Accolades & Announcements

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November 2018

Rosen Hagood is honored to be included in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list. Recognition on this list reflects the high level of respect the firm has earned among both peers and clients for its legal skill, 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

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Charleston attorney William (Sam) E. Applegate, III has been named to the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly inaugural Hall of Fame.

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have recognized the Charleston office of Moore & Van Allen PLLC  in their 2019 “Best Law Firms” ranking. It received a Tier 1 Metropolitan “Best Law Firm” in two practice areas, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Corporate Law.

October 2018

The American College of Trial Lawyers (the College) has presented its Griffin Bell Award for Courageous Advocacy to criminal defense attorney Andrew J. Savage III. The award honors trial lawyers who have persevered in the pursuit of an important cause despite substantial personal danger, fear, unpopularity, opposition or other extreme difficulties. In its 54 years of existence, the award has been extended previously only 14 times.

Michael Allen, an attorney in the Charleston office of Pope Flynn, has been included in Charleston Business Magazine’s 2018 Legal Elite listing.

Charleston Business Magazine has released its second annual Legal Elite of the Lowcountry list. Rosen Hagood is pleased to announce that the following attorneys from our firm were recognized this year:

August 2018

At last month’s American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Alice Paylor, a Rosen Hagood partner, was elected the 2018-2019 President-elect of the National Caucus of State Bar Associations (NCSBA).

Established in 1993, the NCSBA coordinates efforts of state bar associations across the country in considering and proposing matters before the ABA House of Delegates. The NCSBA consists of two delegates from every state and the District of Columbia, as well as the territorial bar associations represented in the ABA House of Delegates, and the six regional state bar conferences.

Rosen Hagood is proud to announce that six of its attorneys were named to the 2019 Best Lawyers in America list. They include:

Daniel “Frank” Blanchard, III
Employment Law – Individuals
Litigation – Trusts and Estates

Andrew D. Gowdown
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Brewton “Brew” Hagood
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction

Alice F. Paylor
Bet-the-Company Litigation (2019 Charleston “Lawyer of the Year”)
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Labor and Employment

John E. Rosen
Commercial Litigation


Richard S. Rosen
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Securities
Litigation – Trusts and Estates
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Wall Templeton & Haldrup, P. A. is pleased to announce that Ford Thrift has joined the firm’s Charleston office as an associate attorney.

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that 69 attorneys representing each of the firm’s three offices were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019.

Corporate Member W. (Sam) E. Applegate III was named a Best Lawyers 2019 Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” and Litigation Member Douglas (Doug) M. Muller was named a Best Lawyers 2019 Appellate Practice “Lawyer of the Year.”

Other Charleston based attorneys on The Best Lawyers in America 2019 list include:

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.