Accolades & Announcements

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December 2018

Eric Robinson, an assistant professor who teaches media law at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina, has joined Fenno Law as Of Counsel.

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm is pleased to announce the addition of Brian P. Hubacher. Brian will be joining the firm as an Associate Attorney and will be practicing in the area of Probate Law.  Additionally, Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm recently opened a new West Ashley office at 473 Savannah Highway in Charleston.

November 2018

Willson Jones Carter & Baxley, P.A. would like to congratulate Johnnie Baxley and his wife, Michelle, on receiving the College of Charleston Alumni Award of Honor.  This award is presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Alumni Association or to the College and it is the highest honor awarded by the College of Charleston Alumni Association.

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.