Nov 08, 2013
Several lawyers from Turner Padget were recently selected for inclusion in the seventh edition of Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation 2014. The firm was again named one of five “highly recommended” litigation firms in South Carolina. The guide’s results are the culmination of a six-month research period that included extensive interviews with firm clients.
The eight lawyers who were named “Local Litigation Stars” are R. Wayne Byrd, J. Kenneth Carter, Jr., Edward W. Laney, IV, Steven W. Ouzts, Thomas C. Salane, W. Duvall Spruill and John S. Wilkerson.
Benchmark Litigation made the following comments about the firm:
Headquartered in Columbia, Turner Padget Graham & Laney has additional offices in Charleston, Florence, Greenville and Myrtle Beach. The firm has more than 90 attorneys, almost all of whom practice litigation. Now a statewide firm whose foundation was laid in 1929, it represents some of South Carolina’s largest employers.
Columbia-based Edward W. Laney, IV is the CEO and chair of the litigation department. Since being admitted to the practice in 1985, he has tried many cases in state and federal courts. His practice concerns complex personal injury cases, coverage issues, bad faith actions, and trucking accidents. J.Kenneth Carter, Jr. is a product liability lawyer who has worked at Turner Padget since 1989. He manages sections of the firm’s product liability, construction defect, and trucking and transportation practice groups. In Myrtle Beach, R. Wayne Byrd has practice in the state since 1975. Early on, he operated an active transactional and tax-planning practice. He has handled many large mergers and acquisitions and structured transactions. In 1983, he started to try complex commercial cases, and he currently represents large corporations, small businesses, and individuals in many areas. In the Charleston office, John S. Wilkerson is responsible for the litigation team’s strategic development and implementation. His practice includes insurance coverage and bad faith, employment, professional liability, drug and medical devices, and business and probate litigation. Wilkerson is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers.