Turner Padget Graham & Laney announced that Franklin Shuler Jr., a certified specialist in employment and labor law, will be honored by the South Carolina Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section as the 2014 recipient of the Distinguished Lawyer Award.
Nexsen Pruet has been awarded the Outstanding Middle School Business Partner award for 2013-2014 by District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties. Chapin Middle School nominated the firm for its part in creating and implementing the Next Steps program, which positively impacts young women across the Midlands.
Nexsen Pruet attorney and Next Steps co-founder Laurie Becker accepted the award on behalf of the firm.
The Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce presented a lifetime achievement award to Jake Moore of the Moore Taylor Law Firm in Columbia. The award recognized Moore for his civic and professional involvement.
The attorneys of Rogers Townsend & Thomas announced the election of the firm’s board of directors, as well as three new shareholders. Robert Bryan Barnes was re-elected to the board and will serve as chair. Cynthia Durham Blair and Kristine L. Cato were also elected to serve on the board. All are shareholders practicing in the firm’s Columbia office.
The newly elected shareholders are James “Jake” Cluverius Jr., Sean Foerster and Joseph “Joe” Thompson IV.
Cluverius works in the firm’s Greenville office. He focuses his practice on insurance defense and related litigation. Jake also handles a variety of matters for community associations.
Foerster concentrates his practice in litigation, with particular emphasis on litigation involving real estate, title insurance, condemnation/eminent domain, tax sales, criminal forfeitures and foreclosures. He is located in the firm’s Columbia office.
Thompson works in the firm’s Charlotte office. He practices in the areas of real estate and litigation in both North Carolina and South Carolina. This includes title review and resolution, residential and commercial closings for buyers, sellers, lenders and loan servicers.
Richardson Plowden & Robinson announced that attorney Sheila Bias was presented with the Jonathan Jasper Wright Award by the University of South Carolina School of Law’s Black Law Students Association. The Jonathan Jasper Wright Award is given to an individual for excellence in the legal community. Bias was selected for her community involvement, involvement with the law school, and with the BLSA chapter.
Greenville native Emily Bridges has been elected editor-in-chief of the South Carolina Law Review. Bridges, a second-year law student at the University of South Carolina’s School of Law, succeeds Lisle Traywick, who served as the editor-in-chief of the student-managed and student-edited publication. Bridges began her position April 1.
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