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Rheney, Culbreath, and Vanderbloemen Named Lawyers of Year by Best Lawyers in America

GWB is pleased to announce the selection of T. David Rheney, Gray T. Culbreath, and Thomas E. Vanderbloemen as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practice areas by Best Lawyers. Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become a highly regarded guide for attorneys who exhibit legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-reviewed survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.  Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

T. David Rheney was selected as Best Lawyers’ 2014 Greenville Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year.”  Rheney’s law practice focuses on insurance, tort and personal injury, transportation, products liability, and professional negligence. He is the South Carolina representative for Insuralex, an international association of attorneys that center their practice on insurance and reinsurance law issues, as well as a member of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, International Association of Defense Counsel, American Board of Trial Advocates, Defense Research Institute and the Trucking Industry Defense Association. Rheney is a past Best Lawyers’ Greenville Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year” as well as being recognized as a South Carolina Super Lawyer and receiving the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating.

Gray T. Culbreath was named Best Lawyers’ 2014 Columbia Bet-the-Company Litigation “Lawyer of the Year.”  Culbreath concentrates his law practice on products liability, business and commercial litigation, transportation, class actions, and professional negligence practice areas.  He is a member of American Board of Trial Advocates, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, and Lawyers for Civil Justice. Culbreath is a past Best Lawyers’ Columbia Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” as well as being annually recognized in South Carolina Super Lawyer.

Thomas E. Vanderbloemen was selected as Best Lawyers’ 2014 Greenville Litigation – Intellectual Property “Lawyer of the Year.”  Vanderbloemen assists clients in pursuing, defending, and resolving disputes concerning patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and technology, and also handles other related intellectual property matters.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the Carolina Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Association, is a registered patent attorney, and is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.  Vanderbloemen received the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating and has been recognized in South Carolina Super Lawyer and Greenville Business Magazine’s Legal Elite.

GWB Managing Partner C. William McGee states, “This is a great honor for these three gentlemen. It is representative of how well respected they are within the legal community.  The firm congratulates them on their achievement.”