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Associate Dean of Students Abby Edwards Saunders is resigning from the Charleston School of Law effective August 15 to pursue a master’s degree in tax law from New York University, President and Dean Andy Abrams



Saunders joined the law school in 2005 as director of student services. In addition to her duties as associate dean, she has taught several courses, including advanced civil procedure, aviation law, and Law Practice Management and Economics. She received her law degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Assistant Dean of Students Brett Barker will become Acting Associate Dean of Students, Abrams said.


Moore & Van Allen announced that Neil (Trey) C. Robinson III has been admitted to the South Carolina State Bar.  Robinson is on the corporate team, and focuses his practice in the areas of business, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and commercial real estate law.


Attorney Mark Joye of Joye law firm in North Charleston was elected to represent the South Carolina Association for Justice on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice, the world’s largest trial bar.


Collins & Lacy appointed Partners-in-Charge for its offices in Greenville, Charleston and Myrtle Beach. The new Partners-in-Charge are Jack Griffeth (Greenville), Bennett Crites (Charleston) and Will Bryan (Myrtle Beach).


Griffeth focuses his law practice on defense trial work, representing employers in employment-related litigation and mediation. As a certified circuit court mediator by the South Carolina Bar, Griffeth has built an extensive mediation practice over the years where he conducts civil court mediations on a wide variety of cases including torts, contracts, and employment.


Crites practices in the areas of products liability, premises liability, automobile negligence, defamation, insurance bad faith, and professional liability. Crites also practices in transportation and trucking law, where he is experienced in litigating cases from minor injury to wrongful death and catastrophic injury.


Bryan is chair of the firm’s transportation & trucking practice group.  He represents national and regional motor carriers, passenger bus companies, and their drivers in suits ranging from minor accidents and cargo claims to high-exposure, catastrophic injury claims often involving brain injury, paralysis, burns, and wrongful death.


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