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Mar 13, 2018

A Thoughtful, Delicate Approach to Estate Planning in the Palmetto State

Feb 09, 2018

“South Carolina’s Turner Padget Expands Into Augusta,” Daily Report

In an article published on February 8, 2018, the Daily Report profiled Turner Padget’s additions from Augusta law firm Warlick, Stebbins, Murray & Chew. Turner Padget welcomed William Warlick, Charles Stebbins III, James “Jeb” Murray, William Chew and Jennifer Kerr, effective February 1. The move continues to expand the firm’s presence in Georgia and meet client needs in the region. Subscribers to the Daily Report may read the article here.

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Jan 29, 2018

Turner Padget Expands Georgia Practice With Five Seasoned Lawyers in Augusta

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. announces that all five attorneys previously associated with Augusta, Ga., law firm Warlick, Stebbins, Murray, & Chew, LLP, have joined Turner Padget effective February 1. Turner Padget is now expanding its presence in the Central Savannah River Area after opening its sixth office in Augusta last May. With today’s additions, Turner Padget now has seven lawyers based in Georgia and an additional three licensed to practice in the state. These attorneys will practice in offices in downtown Augusta and Martinez.

“Our client service model is built on efficiency and the reputation of outstanding lawyers,” said R. Wayne Byrd, chief executive officer of Turner Padget. “The addition of Warlick, Stebbins, Murray & Chew’s attorneys further supports our ability to respond promptly and strategically to our clients' legal needs in Georgia.”

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Jan 18, 2018

Turner Padget Elects Three Attorneys to Shareholder

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. announces that Columbia-based Robyn W. Madden and Jennifer N. Stone, and Greenville-based Taylor S. Speer have been elected shareholders of the firm. Madden is a member of the firm’s Professional Liability  Practice, Stone is a member of the firm’s Business Transactions Practice, and Speer is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Practice.

“Robyn, Jennifer and Taylor’s exemplary commitment to client-service, our firm and the legal profession make them accomplished additions to our shareholder ranks,” said R. Wayne Byrd, chief executive officer of Turner Padget. “Their leadership in the firm is demonstrated by their ongoing support to help us develop our associates. We are pleased to announce these well-deserved elevations.”

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Jan 17, 2018

Turner Padget Announces the Addition of Three New Attorneys

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. is pleased to announce the addition of three new associates. Evelyn A. Norton is based in Greenville and joins the firm’s Workers’ Compensation team; Julie A. Oliver is based in Myrtle Beach and joins the firm’s Business Transactions team; and Nicholas J. Skorzewski is based in Columbia and joins the firm’s Workers’ Compensation team.

“Evelyn, Julie and Nicholas are all experienced and talented attorneys, and we are pleased to add them to our growing team,” said R. Wayne Byrd, chief executive officer of Turner Padget. “These additions strengthen our ability to respond promptly and strategically to our clients’ legal needs.”  

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Nov 28, 2017

Turner Padget Announces the Addition of Two New Attorneys

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. announces the addition of two new associates. Catherine Cunningham is based in Columbia and joins the firm’s Employment team and R. Edward Henderson, Jr. is based in Florence and joins the firm’s Professional Liability, Employment and Insurance Litigation teams.

“Catherine and Edward are talented attorneys and we are pleased to add them to our team,” said R. Wayne Byrd, chief executive officer of Turner Padget. “The clients we represent seek quality, value-driven legal counsel, and these additions strengthen our ability to respond promptly and effectively to those legal needs.”

Catherine received her Bachelor’s degree from Clemson University. After graduating, Catherine worked for three years as a litigation paralegal where she developed a strong interest and passion for the law. Catherine began working for Turner Padget as a summer associate while attending law school at the University of South Carolina. During law school, she served as a Research Editor for the American Bar Association Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal.

Edward’s received his Bachelor’s degree from Wofford College and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Between his first and second year of law school, he earned a commission in the United States Marine Corps after attending Officer Candidate School. Edward remained in the reserve component while completing his degree.

After law school, Edward practiced law in Bennettsville before completing four years of service with the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. His diverse background provides a solid foundation for his practice.

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Nov 17, 2017

Turner Padget Attorney Selected For South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy

Turner Padget announces that Allyce Bailey has been selected as a participant in the South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy for 2018. 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.

Allyce is a member of Turner Padget’s Insurance Litigation practice. Her practice has allowed her to gain invaluable trial and motions practice experience. Allyce is focused on providing outstanding results and solving her clients’ problems efficiently.

Outside of the office, Allyce contributes much of her time to helping others in the community. She is the CEO of the Hill Foundation for Hope, an organization that she founded while in law school to help residents of homeless shelters and group homes gain practical skills.

The South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy gives young lawyers opportunities to connect with judges and legislators, gaining insight into the political process and opportunities for community leadership. Participants also learn from seasoned lawyers on topics of professionalism and rainmaking, including how to have healthy relationships with clients, judges and colleagues. 

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Nov 01, 2017

Turner Padget Earns National Recognition as Leading Law Firm

Turner, Padget, Graham & Laney P.A. is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized in the 2018 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list. The firm is honored in 33 practice areas in the Charleston, Columbia and Greenville markets. The list is published collaboratively by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers, and is available today at www.usnews.com/bestlawfirms.

Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and practice areas for their abilities, professionalism and integrity. Turner Padget received the highest “Tier 1” ranking in 9 practice areas, indicating impressive client feedback and the high regard that other attorneys in the same areas of law have for Turner Padget attorneys. 

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Sep 14, 2017

Turner Padget Boosts Regulatory Practice With the Addition of Jamey Goldin

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. announces the addition of James H. “Jamey” Goldin as a Columbia-based of counsel attorney in the firm’s Administrative and Regulatory Practice Group.

Jamey, the former South Carolina House of Representatives Chief Counsel to the Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, will bolster the insurance regulation and litigation practices while also expanding the firm’s energy and utility practices.

“Jamey brings with him a unique skillset that will allow him to help businesses facing litigation while also offering the ability to secure beneficial law changes and counsel clients in their interactions with state agencies and regulators,” said R. Wayne Byrd, chief executive officer of Turner Padget.  

