May 12, 2016
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.
"We are hearing from our clients across the state about their increased need for client-service-driven legal counsel," said R. Wayne Byrd, chief executive officer of Turner Padget. "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."
Judd joins Turner Padget after serving as special counsel with Vista Law Firm in Columbia, where he counseled medical practices and health care companies; assisted clients with capital projects involving state and local economic development incentives; and advised corporate clients on contract, employment and real estate matters. He also previously worked for the South Carolina Department of Commerce, where he was responsible for planning and executing various economic development opportunities sourced from Germany.
He earned his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, his master's degree from the University of Georgia and his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Kneece is a former Turner Padget law clerk who returns to the firm after prestigious judicial clerkships with the Hon. Paula H. Thomas of the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the Hon. Eugene C. Griffith, Jr. of South Carolina's Eighth Judicial Circuit Court.
Kneece earned his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and his law degree from Emory University School of Law.