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H. Mills Gallivan Elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

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GWB senior shareholder H. Mills Gallivan has been elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC). The FDCC is an international organization composed of leaders in the legal community. FDCC membership is an honor, as members have been judged by their peers to have achieved professional distinction, and are committed to promoting knowledge, professionalism, fellowship and the cause of justice.  Prior to his election as Secretary-Treasurer, Gallivan served the FDCC as a Senior Director.

Gallivan has spent 38 years serving clients as a civil defense litigator in the areas of workplace practices, personal injury and commercial matters. He is now focusing a major portion of his practice on mediation while continuing to be a significant influence on Gallivan, White & Boyd’s litigation practices. Gallivan’s election to the position of Secretary-Treasurer of the FDCC continues his role as a leader in the community and the legal profession.  His long list of service includes:

  • Senior Director of the FDCC
  • Chairman of the Board of National Foundation for Judicial Excellence
  • Past President of National Foundation for Judicial Excellence
  • President of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • President of the Haynsworth-Perry American Inn of Court,
  • Commissioner for City of Greenville Planning Commission
  • President of Rotary Club of Greenville Foundation.

Gallivan has previously received the Defense Research Institute Exceptional Performance Citation and was the 2010 recipient of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association’s prestigious Robert Hemphill Award.  He is perennially featured as one of the Best Lawyers in America and a South Carolina Super Lawyer. Gallivan, White & Boyd Managing Shareholder John T. Lay, Jr. states, “Mills has been a leader in the legal profession since he began practicing nearly 40 years ago.  His continued contributions and past leadership has left a lasting mark on the practice of law.”