Columbia Attorneys John Hudson, Shelley Montague, and Lindsay Joyner Recognized as “Legal Elite” by Columbia Business Monthly


The law firm of Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A. is pleased to announce that Columbia attorneys John Hudson – Insurance Law, Shelley Montague – Construction Law, and Lindsay Joyner – Banking and Finance have been selected as “Legal Elite” for 2015 by Columbia Business Monthly (CBM).  CBM asked attorneys in the Midlands to nominate other attorneys who in their opinion were leading lawyers in 20 particular practice areas.

John Hudson is a shareholder in the firm’s Columbia, South Carolina, office and is currently the leader of the firm’s professional liability team. Hudson focuses the insurance portion of his practice primarily on defending professional negligence claims, particularly claims involving physicians, dentists and other licensed medical providers.  Beyond those individuals in the medical field, he also represents attorneys, engineers and land surveyors and other construction professionals in various matters. Hudson also represents a wide array of licensed professionals before state administrative and regulatory agencies, including but not limited to the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

Shelley Montague is also a shareholder in GWB’s Columbia office.  Montague has focused on litigation throughout her legal career and has centered her practice on complex construction, commercial, business, insurance, and personal injury matters. She has represented clients in state and federal courtrooms in all areas of South Carolina and frequently handles cases involving multimillion dollar damage claims.

Montague has extensive experience in the litigation of complex construction matters. She regularly represents professionals in the construction industry such as contractors, design professionals, and suppliers. Montague represents these clients in alleged construction defect matters including but not limited to design and construction, multi-family home defect claims, class actions, grading, and water intrusion.

Lindsay Joyner is an associate that practices in the firm’s Columbia, South Carolina, office.  Her practice places an emphasis on banking, business and commercial litigation, professional negligence, and economic development. Joyner handles a wide variety of banking issues, including advising bankers on policy and customer issues that arise as well as litigating matters from an offensive and defensive perspective. Additionally, she represents corporate and individual clients in business and commercial litigation matters as well as professional liability defense.

With four offices across the Carolinas, Gallivan, White and Boyd frequently represents corporations, businesses, and individual clients in complex business and commercial disputes, arbitration, and litigation.  Several core areas of competency for the firm include:

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Transportation Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Corporate Planning and Commercial Transactions
  • Economic Development and Incentives
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Negligence Litigation
  • Toxic and Mass Torts
  • Workers’ Compensation Defense

Gallivan, White & Boyd continues to be ranked by Chambers USA as a Leading Law Firm for Business.  In its 2015 edition of Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers notes that GWB “continues to earn praise for its strong litigation practice” and that it has been “particularly noted for its experience in healthcare and pharmaceutical matters.”  Gallivan, White & Boyd has also received significant recognition recently by being selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of “Best Law Firms” published by U.S. News & World Report.  In 2013, the firm also received the Defense Research Institute’s Law Firm Diversity Award.

CBM is a business information periodical in Columbia, South Carolina, for business leaders, rising stars, entrepreneurs, and any people or groups that have a vested interest in the success of the Columbia business community. CBM focuses on the news and developments that affect, or were initiated in the Midlands of South Carolina.