Turner Padget Earns National Recognition as Leading Law Firm in Chambers USA

Posted On May 03, 2018

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. is pleased to announce the firm's national recognition in the 2018 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 the practice area of:  Litigation – General Commercial.

In addition, six of the firm’s shareholders are ranked as leading practitioners in their respective fields. The complete Chambers USA guide is available today at

The Turner Padget attorneys recognized in the 2018 Chambers USA guide, along with the practice areas in which they were selected, are:


John S. Wilkerson, Litigation – General Commercial


Reginald W. Belcher, Labor & Employment

J. Kenneth Carter, Jr., Litigation – General Commercial

Lanneau Wm. Lambert, Jr., Real Estate

Franklin G. Shuler, Jr., Labor & Employment

Myrtle Beach

R. Wayne Byrd, Litigation – General Commercial

In Chambers' editorial comments on the firm, Turner Padget's Business Litigation and Insurance Litigation practices were noted as "a renowned South Carolina litigation group with five offices across the state" with "formidable capability" in insurance defense matters and also offers expertise in such areas as product liability, construction disputes and personal injury.

Individually, Byrd is noted by clients as a “talented lawyer” who is experienced in advising on a plethora of disputes. Wilkerson’s clients described him as “a very experienced lawyer” who handles an array of commercial litigation. Carter is highlighted for his work in product liability cases involving clients from the automotive industry and his clients consider him “very knowledgeable and result-oriented.”

Turner Padget's Workplace Law Group "offers a wide range of services to employers seeking labor and employment representation," according to Chambers.

Shuler is noted by Chambers as a “respected figure in the South Carolina market” and for his “strength as a mediator.”  According to peers, Belcher “does a nice job of representing his clients,” which include businesses and employers.

In the Real Estate section, Lambert is noted for “commercial real estate finance and development.” Clients describe him as “a wonderful lawyer and delightful gentleman.”

Every year, Chambers & Partners conducts thousands of in-depth interviews with clients in order to assess the reputations of business lawyers. Top firms and lawyers are ranked and their merits described – usually in the words of their clients that are interviewed by the Chamber’s research staff. It is the weight of client interviews that gives Chambers & Partners’ guides their highly valued credibility and reliability. For more information, visit