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Chambers and Partners Ranks Gallivan White Boyd as a Leading Law Firm in S.C.

Columbia, S.C. – May 8, 2020

Gallivan White Boyd is pleased to announce its inclusion as a Leading Law Firm in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA. Chambers USA ranks the top lawyers and law firms across the United States. Out of 6,695 total firm rankings, Gallivan White Boyd is ranked as a Top Tier Law Firm in South Carolina for litigation. 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 business attorneys practicing law in commercial litigation. Combined, Culbreath, Lay, and White have more than 75 years of experience handling complex corporate and commercial litigation matters.

Three attorneys also ranked in the 2020 Chambers USA edition.

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 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 (FDCC), 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 extremely thorough, very bright and a team player.”

John T. Lay Jr. offers a diverse practice with extensive expertise in a range of complex, high-stakes disputes including insurance coverage, professional malpractice and financial services litigation. 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 (ACTL). 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 (DRI), and Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ).

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 2020 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 2020 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 (LCA).

“Gallivan White Boyd celebrates this commendable achievement. Congratulations to our partners for continuing to excel in the legal industry.” –C. William McGee, CEO

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