Accolades & Announcements

Please send your announcements and accolades to info@charlestoncountybar.org.

July 2018

Two associates from Rosen Hagood, Liam Duffy and Elizabeth Nicholson, were elected to the South Carolina Bar House of Delegates for the 2018-2020 Bar term.

June 2018

Rosen Hagood is pleased to announce that Bijan Ghom has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Ghom practices in the areas of business and commercial litigation, business and corporate law, employment and labor law, and construction law and litigation.


Michael Allen, an attorney in the procurement and construction practice of Pope Flynn, has been appointed to a four-year term with the Charleston County Community Development Advisory Committee.

May 2018

Erica M. Jackson, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Care partner in the Carolinas offices of global law firm K&L Gates LLP, was recently appointed to the SCBIO board of directors. SCBIO is a statewide, not-for-profit, public/private life sciences industry association and economic development organization formed to actively promote, build, support, expand, and convene South Carolina’s life sciences industry.


Maria C. Robinette has joined the law firm of Sottile, Hopkins & Lewis, LLC.  Her practices emphasizes real estate transactions, business transactions and formations, wills and probate administration.


Five partners from the Charleston office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA. They are:


Four attorneys in Moore & Van Allen PLLC’s Charleston office have been named to Super Lawyers’ 2018 top attorneys in South Carolina. They include:

Additionally, the firm is pleased to announce that seven of its practice areas received Band 1 top-tier recognition in the newly released 2018 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business legal directory. They include: Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A and Real Estate.


Rosen Hagood is pleased to announce that, for the third year in a row, over half of the firm has been selected to the 2018 South Carolina Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.  Those attorneys selected include:

* Denotes recognition on Rising Stars list

Sara A. Turner is pleased to announce the opening of her new firm, The Law Office of Sara A. Turner, LLC.

March 2018

K&L Gates’ Charleston office is pleased to welcome Jennifer “Jenny” A. Urban as an associate in the firm’s banking & asset finance practice group. In addition to Charleston, Jenny will also practice out of our New York office.


Motley Rice LLC, one of the nation’s largest plaintiffs’ litigation firms, is proud to announce that co-founding member Joseph F. Rice is the 2018 recipient of the South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ) “Founders’ Award.”

February 2018

The Staubes Law Firm, LLC is please to announce that Chris Staubes has been re-elected to serve as President of the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce.


Two members of the CCBA were inducted as officers in the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (SCDTAA). They are:


Bybee & Tibbals, LLC announces that Evan P. Williams has joined the firm as an Associate. He will assist firm clients in real estate litigation and eminent domain.

January 2018

Debra J. Gammons has been reelected to serve on the SC Bar House of Delegates.


Motley Rice co-founder, Joe Rice, has been appointed co-lead counsel in the National Prescription Opiate Litigation being coordinated in the Northern District of Ohio.


Duffy & Young, LLC is pleased to announce that Julie L. Moore has been elected as a shareholder in the firm.


Elizabeth Fulton has joined the Charleston office of Hall Booth Smith as an associate with a practice focused on general liability, insurance coverage and professional negligence and medical malpractice.


Robert W. Pearce and Michael G. Roberts have partnered to form Pearce Roberts Business Law, LLC.

December 2017

Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP announces Laura Paris Paton, Tyler P. Winton, and Tyler J. Wetzel have been selected to join the Firm’s partnership.


McNair is pleased to announce attorney Benjamin “Ben” H. Joyce has joined the firm’s Charleston office. Ben’s practice focuses on local government law and general business litigation matters.

November 2017

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have recognized Moore & Van Allen PLLC in their 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings, both nationally and within the Charleston metropolitan region.

Moore & Van Allen’s (MVA) Charleston office was named a Tier 1 Metropolitan “Best Law Firm” in three practice areas:

Tier 1 Metropolitan Rankings
Charleston, SC 

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Rosen Hagood is honored to be included in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list. Recognition on this list reflects the high level of respect the firm has earned over the past 70 years among peers and clients for its legal abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

The firm holds Tier 1 rankings for the following practice areas in Charleston:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law – Individuals
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP announces Laura Paris Paton, Tyler P. Winton, and Tyler J. Wetzel have been selected to join the Firm’s partnership.


McNair is pleased to announce attorney Benjamin “Ben” H. Joyce has joined the firm’s Charleston office. Ben’s practice focuses on local government law and general business litigation matters.