Jamey served in various other roles around the Statehouse including Committee Counsel to the South Carolina Public Utilities Review Committee, as a screening attorney for the Judicial Merit Selection Commission, and as an attorney to the Review and Oversight Commission on the South Carolina Ports Authority.

Jamey earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and his law degree from the University of South Carolina. 

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Sep 07, 2017

Turner Padget Attorney Recipient of SCWLA Emerging Leader Award

Turner Padget announces that Kristen N. Nichols is the recipient of the 2017 South Carolina Women Lawyers Association (SCWLA) Emerging Leader Award. The purpose of this award is to provide an opportunity to a SCWLA member to learn and grow as a leader through participation in Leadership South Carolina. The award is designed to benefit a SCWLA member who has the skills, qualities, and experience of someone who has the potential to become a leader in the Bar and with SCWLA.

Nichols is a member of Turner Padget’s Real Estate and Lending Transactions, Business and Commercial Litigation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution practices. Combining her litigation and transactional experience, she regularly represents local and regional banks, lenders, investors and small businesses. She is a frequent speaker on topics related to her practice in both professional continuing education and classroom settings.

Nichols earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and her law degree from Michigan State University. Outside of the office, she devotes much of her time to fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and serves on the board of Charleston chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW).

As one of the oldest and most recognized leadership development programs in the country, Leadership South Carolina is dedicated to educating and enlightening highly motivated people who have demonstrated commitment and service to their community and are striving to reach a higher level of service to the benefit of the Palmetto State.

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Aug 23, 2017

Turner Padget Attorney Chosen as Ambassador for the South Carolina Bar Foundation

Alec Hogsette has been chosen as an Ambassador for the South Carolina Bar Foundation (SCBF). Established in 2015, the Ambassadors program introduces newer lawyers to the Foundation and the organizations it supports. The goal is to raise awareness of the SCBF mission throughout the South Carolina legal community and beyond. The mission of the SCBF is to promote justice by funding legal access and education. The SCBF accomplishes this mission by giving grants to a variety of law related organizations around the state. These organizations provide direct legal services, access to justice and law-related education. The Ambassador program provides a great opportunity for newer lawyers to network with a variety of lawyers on the Foundation board and with the grantee partners.

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Aug 15, 2017

26 Turner Padget Lawyers Named Among Best Lawyers in America

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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Aug 01, 2017

Six Turner Padget Attorneys Named Among Columbia’s Legal Elite

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. is pleased to announce that six of its attorneys have been included among Columbia Business Monthly’s 2017 list of Legal Elite. This prestigious recognition honors attorneys in the Midlands for their professional acumen and stature in the legal community. The winners are drawn from a pool of peer-nominated candidates, and are regarded as the best and most well-respected attorneys in their fields. The complete list of honorees is available in the August issue of Columbia Business Monthly.

The Turner Padget attorneys named among the 2017 Legal Elite and the areas in which they are recognized are:

  • Mark B. Goddard – Business Litigation
  • Ian McVey – Banking and Finance; Bankruptcy; and Business Litigation
  • Marshall T. Minton – Tax & Estate
  • Charles F. Moore – Insurance Law
  • Frank G. Shuler, Jr. – Labor & Employment
  • Hannah D. Stetson – Labor & Employment

Columbia Business Monthly is the go-to resource for Columbia’s business leaders, rising stars, entrepreneurs and any people or groups who have a vested interest in the success of the Columbia business community. The magazine highlights what’s new, what’s developing, and what’s being debated in board rooms, legislative chambers and office hallways.

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Jul 28, 2017

Lawyers Helping Entrepreneurs

Pierce Campbell was recently interviewed about our Palmetto Propeller project on Mike Switzer’s South Carolina Business Review radio show.  Palmetto Propeller is Turner Padget’s commitment to investing in South Carolina’s startup and small businesses.  We have pledged $1 million over 5 years in free legal services to get these businesses off the ground.  Learn more at www.palmettopropeller.com 
 
The SC Business Review focuses on news from South Carolina's business community with interviews of many small business owners and business leaders from around the state.  South Carolina's nonprofits, including its colleges and universities are also regularly featured on the program, as well as many of the state's small business support organizations.
 
The interview aired Friday morning, July 28th at 7:50 am on all eight South Carolina Public Radio stations. Check it out here.
 

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Jun 26, 2017

Turner Padget Shareholder Elected President Of The South Carolina Bar Foundation

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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Jun 20, 2017

Turner Padget Shareholder Named to Most Powerful Employment Attorney List

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. is pleased to announce that, for the sixth consecutive year, Reginald “Reggie” Belcher has been included in Human Resource Executive Magazine’s list of 40 “Up and Comers” in the annual ranking of “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys.” Belcher was the only attorney selected from either North Carolina or South Carolina.

The complete 2017 list, which Human Resource Executive publishes in conjunction with Lawdragon, is available at www.hreonline.com.

Belcher defends private and public-sector employers in state and federal courts, including class and collective actions, and before governmental agencies. He conducts human resources audits and writes employee handbooks, affirmative action plans, employment contracts, and trade secret and non-compete agreements. Belcher advises and trains managers on workplace compliance issues involving wage and hour laws, equal employment opportunity, union avoidance, and labor relations.

This most powerful employment attorneys list involves an extensive selection process handled jointly by Human Resource Executive, which goes out to more than 75,000 top-ranking human resource executives, and Lawdragon, the Los-Angeles-based networking site used by more than 300,000 leading lawyers and judges throughout the United States. Lawyers who earn exemplary marks from clients, peers, colleagues and judges are awarded the distinction of inclusion on the list.

Turner Padget’s nationally recognized Workplace Law Group provides practical counsel to businesses across the state. From risk management and workers’ compensation, to labor and employment counseling and litigation, the firm’s attorneys provide South Carolina employers with a complete range of services to manage their most valuable assets, their workforce.

