Turner Padget Earns National Recognition in Chambers USA

Posted On April 29, 2019

Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. is pleased to announce the firm's national recognition in the 2019 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 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 2019 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 "formidable capability" in insurance defense matters and also offers expertise in such areas as product liability, construction disputes and personal injury.

Individually, Byrd is recommended for “his handling of a range of complex commercial disputes, including business torts and real estate litigation.” Wilkerson’s clients described him as “an excellent lawyer who is very knowledgeable about the insurance industry.” Carter is recognized for “his handling of product liability litigation, construction defect claims and trucking and transportation litigation.” His clients include major automotive manufacturers and construction contractors and subcontractors.

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 “high-quality” practitioner who has extensive experience in a range of issues pertaining to labor and employment law. According to clients, Belcher is “an effective advocate for employers engaged in employment litigation.” He leads on a range of cases, including retaliation and trade secrets claims.

In the Real Estate section, Lambert is a “highly regarded real estate attorney who is recognized for his handling of the financing and development of commercial real estate.” Clients all agree that Lambert has "an excellent reputation" in South Carolina.

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