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W. Duffie Powers, A. Grayson Smith and Breon C.M. Walker Honored as “Rising Stars Under 40” by Benchmark Litigation

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Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A. is pleased to announce that Greenville attorney Duffie Powers and Columbia attorneys Grayson Smith and Breon C.M. Walker have been chosen as “Rising Stars Under 40” by Benchmark Litigation. Benchmark Litigation undertakes a six-month research period where researchers examine recent casework handled by attorneys, interview clients, and ask individual litigators to offer their professional opinions on peers. “Rising Stars Under 40” are partners aged 40 or younger who have been identified through this research and earmarked as leaders in the legal profession for the next 20 years.

Duffie Powers has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation in the area of Construction Law. Construction Law is a significant focus of Powers’ practice along with creditors’ rights and commercial litigation. Having previously worked in the construction industry, Powers has a unique insight into the challenges faced by contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and design professionals.

Grayson Smith was honored in the Insurance Defense practice area by Benchmark Litigation. A compassionate trial lawyer and confidant, Smith’s practice centers on personal injury defense, construction defect litigation, insurance coverage disputes, and insurance fraud investigation. As a former public defender in South Carolina’s 12th Judicial Circuit, Smith combines his investigative skills with his trial experience to carefully craft trial strategies that meet the demands of each case.

Breon C.M. Walker was also distinguished by Benchmark Litigation for her legal practice. The focal point of Walker’s practice is motor vehicle liability, premises liability, product liability, and commercial litigation. Walker also has years of trial experience in state and appellate courts that dates back to her time as an Assistant Attorney General.