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Jun 14, 2017

Associates at Turner Padget CANNED by Loaves & Fishes

Loaves & Fishes food rescue challenged Greenville County law firms to help feed children in Greenville County this summer. 1 in 5 households with children struggles to afford enough food for their families. With over 50% of Greenville County students on free and reduced lunch during the school year, Loaves & Fishes recognizes that in the summer they are not receiving those 2 meals regularly.   The Feeding Frenzy food drive was borne to fill a vital summer need and 10 local law firms recognized the need and stepped up to help!

Firms that participated competed for 2 awards.  The firm that donated the most items per employee was Nexsen Pruet and the overall winner with both the most items and funds generated went to Turner, Padget, Graham & Laney.  They were awarded the prized CANNED award, which is a traveling trophy.

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May 26, 2017

Turner Padget Earns National Recognition in Chambers USA

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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May 09, 2017

Turner Padget Opens Augusta Office

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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Apr 27, 2017

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

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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Apr 26, 2017

17 Turner Padget Attorneys Included Among South Carolina Super Lawyers For 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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Apr 04, 2017

Turner Padget Adds Shareholder to Myrtle Beach Office

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. announces the addition of Melody J.E. Breeden as a Myrtle Beach-based shareholder in the firm's Business Transactions Practice.

"The growth that we are experiencing – and anticipate continuing throughout 2017 – is a direct response to clients' interest in efficient business partnerships,” said R. Wayne Byrd, chief executive officer of Turner Padget. In 2016, we added 14 attorneys. Melody is the third lawyer to join us in 2017, and we are actively recruiting attorneys with a commitment to results and client service."

Melody focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning and probate law. She has been certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law and currently serves on the Estate Planning and Probate Law Specialization Advisory Board. Melody is also licensed to practice law in North Carolina. 

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Mar 21, 2017

“Here are The State’s New 20 Under 40 Honorees. Do You Know Them?” The State

In an article published by The State on March 18, 2017, The State’s 2017 20 Under 40 honorees are announced. The article recognizes educators, lawyers, bankers, public servants and owners of small businesses who are making a difference in Columbia and the Midlands area, and Amanda Koehler and Marshall Minton are profiled as two of the honorees. Koehler states, “I hope to work hard enough in all my endeavors to show the gratitude for all the people who have put their trust and confidence in me.” Minton states that she enjoys living in the Midlands area because “there are so many opportunities for everyone in our community. Whether it is the support that our community provides to those that are down on their luck, or the thriving arts community that provides an outlet for those to express themselves artistically.” For the full article, you may click here

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Mar 10, 2017

Turner Padget Boosts Employment Practice With Hire Of Robyn W. Madden

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. announces the addition of Robyn W. Madden as a Columbia-based of counsel attorney in the firm's Employment and Professional Liability Practice.

“Robyn is an experienced and talented attorney, and we are pleased to add her to our growing Employment team,” said R. Wayne Byrd, chief executive officer of Turner Padget. “The clients we represent seek quality, value-driven legal counsel in South Carolina, and her addition strengthens our ability to respond promptly and strategically to those legal needs.”

Robyn currently represents individuals in professional license defense matters pending before the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation. Robyn defends individuals accused of wrongdoing under their practice act from investigation through final hearing. She understands the importance of thorough preparation, which begins at the investigative stage and continues through the process pending a final board appearance.   

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Mar 09, 2017

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

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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Feb 02, 2017

Turner Padget Attorney Named Among Statewide Leaders In The Law

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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Jan 13, 2017

“Turner Padget Expands Greenville Office with Two Partners,” GSA Business Report

In an article published by GSA Business Report, the addition of Ken Carter and Harriet Wallace as shareholders to the firm’s Greenville office is mentioned. The article details that Carter relocates from Columbia to lead Turner Padget’s recruiting and training efforts in the Upstate, and will continue to lead the Product Liability, Construction Defect and Trucking & Transportation Practices. The article also emphasizes that Wallace joins the “Business Litigation Practice and expands the firm’s capabilities to serve clients with bankruptcy and creditors' rights needs.” For the full article, you may click here

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Jan 06, 2017

Turner Padget Expands Greenville Office With Two Shareholders

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. announces the addition of two shareholders to its Greenville, S.C. office. J. Kenneth Carter, Jr., a member of the firm's Executive Committee, relocates from Columbia to lead Turner Padget's recruiting and training efforts in the Upstate. Carter also chairs the Product Liability, Construction Defect and Trucking & Transportation Practices, areas that support businesses up and down the I-85 corridor. In addition, Turner Padget adds Harriet Pollitt Wallace as a Greenville-based shareholder in the firm's Business Litigation Practice. 

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Dec 14, 2016

“A South Carolina Lawyer’s Ethical Obligations for Data Security,” South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

In an article published in the Dec. 12, 2016 print edition of South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Sam Sammataro offers guidance to fellow South Carolina lawyers on the ethical responsibilities if their firm is breached and client information is compromised. The article details that, “Hackers see attorneys as a back door to data about clients’ merger and acquisition plans, patents and trade secrets, secret formulas, litigation plans and embarrassing personal information.” Sammataro emphasizes, “With constant vigilance and relatively simple modifications of their security policies, South Carolina firms can proactively meet the challenge to safeguard client secrets and ensure compliance with ethical obligations.” You may view the full article in the Dec. 12, 2016 print edition of South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. 

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Dec 14, 2016

Turner Padget Names Pierce Campbell As Chief Marketing Officer

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. is pleased to announce that Florence-based shareholder C. Pierce Campbell has been appointed as the firm's first chief marketing officer. In this role, Campbell will provide strategic leadership in guiding client service and business development initiatives. Campbell recently completed his term as leader of Turner Padget's Business Litigation Practice Group. He will also continue his regular legal practice, serving key clients with commercial counseling and litigation needs throughout South Carolina. 

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Dec 07, 2016

“Firm Announcements,” South Carolina Bar Newsletter

In the December 6 Newsletter of the South Carolina Bar, Ian McVey, Joshua Shaw and David Sligh are mentioned for their elevation to shareholders in the firm. For the full article, you may click here.  

