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Chambers and Partners Ranks Gallivan White Boyd As A Leading Law Firm In South Carolina

Columbia, S.C. – May 27, 2021

Three attorneys also ranked in the 2021 Chambers USA edition

Gallivan White Boyd (GWB) is pleased to announce its inclusion as a ranked law firm in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA. Chambers USA ranks the top lawyers and law firms across the United States, including up to 79 individual practice areas in all 50 states and Washington, DC. To determine its rankings, Chambers and Partners analyzes information gained via submissions and interviews that center around technical ability, client service, team depth, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, and value for money. GWB is ranked in South Carolina for Litigation: General Commercial.  One commenter told Chambers and Partners that GWB “is top-notch; they’re really strong and very diverse in the things that they handle.” With four offices across the Carolinas, the firm frequently represents businesses and individual clients in business and commercial disputes, insurance matters, arbitration and litigation.

Additionally, partners Gray T. Culbreath, John T. Lay, Jr. and Daniel B. White were chosen as leading attorneys practicing commercial litigation. Combined, Culbreath, Lay, and White have more than 75 years of experience handling complex business and commercial litigation matters.

Gray T. Culbreath is an experienced trial and appellate attorney who concentrates his law practice on products liability, business and commercial litigation, transportation, class actions, and professional negligence. He is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a past president of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (SCDTAA) and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, and Lawyers for Civil Justice, in which he has also served in a number of leadership roles. According to Chambers and Partners, sources say, he “is a great lawyer” who is “[k]nown for trying to find creative solutions for clients.”

John T. Lay, Jr. offers a diverse practice with extensive expertise in a range of complex, high-stakes disputes including business litigation, products liability, legal malpractice, class actions and mass torts. Recently, Super Lawyers®, a Thomas Reuters publication, named Lay as one of the Top 25 Lawyers in South Carolina. He is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. He is also a past president of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), SCDTAA, and the South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, as well as a former member of the Boards of Directors of IADC, the Defense Research Institute, and Lawyers for Civil Justice. Sources told Chambers and Partners that Lay is a “worthy adversary” who is “[k]nown for being a very zealous advocate and a very good trial attorney.”

Daniel B. White is a former president of the South Carolina Bar and former Chairman of the SC Bar House of Delegates. His legal practice focuses on products liability, mass torts and complex commercial litigation. White has also been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers® for his practice in Personal Injury-Products: Defense. He has been included in South Carolina Super Lawyers® listing since its inception. White is also included in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers® edition in multiple categories: Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation & Class Actions; Personal Injury Litigation; Product Liability Litigation: and Railroad Law. White is State Co-Chairman of the Litigation Council of America.

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