25 Turner Padget Attorneys Selected Among South Carolina Super Lawyers for 2015

Posted On 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.

The Turner Padget attorneys named among South Carolina Super Lawyers for the 2015 list are:


John K. Blincow, Jr. – Professional Liability: Defense

Richard S. Dukes – Personal Injury - Products: Defense

Elaine H. Fowler – Business/Corporate

John S. Wilkerson – Insurance Coverage


Reginald W. Belcher – Employment and Labor

J. Kenneth Carter, Jr. – Personal Injury - Products: Defense

Catherine H. Kennedy – Estates and Trust Litigation

Lanneau Wm. Lambert, Jr. – Real Estate

Steven W. Ouzts – Class Action

Thomas C. Salane – Insurance Coverage

Franklin G. Shuler, Jr. – Employment and Labor


J. Rene` Josey – Business Litigation

Arthur E. Justice, Jr. – Employment and Labor


Eric K. Englebardt – General Litigation

Myrtle Beach

R. Wayne Byrd – Business/Corporate

The Turner Padget attorneys named as Rising Stars are:


Brittany F. Boykin – Personal Injury - General: Defense

Ashley S. Heslop – Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense

Kristen N. Nichols – Creditor Debtor Rights

Nosizi Ralephata – Business Litigation

Shawn R. Willis – Real Estate


Nicholas William Gladd – Personal Injury - Products: Defense

Andrew W. Kunz – Personal Injury - General: Defense

Joshua D. Shaw – Class Action


C. Pierce Campbell – Business Litigation

Myrtle Beach

Audra M. Byrd – Civil Litigation: Defense

The selections for Super Lawyers are made by Law & Politics, a division of Key Professional Media, Inc. in Minneapolis, Minn. Each year, Law & Politics undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the Law & Politics’ attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area and a good-standing and disciplinary check. Super Lawyers can be found online at, where lawyers can be searched by practice area and location. 

Turner Padget recently celebrated its 85th anniversary as one of South Carolina’s leading law firms, providing straightforward, practical advice to meet clients’ legal needs. With offices strategically located in Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville and Myrtle Beach, the firm’s attorneys have a deep understanding of South Carolina’s laws and what it takes to do business in the Palmetto State. For more information, please visit Turner Padget online at