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Nov 30, 2016

Turner Padget Elevates Three Attorneys to Shareholder

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. announces that Columbia-based Ian D. McVey and Joshua D. Shaw, and Myrtle Beach-based David R. Sligh have been elected shareholders of the firm, effective Jan. 1, 2017. McVey is a member of the firm’s Business and Commercial Litigation and Business Transactions Practice, Sligh is a member of the firm’s Insurance Litigation Practice, and Shaw is a member of the firm’s Construction Litigation and Product Liability Practices.

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Nov 21, 2016

Litigator Discusses The Top 10 Lease Clauses To Avoid A Lawsuit

Taylor Speer discusses the top lease clauses to avoid a lawsuit on LeaseSmart's Corporate Real Estate podcast series.

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Nov 16, 2016

“Mentoring and Professionalism Still Matter,” By Lanny Lambert

I recently had the opportunity to visit our northern neighbors to provide a keynote address at the Federation of Ontario Law Associations 2016 Spring Plenary Conference on behalf of NCBP. Like NCBP, FOLA is an association that represents the interests of practicing lawyers and its committees deal with the many issues affecting the legal profession. I share with you my keynote, in which I discussed why mentoring and professionalism still matter. The practice of law is an honor and privilege, one that carries great responsibility to our clients, associates, partners and opposing counsel and society. As lawyers, we are a part of something that is much greater than simply making a living.

Several years ago, a Florida lawyer was suspended for sending emails to opposing counsel, calling opposing counsel a liar and disingenuous, saying that his motions were laughable and scurrilous, and accusing the other lawyer of being incompetent. More recently, an Illinois lawyer was suspended for repeatedly calling opposing counsel offensive names, including a "whore" and a "child molester." Sadly, stories like these - while shocking - are far from uncommon. These incidents reflect a disturbing trend of a growing lack of civility in our profession.

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Nov 10, 2016

“Train Seasonal Employees, Their Managers,” Society for Human Resource Management

In an article published by the Society for Human Resource Management on Nov. 10, 2016, Reggie Belcher offers employers guidance to the legal implications associated with hiring seasonal workers. The article details the importance of thoroughly training seasonal employees on the prevention of workplace violence and harassment issues, as well as the employer’s policies and procedures, despite their short employment. Belcher offered, "The employer should require each new hire to sign a form, acknowledging that the new seasonal hire received, read and understood the employer's rules, policies and procedures.” Belcher emphasizes, “Employers also must count seasonal employees who work more than 120 days per year when determining whether the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate applies.”

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Nov 01, 2016

“Are You Protecting Your Business with Non-Compete Agreements?,” GSA Business Report

In an article published in the October 31 print edition of GSA Business Report, Taylor Speer provides guidance to businesses on the importance of non-compete agreements. The article details four key points for employers considering non-compete agreements: A non-compete honors your investment; having a non-compete doesn’t mean you must enforce it; the law limits the restrictions of a non-compete; and common mistakes in drafting and implementing non-competes. Speer emphasizes, “Maintaining a non-compete is often enough to restrict an employee from competing, [which] can make a non-compete an inexpensive method of protecting business assets.” The full article may be found in the October 31 print edition of GSA Business Report.   

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Nov 01, 2016

Turner Padget Earns National Recognition as Leading Law Firm in 36 Practices

Turner, Padget, Graham & Laney is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized in the 2016 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list. The firm is honored in 36 practice areas in the Charleston, Columbia and Greenville markets. The list is published collaboratively by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers, and is available today at www.usnews.com/bestlawfirms.

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Oct 28, 2016

Two Turner Padget Attorneys Named to South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy

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. 

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Oct 27, 2016

Turner Padget Honored in the LMASE Southeastern Chapter’s 2016 Your Honor Award

Turner, Padget, Graham & Laney P.A. is pleased to announce its recognition by the Legal Marketing Association’s Southeastern Chapter (LMASE) as a recipient of the organization’s 2016 Your Honor Awards, which recognizes leading designs and creative strategies across the Southeast. The full list of winners is available at www.legalmarketing.org.

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Oct 13, 2016

“LMASE Honors Legal Marketing Professionals with Your Honor Awards,” Citybizlist Atlanta

In an article published by Citybizlist Atlanta, Turner Padget is mentioned for its recognition by the Legal Marketing Association’s Southeastern Chapter. The firm has been honored as a recipient of LMASE’s Your Honor Awards for its “successful content strategy involving the creation of a 60-second "legal minute" radio spot that provided practical and substantive guidance to South Carolina businesses.” For the full article, you may click here

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Oct 11, 2016

“LMASE Honors Turner Padget With Your Honor Award,” Greenville Business Magazine

In an article published by Greenville Business Magazine, Turner Padget is mentioned for its recognition by the Legal Marketing Association’s Southeastern Chapter. The firm has been honored by LMASE for its “successful content strategy involving the creation of a 60-second "legal minute" radio spot that provided practical and substantive guidance to South Carolina businesses.” For the full article, you may click here

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Sep 27, 2016

“Turner Padget Graham & Laney adds 4 new lawyers,” Soda City BizWire

In an article published by Soda City BizWire on September 6, 2016, the firm’s addition of Paul Lawson, Frank Stern, Bettis Rainsford and Hannah Stetson is announced. “Paul, Frank, Bettis and Hannah are all experienced and talented attorneys, and we are pleased to add them to our growing team,” said R. Wayne Byrd, chief executive officer of Turner Padget. “The clients we represent seek quality, value-driven legal counsel in South Carolina, and these additions strengthen our ability to respond promptly and strategically to those legal needs.”

