24 Turner Padget Lawyers Named Among Best Lawyers in America

Posted On Aug 15, 2018

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. announces that 24 of its attorneys have been included among Best Lawyers in America for 2019 and 7 of them have received the “Lawyer of the Year” award. 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 2019 edition of the publication is available today at

The Turner Padget attorneys named among Best Lawyers in America and their respective practice areas for 2019 are:


David S. Cobb – Construction Law; Insurance Law; Litigation: Construction; and Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants

Richard S. Dukes – Commercial Litigation

John S. Wilkerson – Professional Malpractice Law: Defendants


R. Hawthorne Barrett – Insurance Law

Reginald W. Belcher – Litigation: Labor and Employment

J. Kenneth Carter, Jr. – Product Liability Litigation: Defendants

Michael E. Chase – Workers’ Compensation Law: Employers

Cynthia C. Dooley – Workers’ Compensation Law: Employers

Mark B. Goddard – Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants

Catherine H. Kennedy – Litigation: Trust and Estates; and Trusts and Estates

Lanneau Wm. Lambert, Jr. – Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; and Real Estate Law

Edward W. Laney, IV – Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants

Ian D. McVey – Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law

Charles F.  Moore – Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants

Thomas C. Salane – Appellate Practice; Insurance Law; and Product Liability Litigation: Defendants

Carmelo B. Sammataro – Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants

Frank G. Shuler, Jr. – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Employment Law: Management; Litigation: ERISA; Litigation: Labor and Employment; and Mediation  

W. Duvall Spruill – Commercial Litigation; Litigation: Banking and Finance; Litigation: Construction; and Litigation: Real Estate


J. René Josey – Appellate Practice; Criminal Defense: General Practice; and Criminal Defense: White Collar

Arthur E. Justice, Jr. – Employment Law: Management; and Litigation: Labor and Employment


David H. Keller – Workers’ Compensation Law: Employers

David L. Moore – Appellate Practice; Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants; and Product Liability Litigation: Defendants

Myrtle Beach

R. Wayne Byrd – Commercial Litigation; Litigation: Banking and Finance; Litigation: Mergers and Acquisitions; and Litigation: Trusts and Estates

William E. Lawson – Litigation: Construction


The Turner Padget attorneys receiving the Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” award for 2019 are:


David L. Moore, Jr. – Product Liability Litigation: Defendants


Franklin G. Shuler, Jr. – Mediation

Lanneau Wm. Lambert, Jr. – Real Estate Law

Thomas C. Salane – Appellate Practice

W. Duvall Spruill – Litigation: Banking and Finance


J. René Josey – Criminal Defense: General Practice

Myrtle Beach

R. Wayne Byrd – Litigation: Trusts and Estates

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers in America has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because its research is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in the guide is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers in America “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”