Turner Padget Continues Growth With Addition of Three Attorneys

Posted On September 17, 2019

Turner Padget is pleased to announce the addition of three new attorneys to the firm’s Columbia office: shareholders Kelli L. Sullivan and L. Patricia (Tricia) Wharton, and associate Ashtin D. Kilpatrick. The arrival of these lawyers reflects the firm’s growth of its core services and industry groups.

“Kelli, Tricia and Ashtin each bring a unique perspective and impressive skill set to our firm that will bolster our ranks within our core practice areas and industry groups,” said C. Pierce Campbell, CEO of Turner Padget. “Adding such well-respected practitioners as Kelli, Tricia and Ashtin provides great benefit to our clients. We are committed to recruiting top legal talent and providing opportunities for female attorneys to excel in their careers.”

Sullivan joins Turner Padget as a shareholder and focuses her practice on litigation in the areas of insurance coverage, medical malpractice and licensing, and nursing home defense. She has worked on all sides of the litigation spectrum, including representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases and working as in-house counsel for Nationwide Insurance, where she evaluated insurance claims and coverage. She also represented doctors, health care facilities, nurses and other health care entities in negligence claims and before regulatory boards. In addition, Sullivan is a certified mediator and has mediated personal injury, malpractice and business dispute matters. She earned her law and undergraduate degrees from the University of South Carolina.

Wharton joins Turner Padget as a shareholder where she advises buyers, sellers, developers and lenders on commercial real estate transactional matters, including land acquisitions, survey and title issues, title work, title insurance and more. She also helps clients draft and negotiate commercial contracts and loan documents. In addition, her practice concentrates on matters related to the purchase and sale of a business, such as entity formation of limited liability companies, buy-sell and shareholder agreements, title examinations, wills and trusts and more. She earned her law and undergraduate degrees from the University of South Carolina.

Kilpatrick joins Turner Padget as an associate and concentrates her practice on commercial and residential real estate transactions. She represents both lenders and borrowers with an emphasis on drafting and negotiating contracts, identifying and curing title issues, preparing title insurance policies, reviewing and guiding clients through loan documents, and arranging for 1031 like-kind exchanges. Kilpatrick earned her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Wofford College.