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Sep 27, 2016

“What the New Overtime Rule Means for Your Business,” Reginald W. Belcher and Jeffrey L. Payne

In an article published in ACC South Carolina’s September Newsletter, Reggie Belcher and Jeff Payne offer guidance to employers that are being faced with the new overtime rules, scheduled to be effective this December. The article details that “job descriptions may need to be re-evaluated in case employees come forward to demand thousands of dollars back in wages for overtime.” Reggie and Jeff offer three steps to get ready for the change, including reviewing employee job descriptions, auditing mangers’ hours to determine if they will qualify under the new rules and understanding the impact on your workplace. For the full article, you may click here

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Sep 06, 2016

Turner Padget Announces the Addition of Four New Attorneys

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. announces its continued expansion with four new associates. Paul E. Lawson is based in Myrtle Beach and joins the firm’s Insurance Litigation Group; Frank Stern is based in Greenville and joins the firm’s Insurance Litigation Group; and Bettis Rainsford, Jr. and Hannah D. Stetson are based in Columbia and join the firm’s Product Liability and Employment Practice Groups, respectively. These attorneys bring the number of new hires since January to 13 lawyers, supporting the firm’s strategic commitment to building its five South Carolina offices.

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Aug 17, 2016

“20 Turner Padget lawyers named among Best Lawyers in America” LowcountryBiz SC

In an article published by LowcountryBiz SC, MidlandsBiz SC and UpstateBiz SC, Turner Padget announces the news that 20 attorneys have been included among Best Lawyers in America for 2017. The attorneys included on the list are from Turner Padget’s Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville and Myrtle Beach offices. To read the full article, you may click here

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Aug 16, 2016

20 Turner Padget Lawyers Named Among Best Lawyers in America

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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Aug 09, 2016

“Five Lease Terms a Business Tenant Should Negotiate,” GSA Business Report

In an article published in the July 25 edition of GSA Business Report, Taylor Speer provides guidance to business tenants that are entering into a new business lease. The article details five lease terms individuals should negotiate, including not signing a personal guaranty, not waiving claims against the landlord, watching out for attorneys’ fees provisions, preparing for the future and building a team of trusted advisors. Speer emphasizes, “businesses should negotiate the terms of the lease upfront so that they are not left high and dry if the relationship with the landlord sours…and remember: everything is negotiable. A business won’t know what can be added or omitted from a commercial lease until it’s negotiated.” The full article may be found in the July 25 print edition of GSA Business Report.   

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Aug 02, 2016

“Awards and Honors,” Columbia Business Monthly

In the August issue of Columbia Business Monthly, Reggie Belcher was recognized for his inclusion among HR Executive’s list of the nation’s most powerful employment attorneys. Belcher, a shareholder in the firm’s Workplace Law Group, was the only attorney selected from South Carolina. For the full article, you may access the digital issue here.

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Aug 01, 2016

“Creditors’ Rights Trump Ownership Restrictions in LLC Operating Agreements”

In an article published in the August issue of Greenville Business Magazine, Mark Goddard discusses a recent South Carolina Supreme Court Decision that is providing further protection for creditors. Goddard provides insight on the takeaways for LLC members now that creditors have a clear, and protected, path to the foreclosure on LLC distributional interests. For the full article, you may click here.

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Jul 27, 2016

“Pierce Campbell Recognized as Leader in Business Litigation,” Florence Morning News

In an article published on July 27, 2016 by the Florence Morning News, Pierce Campbell was recognized for his inclusion in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA, a highly regarded legal directory, featuring client-led intelligence on America’s leading lawyers for business. Campbell made his debut on the 2016 list as a leader in commercial litigation and “is known by sources for being responsive, detail-oriented and efficient.” 

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Jul 26, 2016

“Succession Planning: A Joint Primer for the GC and Outside Lawyer,” ACC Docket

In an article published in the July / August issue of the ACC Docket, Pierce Campbell and Turner Padget client Nicole Comer, senior vice president and corporate counsel at South State Bank (Columbia S.C.), discuss how law firms and their corporate clients can support each other in their succession planning. Campbell and Comer detail a formal structure that can be implemented in order to guide the process. They emphasize, “The lack of attention to succession planning can hurt the bottom line and impair the efficiency of both law departments and law firms.” The article outlines the framework for the legal department succession planning process and highlights the important questions that need to be answered when constructing plans for the future a company. Campbell and Comer conclude by again stressing the prominence of a fully constructed plan and state that, “A plan is not an idea or a sense of direction; it is a document that outlines the challenge in terms specific to the company and how it will be addressed.” Check out the full article here

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Jul 21, 2016

“Planning for the Future,” Construction Executive Risk Management

In an article published on July 20, 2016 by Construction Executive Risk Management, Marshall Minton provides insight on the importance of succession planning for construction executives. Through a detailed list of considerations, Minton exposes the reality of why succession planning should be at the top of every company’s to-do list. Having a plan will prove valuable to family-owned businesses and “ensure that all of the hard work that has gone into the business will continue,” Minton said. For the full article, you may click here.

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Jul 20, 2016

“Pierce Campbell Recognized as Leader in Business Litigation,” Florence News Journal

In an article published on July 19, 2016 by the Florence News Journal, Turner Padget was recognized for its inclusion in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA, a highly regarded legal directory, featuring client-led intelligence on America’s leading lawyers for business. Seven of the firm’s shareholders were recognized, including Florence-based shareholder Pierce Campbell, who made his debut on the 2016 list as a leader in commercial litigation. “We are honored to earn this distinction from Chambers, as it underscores our commitment to client service and embodies our firm mission to be leaders in the areas in which we practice,” said R. Wayne Byrd, chief executive officer of Turner Padget. For the full article, you may click here.

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Jul 18, 2016

“Turner Padget Earns National Recognition for Employment, Litigation Practices”

In an article published on July 18, 2016 by Horry County Business Journal, Turner Padget was recognized for its inclusion in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA, a highly regarded legal directory, featuring client-led intelligence on America’s leading lawyers for business. In addition to the firm’s recognition in the areas of employment and litigation, Florence-based shareholder Pierce Campbell made his debut on the 2016 list as a leader in commercial litigation and, according to the guide, “is known by sources for being responsive, detail-oriented and efficient.” For the full article, you may click here.

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Jul 13, 2016

“New Hires,” Columbia Business Monthy

In the July issue of Columbia Business Monthly, Trey Jones, Ryan Judd and Jennifer Stone were mentioned for their arrival to the firm. Stone and Judd join the Business Transactions Practice and Jones is part of the Insurance Litigation Practice. “Our client model is built on efficiency and the reputation of outstanding lawyers like those in this group. Their arrivals further support our ability to respond promptly and strategically to our clients’ legal needs,” said R. Wayne Byrd, chief executive officer of Turner Padget. For the full article, you may access the digital issue here.

