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Carter Massingill Elected Partner at Gallivan White Boyd

Greenville, S.C. – January 1, 2023

Gallivan White Boyd is pleased to announce that Carter Massingill has been elected a partner in the firm.  Carter works in the firm’s Greenville, South Carolina office. Carter is a business and construction litigation attorney who has been with GWB since January 2017.  He regularly handles complex litigation involving construction, real estate, and development, including breach of contract and warranty claims, construction defect matters, product liability, payment issues and liens, restrictive covenants and catastrophic personal injury claims. Representative matters have involved:

  • Multi-million-dollar class action construction defect cases.
  • High-value delay and liquidated damages claims.
  • Wrongful...

Gallivan White Boyd has been listed in 2023 Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers®. The Firm was recognized regionally in 20 practice areas, including twelve First-Tier Rankings. Firms included in the 2023 Best Law Firms list are recognized for professional excellence and based on impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal proficiency. The 2023 Edition of Best Law Firms ranks law firms in 75 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan-based practice areas. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same...

Gallivan White Boyd is excited to announce that partner Jordan Crapps has been selected as one of the 61 participants for the Leadership Columbia Class of 2023 (LC23). LC23 class will kick of the 50th year of programming for Leadership Columbia. The Columbia Chamber of Commerce offers this ten-month educational program as a way to engage emerging and existing leaders in the Midlands area with an opportunity to embrace their civic knowledge and network. The program curriculum includes monthly class day sessions, a retreat, a class project, and a variety of enrichment activities around the area. Since its inception, Leadership Columbia has celebrated more than 2,000 graduates. To learn more about the program, see...

Twenty-six attorneys have been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. With an almost 40-year history of highlighting top legal talent in America, Best Lawyers® has become an important resource for finding experienced lawyers nationwide. Peer-reviewed listings by Best Lawyers® are now published in almost 75 countries around the world. Gallivan White Boyd congratulates the following attorneys included on the 2023 Best Lawyers® list: CHARLESTON

  •  A. Grayson Smith Personal Injury Litigation
  •  James M. Dedman IV Litigation - Insurance
  • Christopher M. Kelly Railroad Law
  •  Johnston Cox Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation
  • Gray T....

Gallivan White Boyd is pleased to announce the selection of attorneys, Jordan Crapps, Jessica W. Laffitte and Thomas Twehues, as 2023 Ones to Watch by Best Lawyers in America©. This recognition is given to attorneys who are early in their careers and provide outstanding professional excellence in private practice within the United States. Jordan Crapps (Columbia) was named Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation and Litigation-Securities. Jessica W. Laffitte (Columbia) was named Ones to Watch for Product Liability Litigation. Thomas Twehues (Greenville) was named Ones to Watch for Workers’ Compensation Law.  About the Firm Gallivan White Boyd handles a variety of complex litigation for local, regional and...

Gallivan White Boyd partners Amity S. Edmonds and T. David Rheney were named 2023 Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers in America© in Greenville, South Carolina. Each year, only one lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the Lawyer of the Year. These lawyers are selected based on voting averages received from peer-review assessments. Amity S. Edmonds was named Lawyer of the Year for Workers’ Compensation Law in the Greenville area. She is listed in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the Workers’ Compensation practice area. T. David Rheney was named Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation in the Greenville area. Rheney is listed in the 2023...

31 Gallivan White Boyd attorneys have been nominated and selected by their peers for inclusion in Columbia Business Monthly, Greenville Business Magazine and Charleston Business Magazine’s 2022 Legal Elite. Legal Elite winners are chosen by area attorneys that are members of the South Carolina Bar. This is the only regional awards program that gives every active attorney the opportunity to participate. The magazine lists the top recipients in 26 categories. Congratulations to the following attorneys who have been recognized:

  • Blakely Bellamy- Workers’ Compensation
  • Debbie Brown- Employment
  • Ian Conits - Business Litigation, Estate & Trust - Litigation
  • A. Johnston Cox– Personal Injury
  • Jordan...

H. Mills Gallivan Awarded Richard T. Boyette Award

Greenville, S.C. – July 15, 2022

Gallivan White Boyd is pleased to announce that Partner, H. Mills Gallivan, is the 2022 recipient of the Richard T. Boyette Award for Outstanding Contributions to the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence. The Boyette Award is the highest award bestowed by the NFJE and is presented to a person who has:

  • Demonstrated a commitment to excellence in judicial education;
  • Shown exceptional creativity and dedication in program development;
  • Excelled in fundraising activities on behalf of NFJE; and
  • Exemplified professionalism in promoting the case for a well-educated, independent judiciary.
NFJE President, Thomas Ganucheau, noted that “Mills exemplifies the commitment, dedication and professionalism...

Gallivan White Boyd (GWB) is pleased to announce its inclusion as a ranked law firm in the 2022 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...

Gray T. Culbreath receives Order of the Palmetto

Columbia, S.C. – May 11, 2022

Gallivan White Boyd is honored to announce that Partner, Gray T. Culbreath received the Order of the Palmetto on May 11, 2022. Governor Henry McMaster awarded Culbreath for his outstanding service to the South Carolina State Museum. Gray T. Culbreath has served the Museum Commission under four governors and three executive directors in his 22 years of service. Nineteen of those years, he served as Commission Chair, and his leadership was invaluable in guiding the museum through various projects. Culbreath is the Partner in Charge of the Columbia office and sits on GWB’s Executive Committee. Gray's law practice includes defending product manufacturers in product liability suits brought both individually and...

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