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John T. Lay, Jr. Begins Term as President of the SC Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates

Lay New Bio HS 12-5-13

Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A. is pleased to announce that shareholder John T. Lay, Jr. has begun his term as president of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  Lay has long been active in ABOTA including service as its Treasurer of the Board of Directors. ABOTA was founded in 1957 with the purpose of preserving the civil jury trial.  ABOTA members display skill and integrity in an effort to assist younger attorneys with achieving a higher level of trial advocacy and to educate the public about the importance of the Seventh Amendment.

Lay has over 20 years of experience managing complex high-stakes litigation trying more than 100 cases to verdict. He has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America in six categories, is listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers Top 25, and was recently recognized as a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation. Lay has served with distinction in other professional organizations in the legal profession including as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Defense Counsel and as past president of South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association.

Additionally, Lay’s law firm, Gallivan, White & Boyd, has significant experience in complex litigation representing corporate and individual clients in business disputes, arbitration, and litigation. Business and commercial litigation handled by the firm’s attorneys include matters involving shareholder disputes, trade secrets, covenants not to compete and non-solicitation agreements, business torts, contract disputes, corporate finance, securities, insurance, sales transactions, debtor and creditor rights, and real estate and land use issues.