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Jul 12, 2016

“The Beat,” Columbia Business Monthly

In the July issue of Columbia Business Monthly, Lanny Lambert was recognized for being the keynote speaker at the Federation of Ontario Law Associations 2016 Spring Plenary Conference. Lambert discussed mentoring and professionalism and how the profession of law has evolved over the years. He was invited to speak in his capacity as president of the National Council of Bar Presidents. For the full article, you may access the digital issue here.

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Jul 08, 2016

Five Turner Padget Attorneys Named Among Columbia’s Legal Elite

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. is pleased to announce that five of its attorneys have been included among Columbia Business Monthly’s 2016 list of Legal Elite. This prestigious recognition honors attorneys in the Midlands for their professional acumen and stature in the legal community. The winners are drawn from a pool of peer-nominated candidates, and are regarded as the best and most well-respected attorneys in their fields. The complete list of honorees is available in the August issue of Columbia Business Monthly.

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Jul 06, 2016

Turner Padget Adds Nationally Recognized Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Greenville

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. announces the addition of Greenville-based of counsel David H. Keller, a nationally recognized leader in workers’ compensation law. Keller joins Turner Padget’s Workplace Law Group from Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP. He is the 10th lawyer to join Turner Padget this year as part of the firm's continued growth effort to build its five South Carolina offices. 

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Jun 28, 2016

“Reggie Belcher Recognized for Employment Practice,” Columbia Regional Business Report

In an article published on June 27, 2016, Reggie Belcher was recognized for his inclusion among HR Executive’s list of the nation’s most powerful employment attorneys. Belcher, a shareholder in the firm’s Workplace Law Group, was the only attorney selected from South Carolina. For the full article, you may click here.

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Jun 21, 2016

“Turner Padget Shareholder Earns National Recognition as a Top Employment Attorney,” MidlandsbizSC

In an article published on June 20, 2016 by MidlandsbizSC, Reginald “Reggie” Belcher was mentioned for his inclusion among Human Resource Executive’s list of 40 “up and comers” on the annual ranking of the nation’s most powerful employment attorneys. Belcher is the only South Carolina attorney to be honored. For the full article, you may click here.

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Jun 16, 2016

Turner Padget Shareholder Earns National Recognition As A Top Employment Attorney

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. is pleased to announce that, for the fifth consecutive year, Reginald “Reggie” Belcher has been included among Human Resource Executive’s list of 40 “up and comers” on the annual ranking of the nation’s “most powerful employment attorneys.” Belcher, a shareholder in the firm’s Workplace Law Group, is the only South Carolina attorney to be honored. 

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Jun 13, 2016

“Turner Padget Welcomes 3 New Attorneys,” Palmetto Business Daily

In an article published on June 9, 2016, Alec Hogsette, Trey Jones, and Jenny Stone are mentioned for their arrival to Turner Padget. Stone joins as of counsel in the firm’s Business Transactions practice and is based in Columbia. Hogsette and Jones join as associates in the firm’s Business Litigation practice, with Hogsette based in Florence and Jones in Columbia. “Our client model is built on efficiency and the reputation of outstanding lawyers like those in this group. Their arrivals further support our ability to respond promptly and strategically to our clients’ legal needs,” said R. Wayne Byrd, chief executive officer of Turner Padget. For the full article, you may click here.

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Jun 08, 2016

“Turner Padget Adds Three Attorneys and Continues Firmwide Growth Efforts,” Midlandsbiz

In an article published on June 8, 2016, Jenny Stone, Alec Hogsette and Trey Jones are mentioned for their arrival to the firm. “Our client model is built on efficiency and the reputation of outstanding lawyers like those in this group,” Turner Padget CEO Wayne Byrd said in a press release. “Their arrivals further support our ability to respond promptly and strategically to our clients’ legal needs.” For the full article, you may click here.

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Jun 08, 2016

Turner Padget Adds Three New Attorneys and Continues Firmwide Growth Efforts

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. announces the addition of three attorneys. Jennifer N. Stone joins as of counsel in the firm's Business Transactions practice and is based in Columbia. Alexander S. Hogsette and Richard A. Jones III join as associates in the firm's Insurance Litigation practice, with Hogsette based in Florence and Jones in Columbia. These additions bring the total number of new attorneys added in 2016 by Turner Padget to nine lawyers.

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Jun 07, 2016

“The ‘Culture War’ Comes to The Workplace,” Columbia Business Monthly

In an article published in the June issue, Reggie Belcher and Jess Gooding explain how employers should respond to the evolving cultural landscape that impacts the workplace. The article details historical legal rulings that have caused traditional societal norms to be reshaped and redefined. Belcher and Gooding define what questions are up in the air for employers when it comes to LGBT discrimination, transgender restroom access and religious freedom. For the full article, please click here.

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Jun 07, 2016

“Turner Padget Honored by CCCF,” Columbia Business Monthly

Turner Padget was mentioned in the June issue of Columbia Business Monthly for the firm’s honor from the Central Carolina Community Foundation (CCCF). The firm’s financial contributions have helped the organization facilitate grants to support charitable organizations in and around the 11 countries of the Midlands. Turner Padget was awarded the honor from CCCF earlier this year. For the full article, please click here.

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Jun 06, 2016

“Lawyers in the News,” South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

In an article published on June 2, 2016 by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Lanny Lambert, president of the National Council of Bar Presidents and a Turner Padget shareholder, was mentioned for serving as the keynote speaker at the Federation of Ontario Law Associations 2016 Spring Plenary Conference held May 11 through 13. Lambert discussed mentoring and professionalism, and how the profession of law has evolved over the years. For the full article, you may click here.

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Jun 06, 2016

“Turner Padget Earns National Recognition for Employment and Litigation Practices”

In an article published on May 31, 2016, Turner Padget was mentioned for its national recognition in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA. The firm was honored among South Carolina law firms in two practice areas: Labor & Employment and Litigation – General Commercial. In addition, seven shareholders ranked as leading practitioners in their respective fields. For the full article, you may click here.

