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Gallivan, White & Boyd has opened a new office in Charleston. The firm now has offices in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Anderson. Gallivan, White & Boyd also announced that Mikell Wyman joined the firm as a partner and that Blakely Molitor joined the firm as an associate. Wyman and Molitor will practice out of the firm’s new Charleston office.  Wyman’s practice is focused on defending employers, insurance companies, self-insured corporations, third party administrators, and claims servicing agencies in workers’ compensation matters. Molitor concentrates her practice on the defense of workers’ compensation claims.

Collins & Lacy announced that Meghan Hall joined the firm’s Columbia office. Hall is an associate and she focuses her practice on retail and hospitality law.

Gallivan, White & Boyd announced that Breon C. M. Walker has been elected to the Board of Directors for the 701 Center for Contemporary Art. 701 CCA is a visual art center that promotes understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process, and the role of art and artists in the community.

K&L Gates announced that Julius “Sam” Hines, a partner in the Charleston office, has been elected chairman of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute. Hines is a member of the firm’s maritime practice group.

Bob Coble, a partner in Nexsen Pruet’s Columbia office, has earned the 2015 Martin Luther King Social Justice Award for community service from the University of South Carolina.

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart announced that John Merrell has been elected to the position of shareholder. Merrell practices in the firm’s Greenville office and focuses his practice on all aspects of labor and employment law.

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