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March 2021

Chartwell Law continues its growth in the southern United States with the addition of partner Leslie M. Whitten and its first office in South Carolina, the firm’s 20th office.

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is proud to announce that Charlton deSaussure, Jr. was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Public Finance Law in Charleston.

January 2021

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that Trudy H. Robertson has been named co-managing member of the firm’s Charleston office. She will share the role with the office’s current managing member, H. Manning Unger.

Thurmond Kirchner & Timbes, P.A. is proud to announce that Sarah D. Baum has joined the firm as an associate attorney in their Charleston office.

Clawson Fargnoli, LLC is proud to announce that Bert “Skip” Utsey has joined the law firm alongside attorneys Sam Clawson, Jr., and Christy Fargnoli. The firm will now be known as Clawson Fargnoli Utsey, LLC, with offices in Charleston and Walterboro.

K&L Gates’ Charleston office is pleased to welcome three new associates to the firm.: Cecilia Ehresman, Christian Kolic and Melissa Yates.

In addition to ranking as a top 10 best law school for women by the Princeton Review, Charleston School of Law has garnered high ratings for its professors. Paul Caron at the TaxProf Blog has delved more deeply into the Princeton Review’s data for five different categories to see where law schools stand beyond the top 10 lists. He found that Charleston School of Law tied for number 2 law school for professors’ accessibility and the number 14 law school for interesting professors, which is based on how students rate the quality of teaching.

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that Jane Bouch Stoney has been elected a Shareholder in the firm.

December 2020

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that member Paul M. Lynch has been recognized as a “Go to Lawyer” for business law by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. He will be profiled in the publication’s Dec. 21 issue.

The Princeton Review has ranked Charleston School of Law a top 10 law school in the nation with the greatest resources for women. The number 8 ranking was based on student answers to a survey question on whether all students are afforded equal treatment by students and faculty regardless of their gender. It also took into account the school’s demographics. Charleston School of Law is 57 percent female and 44 percent male.

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Senior Attorney Raymond “Ray” Burroughs has joined their Taxation and Corporate Law practice groups.

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that Todd Hess has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property team as a Shareholder.

Global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Paul M. Eckles as a partner in the litigation and dispute resolution practice.

The Mason Law Firm, P.A. with offices in Mount Pleasant and Edisto Island, SC is very proud to announce that Delaney J. Mason, Charleston School of Law 2020, SC Bar 2020, has joined the firm as an associate attorney.

November 2020

Hall Booth Smith, P.C. welcomes attorneys Kevin J. Anderson and Thomas A. D. Barrow as associates to its office in Charleston, South Carolina.

The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) has announced that Melissa Fried Spence, a member at Nexsen Pruet in Charleston, has accepted an invitation to join the IADC, the preeminent invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests.

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have ranked the firm nationally and regionally on the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list.

Gallivan White Boyd has been listed in 2021 Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers®.

The Charleston office of global law firm K&L Gates has been recognized in seven categories in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2021 edition.

October 2020

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that Marshall Allen has joined as Special Counsel, based in the firm’s Charleston office; Carter Deupree is serving as Secretary of Leadership South Carolina’s Board of Trustees; and Elliot Condon, an associate in the firm’s Charleston office, has graduated from the Charleston Metro Chamber’s Spring 2020 Leadership Discovery Program.

Joel (Jay) Anderson Berly IV has joined the Charleston office of Butler Snow. He will practice with the firm’s commercial litigation group, focusing on a wide variety of complex civil litigation matters.

Gallivan White Boyd is pleased to announce that their firm has been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Edition of Benchmark Litigation – United States. and Grayson Smith has been recognized as a Future Star.

Haynesworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that Bryan Kitz has been selected to participate in the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Charleston Class of 2021; and that Best Lawyers®, a legal peer-review guide, has selected 15 attorneys for inclusion in The 2021 Best Lawyers in America©,