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2022 Edition of Best Lawyers in America© Gallivan White Boyd partners Gray T. Culbreath, John T. Lay, Jr., Shelley S. Montague and Jennifer E. Johnsen were named 2022 Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers in America©. 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. Gray T. Culbreath was named Lawyer of the Year for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants in the Columbia area. Culbreath was also listed in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the following practice areas: Appellate, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial...

2022 Best Lawyers in America© – Ones to Watch Gallivan White Boyd is pleased to announce the selection of attorneys, Drew Bradshaw, Jordan Crapps, Jessica W. Laffitte and Thomas Twehues, as 2022 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. Drew Bradshaw (Greenville) was named Ones to Watch for Transportation Law. 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 - Defendants. Thomas Twehues (Greenville) was named...

Gallivan White Boyd is pleased to announce that twenty-eight attorneys have been included in the 2022 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 2022 Best Lawyers® list:

CHARLESTON

 CHARLOTTE

COLUMBIA

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...

Gallivan White  Boyd (GWB) is pleased to announce that 21 attorneys from the firm’s Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers®. Most notably, Super Lawyers recognized GWB Partner John T. Lay as one of the Top 25 Lawyers in South Carolina.  Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters, lists the top 5% of the attorneys in the state who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers utilizes a multiphased selection process that includes peer nominations, independent third-party research, and peer reviews by other attorneys in their primary practice area. The 14 GWB attorneys...

Gallivan White Boyd is pleased to announce growth throughout the Carolinas. The firm welcomes associate attorneys to each of its offices in North Carolina and South Carolina. Julia Ann Bradshaw is a litigation attorney in the firm’s Charleston, South Carolina, office. A graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, Julia’s practice includes insurance coverage and torts and personal injury matters. Julia is an active member of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association and the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association. James “Brad” Cheek is an associate in the Charlotte, North Carolina, office concentrating his practice on commercial transportation and tort and personal injury....

Partner T. David Rheney has been AV Preeminent® Rated with Martindale-Hubbell for 15 years. The American registry recently honored David for this outstanding endorsement by both peers and the Judiciary. In existence for more than 130 years, Martindale-Hubbell was the first publication to provide attorney ratings to assist the public with information when making a decision to seek legal advice. Martindale-Hubbell is a peer-review rating system with client input that rates legal ability and ethical standards. An AV Preeminent® rating is Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer rating standard. The rating is given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise,...

Partner John T. Lay Jr. has been elected Dean of the Corporate Counsel College of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) for 2022. IADC has been serving a distinguished membership of corporate and insurance defense attorneys and executives since 1920. Its activities benefit approximately 2,500 invitation-only, peer reviewed members and their clients, as well as the civil justice system and the legal profession. IADC takes a leadership role in many areas of legal reform and professional development. As Dean, John T. will continue to uphold the organization's mission to ensure equal opportunity in the legal profession, creating a pipeline of future leaders in the field that reflect the diversity of...

Gray T. Culbreath has been appointed treasurer of the Southeastern American Board of Trial Advocates (SEABOTA). SEABOTA is a chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) that promotes ABOTA’s goal of preserving the Seventh Amendment, enhancing the honor of the legal profession and civility in the practice of law. Gray T. Culbreath represents corporations, individuals and insurers in trials and appeals. For over 30 years, he has handled complex trials and appeals in federal and state courts across South Carolina. His career has taken him from Army courtrooms to almost every federal and state courthouse in South Carolina. Gray principally practices in the areas of commercial and class action...

Attorney Zach Weaver has been named by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a Go To Lawyer in business law. The “Go To Lawyers” program identifies and recognizes top lawyers across the state in a given practice area. The first field of practice for this new program is business law. A Go To Lawyer is a lawyer who is well-versed in the nuances of case law, statutes, issues, and regulations business clients will encounter. Zach is a business and commercial litigation partner in the firm’s Greenville, South Carolina, office. He represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex issues before and during litigation, providing guidance on resolving disputes and trying them to a jury when appropriate. Some of Zach’s most...

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