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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 that...

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...

Gallivan White Boyd is pleased to announce that Christopher M. Kelly, who also serves as the Partner in Charge of GWB’s Charlotte office and on GWB’s Executive Committee, has been elected as President of The Transportation Lawyers Association ("TLA"). Founded in 1937, TLA is an independent bar association of approximately 900 members who are in-house, government, and private practice attorneys and practice primarily in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Whether in advice, litigation, or regulatory assistance, members assist providers and commercial users of domestic and international logistics and transportation services. As commercial transportation is a specialized area of the law, TLA is dedicated to...

Gallivan White Boyd is proud to announce that partner and former DRI President, John E. Cuttino has received DRI’s 2022 Sheryl J. Willert Pioneer Diversity Award. This award was presented at the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar luncheon on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. DRI is the largest international membership organization of attorneys who defend the interests of businesses and individuals in civil litigation. www.dri.org. Named for Sheryl J. Willert, the first woman and first person of color to serve as President of DRI, the award honors and recognizes an individual’s demonstrated commitment and outstanding accomplishments in the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the legal...

Gallivan White Boyd (GWB) is pleased to announce that 15 attorneys from the firm’s Greenville and Columbia offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers®. For the fifth time, 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 multiphase selection process that includes peer nominations, independent third-party research, and peer reviews by other attorneys in their primary practice area. The 12 GWB attorneys listed as...

Gallivan White Boyd has been listed in 2022 Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers®. The Firm was recognized regionally in 15 practice areas, including 11 Tier 1 Rankings in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina. Firms included in the 2022 Best Law Firms list are recognized for professional excellence with impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal proficiency. Gallivan White Boyd received the following Tier 1 rankings in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers® - Best Law Firms:

Metropolitan Tier 1

Charleston

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

 Columbia

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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 top-notch;...

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