career as a lawyer. Other careers highlighted at the panel included a computer systems engineer, a news anchor, a retired Air Force Major, a Harbor Pilot, a hotel general manger, an architect, an Art Therapist, an interior designer, and the owner of an Arts Academy.The Career Readiness Initiative is a project to highlight a wide variety of careers to young students to expose them to different career opportunities where they can build on their talents, skills, and passions. The Initiative includes Career Spotlight videos played on The Morning Show to all students as well as the Career Panel. Ms. Woodward shared a video as well. The School Improvement Council (SIC) serves as an advisory committee to the school's principal and faculty. Turner Padget attorney, Ashley Heslop is currently serving as Chairperson and has been a member since 2011.
On June 30, 2015, the Charleston Post and Courier published the news of Elizabeth Blackwell and Nickisha Woodward’s arrival to the firm. Blackwell and Woodward have joined as Charleston-based associates, and this brings the number of new hires by Turner Padget since January to six lawyers, supporting the firm’s strategic commitment to building its South Carolina offices.
In an article published in SCnow.com on June 22, 2015, Turner Padget announced the continued expansion of its litigation practice with the addition of three attorneys. Ian McVey joins as a Columbia-based of counsel, and Elizabeth Blackwell and Nickisha Woodward as Charleston-based associates. These attorneys bring the number of new hires since January to six lawyers, supporting the firm’s strategic commitment to building its South Carolina offices.
Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. announces the continued expansion of its litigation practice with the addition of three attorneys. Ian McVey joins as a Columbia-based of counsel, and Elizabeth Blackwell and Nickisha Woodward as Charleston-based associates. These attorneys bring the number of new hires since January to six lawyers, supporting the firm’s strategic commitment to building its South Carolina offices.
“Ian, Elizabeth and Nickisha are talented and respected litigators in South Carolina, and we are pleased to add them to our growing team,” said R. Wayne Byrd, chief executive officer of Turner Padget. “They are an integral part of the additions that we have already announced this year, as we continue to respond to growing needs from clients for strategic litigation counsel.”