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May 31, 2016

Turner Padget Earns National Recognition for Employment and Litigation Practices

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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May 26, 2016

Turner Padget’s Lanny Lambert Gives Keynote Address At Canadian Bar Conference

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. announces that Columbia-based shareholder Lanneau Wm. “Lanny” Lambert, Jr. served as the keynote speaker at the Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) 2016 Spring Plenary Conference. Lambert discussed mentoring and professionalism, and how the profession of law has evolved over the years. Lambert was invited to speak in his capacity as president of the National Council of Bar Presidents (NCBP). The event was held May 11 through 13 in Toronto, and was attended by approximately 100 law association presidents and leaders from across Ontario.

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May 24, 2016

“Lawyers on the Move,” South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

In an article published on May 23, 2016 by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Ryan Judd and Robert Kneece are mentioned for their arrival to the firm. Judd works on the firm’s business transactions team in Columbia and Kneece has joined the insurance litigation practice in Charleston. For the full article, you may click here.

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May 17, 2016

“Turner Padget Adds Two Attorneys as Part of Continued Growth Initiative,” Midlandsbiz

In an article published on May 12, 2016, Ryan Judd and Robert Kneece are mentioned for their arrival to the firm as associates. Judd joins the firm's Business Transactions team and will be based in the Columbia office. Kneece joins the Insurance Litigation practice in Charleston. “The growth that we are experiencing – and anticipate continuing throughout 2016 – is a direct response to clients’ interest in efficient business partnerships. In 2015, we added 10 attorneys. Ryan and Robert are the fifth and sixth lawyers to join us to date in 2016, and we are actively recruiting hardworking attorneys with a commitment to results and client service.” said R. Wayne Byrd. For the full article, you may click here.

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May 16, 2016

“South Carolina 2016 Largest Law Firms,” South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

In an article published on April 20, 2016 by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Turner Padget is included among the 2016 Largest Law Firms List. With 147 staff members and five South Carolina locations, Turner Padget ranked #7 out of the 20 largest firms in South Carolina. For the full list, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly subscribers may click here.

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May 12, 2016

Turner Padget Adds Two Attorneys As Part Of Continued Growth Initiative

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. announces the addition of Ryan Judd and Robert Kneece as associates. Judd joins the firm's Business Transactions team and will be based in the Columbia office. Kneece joins the Insurance Litigation practice in Charleston. These attorneys further enhance the firm’s commitment to building its five South Carolina offices. 

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May 10, 2016

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

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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May 05, 2016

“New Rule Benefits Military Spouse Attorneys,” South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

In an article published on April 26, 2016, Brittany Boykin discusses a new rule taking effect that will allow military spouse lawyers to practice law in South Carolina without taking the bar exam. The new rule will take effect May 16 and is based on a model pushed by the Military Spouse J.D. Network. It allows lawyers to obtain a limited certificate of admission. Boykin, a military spouse herself, called the adoption of the rule “a refreshing acknowledgement of an unfortunate problem.” She added, “Military spouses make so many sacrifices; certainly a fair opportunity to pursue their profession is a reasonable accommodation. It’s time to enact licensing accommodations for military spouse attorneys across the U.S.” Subscribers may access the full article here.

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May 05, 2016

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

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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Apr 27, 2016

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

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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Apr 26, 2016

“Lawyers on the Move,” South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

In an article published on April 25, 2016 by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, the news of Marshall T. Minton’s recognition by the South Carolina Bar as Star of the Quarter for her work with the Cinderella Project, an organization that helps underprivileged high school girls in need of prom dresses, is announced. This honor recognizes bar members who exemplify dedication to public service. For the full article, you may click here.

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Apr 26, 2016

“TPGL Attorneys Included Among SC Super Lawyers 2016”, LowcountryBizSC, MidlandsBiz and UpstateBizSC

In an article published on April 22, 2016, Turner Padget announces that 19 of its attorneys were included among 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. For the full article, you may click here.

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Apr 25, 2016

19 Turner Padget Attorneys Included Among South Carolina Super Lawyers For 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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Apr 18, 2016

“People and Achievements: Minton Recognized by SC Bar for Public Service,” The State

In an article published on April 13, 2016, the news of Marshall T. Minton’s recognition by the South Carolina Bar as Star of the Quarter for her work with the Cinderella Project, an organization that helps underprivileged high school girls in need of prom dresses, is announced. This honor recognizes bar members who exemplify dedication to public service. For the full article, you may click here

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Apr 15, 2016

“Franchise Operators Must Be Proactive in Confronting Cybersecurity Risk,” Franchising Today

In an article published by Franchising Today on April 8, 2016, Sam Sammataro discusses the threat that cyber criminals pose to franchise operators. Sammataro explains that while 81 percent of small businesses are concerned about cybersecurity, only 42 percent have invested in protections against cyberattacks in the last year, and a much smaller pool, just five percent, have invested in cyberinsurance. Sammataro emphasizes the importance of infrastructure and training, and recommends that small businesses assemble a cybersecurity team, assess possible weaknesses within the organization, develop and routinely practice a data breach response plan, establish a clear chain of command, reevaluate insurance coverage, and continuously monitor risks and best business practice. He concludes, “The risks and responses to the global cyber threat are complicated and ever-evolving. If nothing else, the successful franchise operator must be proactive in appreciating the risk and taking steps to counteract it.” You may access the full article here.

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Apr 14, 2016

Taylor Speer Records Turner Padget’s “Legal Minute”

Taylor Speer recorded the first of Turner Padget's "Legal Minute" radio spots to be broadcast on a local station in the Greenville/Spartanburg area. The spot will be broadcast weekdays between 9 and 10 a.m. on WYRD-FM, 106.3. Taylor's topic was "The Economy of Thin Margins." In summary, his advice to small and medium size businesses was to engage legal assistance early in order to avoid or minimize risk and expense. Be sure to tune in this Monday April 18th! 
 

