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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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Turner Padget Opens Augusta Office

May 09, 2017

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. is pleased to announce the opening of its sixth office in Augusta, Georgia. Turner Padget has been serving South Carolina for nearly 90 years and is excited to expand its service area into Georgia. The firm has a history of offering clients efficient solutions in the modern marketplace and is always striving to provide practical, actionable advice.

“Turner Padget recognizes the tremendous growth in Augusta, as well as the increasing significance of the CSRA as part of the Southeastern regional economy,” said Bettis C. Rainsford, Jr., attorney in the Augusta and Columbia offices.” With the addition of an Augusta office, we are excited to be a small part of that growth and to be better positioned to represent our clients on either side of the Savannah River.”

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Turner Padget Launches “Palmetto Propeller,” Invests $1 Million in S.C. Businesses

Apr 27, 2017

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. is pleased to announce the Palmetto Propeller initiative designed to help South Carolina start-up and small businesses achieve success by providing needed legal services at no cost. For nearly 90 years, Turner Padget has been serving small businesses in South Carolina, and has been a small business itself. Their lawyers know South Carolina business, and, as a full service law firm, they know how to meet small business needs with practical, straightforward advice and strategies to propel businesses forward.

“At Turner Padget, we are strong supporters of the small business community,” said R. Wayne Byrd, chief executive officer of Turner Padget. “The Palmetto Propeller project is our way of helping start-ups and small businesses and thanking them for all they do for our state, our firm, and our communities. Turner Padget has committed $1,000,000 in free legal services over five years for this project to help companies capitalize on their entrepreneurial spirit and expand.”

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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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“TPGL Honored by Central Carolina Community Foundation for Ongoing Philanthropic Commitment”

May 10, 2016

In articles published on May 4, 2016, Turner Padget is highlighted for its recognition by the Central Carolina Community Foundation (CCCF) for the firm’s ongoing contribution to Columbia-based nonprofit organizations and philanthropic efforts. Ebony Perkins, donor relations manager of CCCF, presented Turner Padget CEO Wayne Byrd with a gift commemorating the firm’s ongoing sponsorship to the organization. Turner Padget’s financial contributions have helped CCCF facilitate grants to support charitable projects in and around the 11 counties of the Midlands. You may access the full article here.

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Turner Padget Honored By Central Carolina Community Foundation For Ongoing Philanthropic Commitment

May 05, 2016

Turner Padget was recognized by Central Carolina Community Foundation (CCCF) for its ongoing contribution to Columbia-based nonprofit organizations and philanthropic efforts. Ebony Perkins, donor relations manager of CCCF, presented Turner Padget with a picture by artist Laurie McIntosh. Chief executive officer R. Wayne Byrd accepted the gift on the firm’s behalf. Turner Padget of counsel Catherine H. Kennedy serves on the organization's board of directors.

Turner Padget has been an active sponsor of the Central Carolina Community Foundation for three years. The firm’s financial contributions have helped the organization facilitate grants to support charitable organizations in and around the 11 counties of the Midlands.

Central Carolina Community Foundation was founded in 1984 and is a nonprofit organization that links charitable people and businesses with areas of need in the Midlands. The Foundation receives gifts and bequests from individuals, families, businesses and organizations. Its mission is to promote, facilitate and increase philanthropy to create a sustainable impact within our community through responsible giving.

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“Lawyers on the Move,” South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

Mar 31, 2016

In an article published on March 29, 2016, Turner Padget announces that R. Wayne Byrd will be inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame for his post-graduate achievements. For the full article, you may click here.

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“Wayne Byrd to be inducted into National Football Foundation Hall of Fame,” LowcountryBizSC

Mar 31, 2016

In an article published on March 28, 2016, Turner Padget announces that R. Wayne Byrd will be inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame for his post-graduate achievements. The article discusses Byrd’s football career, and how the skills he acquired while playing football has helped his law practice. “From my football career in the Southeastern Conference and the great Coach Vince Dooley, I learned valuable leadership skills and perseverance – perspective and lessons that I can apply every day in my service to clients and as a law firm leader,” says Byrd. For the full article, you may click here.

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Turner Padget’s Wayne Byrd To Be Inducted Into National Football Foundation Hall Of Fame

Mar 25, 2016

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. is pleased to announce that chief executive officer and shareholder R. Wayne Byrd will be inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame for his post-graduate achievements. Byrd will be honored at the annual awards dinner for the University of Georgia arm of the organization on April 18 in Athens. 

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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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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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Turner Padget’s New Executive Committee Takes the Helm

Feb 11, 2015
Myrtle Beach, S.C., Feb. 11, 2015 – Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. is pleased to announce the election of the firm’s new Executive Committee. The South Carolina law firm will now be led by Myrtle Beach-based chief executive officer R. Wayne Byrd, and rounding out the four-member committee are R. Hawthorne “Thorne” Barrett, J. Kenneth “Ken” Carter, Jr. and Lanneau “Lanny” Wm. Lambert, Jr., all from Turner Padget’s Columbia office. More  

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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