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McNair Family Law recently celebrated its opening in Summerville. The firm was founded by Carolyn McNair, who formerly practiced with the Parise Law Firm in Columbia.

Thurmond Kirchner Timbes & Yelverton announced that the firm has added Thomas J. Rode as an associate. Rode focuses on civil litigation, business litigation and appellate practice.

Turner Padget announced that Elaine H. Fowler, a shareholder in the Charleston office and a member of the firm’s business transactions group, has been elected to serve as the 2014-2015 president of the South Carolina Bar Foundation effective July 1.

Moore & Van Allen is pleased to announce that the firm’s public affairs counsel Robert “Rob” R. Smith was appointed to serve on the board of directors of RecyclonomicsSC. Smith’s term commenced in May, and he will serve for two years.

Nexsen Pruet attorney Brad Waring has been reappointed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal to serve an additional four-year term on the South Carolina Judicial Council. His term will expire on June 30, 2018.

Nexsen Pruet remains on The National Law Journal’s list of the 350 largest law firms in America, ranked 224th. This year, only two South Carolina-based firms made the list. The journal ranked Nexsen Pruet as the second largest firm in South Carolina behind Nelson Mullins. South Carolina Lawyers Weekly also ranked Nexsen Pruet second largest in South Carolina on its annual largest law firms list.
J. Ashley Twombley of Twenge + Twombley Law firm in Beaufort was elected to serve as chairman of the board of directors for the United Way of the Lowcountry.
The president of the South Carolina Bar has selected Carlock Copeland Partner Michael Ethridge to serve as chair of the South Carolina Bar’s Task Force on Attorney Wellness.

McKay, Cauthen, Settana & Stubley announced that Partner, Kelli Sullivan, has been asked to serve as chair of the South Carolina Bar Ethics Advisory Committee. Sullivan has been a member of the committee for 10 years.

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