Turner Padget Earns National Recognition for Three Practices

Posted On May 20, 2015

Seven Shareholders Also Recognized as Leaders in Their Field 

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. is pleased to announce that the firm has earned national recognition in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, a highly-regarded legal directory, featuring client-led intelligence on America’s leading lawyers for business. Turner Padget received the top rankings among South Carolina law firms in three practice areas: Labor and Employment, Litigation -- General Commercial and Real Estate. In addition, seven of the firm’s shareholders are ranked as leading practitioners in their respective fields. The complete 2015 guide of Chambers USA is available today at  

“Our top priority is always to provide first-class service to achieve the best possible results for our clients,” said R. Wayne Byrd, chief executive officer of Turner Padget, who is among the seven attorneys recognized. “While we are honored with these accolades, we are even more grateful that our clients were willing to share positive feedback regarding our attorneys with the researchers at Chambers. Their continued loyalty and support are the most important achievements we can receive.”  

The Turner Padget attorneys recognized by Chambers USA in the 2015 guide, along with the practice areas in which they were selected, are: 


John S. Wilkerson, Litigation – General Commercial

Shawn R. Willis, Real Estate


Reginald W. Belcher, Labor and Employment

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

Lanneau Wm. Lambert, Jr., Real Estate

Franklin G. Shuler, Jr., Labor and Employment

Myrtle Beach

R. Wayne Byrd, Litigation – General Commercial


Chambers USA praised Turner Padget’s Workplace Law Group for its “impressive track record,” and one client interviewed noted that, “not only do they give practical advice, but they are also very prompt in responding.” 

Turner Padget’s Business Litigation Practice “continues to work with high-profile clients, nationally and regionally,” said Chambers. One client noted that, “Helping me to understand and giving me the knowledge – that’s been invaluable. From the paralegals to the partners, they explain what’s going on.” 

For its Real Estate and Lending Transactions Practice, Chambers’ researchers uncovered feedback from clients that “everything they do is extremely effective,” and “it is nice having them in your corner to cover your back.” 

Individual attorneys were applauded for their creativity, attention to details, stellar reputation and legal knowledge. One client, in discussing a Turner Padget lawyer said, “He understood our market, and how we go about business.” 

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

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