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Apr 08, 2016

“Turner Padget’s Marshall Minton recognized by South Carolina Bar,” MidlandsBiz

In an article published by MidlandsBiz on April 8, 2016, Turner Padget announces that Marshall T. Minton was recognized as Star of the Quarter by the South Carolina Bar for her work with the Cinderella Project. Minton served as vice-chair of the Columbia boutique, a project of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division that helps underprivileged high school girls in need of prom dresses. The Star of the Quarter recognizes bar members who exemplify dedication to public service. For the full article, you may click here.

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Apr 07, 2016

“Emily Jordan joins Turner Padget,” Florence News Journal

In an article published by the Florence News Journal on March 30, 2016, Turner Padget announces the expansion of its Business Litigation and Probate Litigation practices with the addition of Florence-based associate Emily A. Jordan. Her arrival supports the firm’s commitment to providing quality counsel to clients, as well as the strategic growth of Turner Padget’s five South Carolina offices in 2016. “As companies across the state turn to us with their litigation needs, we are in need of talented lawyers like Emily to deepen our bench,” said C. Pierce Campbell. “She also brings the skills and experience that will boost our Probate Litigation practice. We continue to seek hard-working collaborative lawyers with proven results who want to serve as our clients’ trusted business partners in emerging areas of the law.” For the full article, you may click here.

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Apr 06, 2016

“Planning Your Franchise Exit,” Franchising USA

In an article published by Franchising USA on April 1, 2016, Marshall (Tinsley) Minton provides guidance on preparing to sell a franchise. The article details multiple steps that a franchisee should take to plan early for the eventual sale of the business. Minton emphasizes the importance of understanding the franchise agreement, appraising the value of the business, preparing a due diligence package and how to find a buyer. For the full article, you may click here.

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Apr 01, 2016

Marshall Tinsley Minton Named Star of the Quarter

Turner Padget announces that Columbia-based associate Marshall T. Minton has been named as Star of the Quarter by the South Carolina Bar for her work with the Cinderella Project. Minton served as vice-chair of the Columbia boutique, a project of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division that helps underprivileged high school girls in need of prom dresses. The Star of the Quarter recognizes bar members who exemplify dedication to public service. 

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Mar 31, 2016

“Lawyers on the Move,” South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

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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Mar 31, 2016

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

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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Mar 30, 2016

“Lawyers on the Move,” South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

In an article published by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly on March 28, 2016, Emily A. Jordan is mentioned for her arrival to the Florence office as an associate. The addition of Emily expands the firm’s business litigation and probate litigation practices. For the full article, you may click here.

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Mar 25, 2016

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

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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Mar 14, 2016

Turner Padget Boosts Business Litigation Practice With Florence Addition

Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. announces the expansion of its Business Litigation and Probate Litigation practices with the addition of Florence-based associate Emily A. Jordan. Her arrival supports the firm’s commitment to providing quality counsel to clients, as well as the strategic growth of Turner Padget’s five South Carolina offices in 2016. 

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Mar 14, 2016

“Allyce Bailey featured in SC Lawyer Magazine”

Allyce Bailey was featured in the March 2016 issue of SC Lawyer magazine. She is pictured above with Marguerite Willis and Laura Hart, other members of the community service committee of the SC Women Lawyers Association. The committee hosted a statewide flood relief drive, collecting and distributing goods to local flood relief shelters.

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Mar 07, 2016

“Lanny Lambert accepted into the American College of Mortgage Attorneys,” Midlandsbiz

In an article published by Midlandsbiz on March 2, 2016, Lanneau Wm. “Lanny” Lambert, Jr. was mentioned for his acceptance into the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. As a member of the College, Lambert will support the organization’s mission to improve and reform laws and procedures affecting real estate secured transactions. For the full article, you may click here.

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Mar 02, 2016

Turner Padget’s Lanny Lambert Accepted into the American College of Mortgage Attorneys

Turner Padget announces that Columbia-based shareholder Lanneau Wm. “Lanny” Lambert, Jr. was accepted into the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. College inductees are nominated by the organization’s fellows, and include a collegial group of lawyers from each state who are highly experienced in finance transactions secured by real estate and related areas. As a member of the College, Lambert will support the organization’s mission to improve and reform laws and procedures affecting real estate secured transactions. 

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Mar 01, 2016

“Lawyers on the Move,” South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

In an artice published by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly on Feb. 24, 2016, Brittany F. Boykin was mentioned for her election to the South Carolina Bar House of Delegates for the 2016-2018 term beginning July 1. The delegates help establish policy for the Bar's 15,000 members. For the full article, you may click here

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Feb 23, 2016

“Hires and Promotions,” Charleston Post & Courier

In an article published by the Charleston Post & Courier on Feb. 22, 2016, Brian J. Kern and William J. Horvath are mentioned for the arrival to the firm’s Charleston office. Kern practices in the areas of general negligence, premises liability and medical malpractice defense. Horvath previously worked in Indianapolis, where he maintained a thriving insurance litigation practice. These additions support the firm’s commitment to continue building its five South Carolina offices, and complement the significant expansion of the Insurance Litigation practice in 2015 and further growth anticipated in 2016. For the full article, you may click here.

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Feb 22, 2016

“Turner Padget’s Brittany Boykin Elected to the SC Bar House of Delegates,” LowcountrybizSC

In an article published by LowcountrybizSC on Feb. 19, 2016, Brittany F. Boykin was mentioned for her election to the South Carolina Bar House of Delegates for the 2016-2018 term. In her two-year term, which begins on July 1, 2016, Boykin, and delegates from across the state, will help establish policy for the Bar’s 15,000 members. For the full article, you may click here.

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Feb 18, 2016

Turner Padget’s Brittany Boykin Elected to The South Carolina Bar House of Delegates

Turner Padget is pleased to announce that Charleston-based associate Brittany F. Boykin was appointed to the South Carolina Bar House of Delegates for the 2016-2018 term. In her two-year term, which begins on July 1, 2016, Boykin, and delegates from across the state, will help establish policy for the Bar’s 15,000 members.

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