Turner Padget Earns National Recognition in Chambers USA

Posted On May 26, 2017

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. is pleased to announce the firm's national recognition in the 2017 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 two practice areas: Labor & Employment and Litigation – General Commercial.

In addition, seven 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 2017 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


C. Pierce Campbell, Litigation – General Commercial

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 a number of areas. Clients interviewed by Chambers praised the firm’s strength in trial preparations, "they [Turner Padget's lawyers] diligently collected the facts and advised on the case parameters and procedures."  

Individually, Byrd is noted by clients as a “very strong litigator with great experience.” Campbell is known by sources for his ability to “think outside the box” and clients describe him as “dedicated and easily reachable.” Wilkerson’s clients described him as “a very experienced lawyer who is helpful in analyzing a case and producing efficient results.” Carter is listed for his regular defense of "trucking firms and automotive manufacturers in litigation” and his clients consider him “very knowledgeable, experienced 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.”  Feedback from Belcher’s clients affirmed that he is "a very capable attorney."

In the Real Estate section, Lambert is noted for his “handling of financings and development matters in the commercial real estate space.” Clients describe him as “a wonderful lawyer and delightful gentleman. He is always looking for ways to get the deal done while protecting his clients’ interests.”

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