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Gallivan White Boyd (GWB) is pleased to announce that John “Jay” Jones has been selected as a “Power Player” Personal Injury attorney in the Carolinas by North Carolina & South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. To be considered a “Power Player,” an attorney is judged by a range of criteria, including leadership in his or her field; knowledge of relevant case law, statutes and regulations; experienced, with a record of success in cases and/or transactions; respected by other lawyers; and leadership in the community with a record of bar involvement and leadership.  Jay is a partner in the firm’s Charleston, South Carolina office.  He is an experienced civil litigator who defends individuals, businesses, and...

Gallivan White Boyd Welcomes Attorney Charles S. Verdin IV

Greenville, S.C. – February 15, 2024

Gallivan White Boyd (GWB) is pleased to announce that Charles S. Verdin IV has joined the firm as a partner in its Greenville office. Charles S. Verdin, IV has been practicing for almost 30 years. His practice includes  estate planning and probate law, tax law, and corporate law. In addition to his law degree, Chuck is a certified public accountant.  He is also a certified specialist in taxation law and in estate planning and probate law by the South Carolina Supreme Court.  He has significant experience with estate planning and planned giving, complex trust and probate administration, corporate formation and structuring, mergers and acquisitions, and federal, state, and local tax planning and...

Gallivan White Boyd has been listed in Best Lawyers® 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®.  The firm was recognized regionally in 19 practice areas, including eleven First-Tier Rankings.  Firms included in the 2024 Best Law Firms® list are recognized for professional excellence which are based on ratings from clients and peers. Debuted in 2010, Best Law Firms® utilized a rigorous, peer-to-peer, industry-driven evaluation.  Achieving a tiered ranking in Best Law Firms® signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.  Ranked firms, presented in three tiers, are recognized on a national and metro-based scale. Gallivan White Boyd received the following Tier-1 rankings in the...

Gallivan White Boyd (GWB) is pleased to announce that the firm and five of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2024 Edition of Benchmark Litigation® – United States. Benchmark Litigation® is the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys.  Rankings are based on extensive interviews with litigators, dispute resolution specialists and their clients, as well as analysis of the market’s most important cases and firm developments. Local Litigation Stars for each state reflect only those individuals who were recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers. GWB is honored to announce its Litigation Stars:

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Gallivan White Boyd (GWB) is thrilled to announce that partner T. David Rheney was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers at its annual meeting held in San Diego, California, on September 23, 2023. A native of Orangeburg, Rheney is located in GWB’s Greenville, South Carolina, office and is one of the firm’s most experienced trial lawyers. During his more than thirty-year career, he has tried hundreds of trials to verdict, including three of the most significant trucking/transportation cases tried in South Carolina in 2018 and 2019, obtaining very favorable results for his clients. He is also called upon to provide global legal counsel as the South Carolina representative and past president of...

Jennifer E. Johnsen Receives Leadership in Law Recognition

Greenville, S.C. – September 21, 2023

Gallivan White Boyd (GWB) is pleased to announce that partner Jennifer Johnsen was named a Leadership in Law honoree by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. Johnsen was one of 34 honorees at the SC Leadership Awards event held in Columbia, South Carolina.  Honorees are selected by a panel of judges.  Nominations, applications and letters of recommendation are evaluated based on professional accomplishments, bar leadership, community service, pro bono work and mentoring. Johnsen is not only a leader at GWB, but also in the legal profession and community at large. Within GWB, she leads the firm’s Insurance practice group. Within the broader legal community, she has held numerous leadership positions in the Federation...

2024 edition of Best Lawyers in America© Released Twenty-three attorneys have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Best Lawyers® is a seasoned and well-respected lawyer ranking service for lawyers from around the world.  For 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar practiced areas.  Best Lawyers® awards are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe. Lawyers who are nominated for consideration are voted on by currently recognized Best Lawyers working in the same practice area and located in the same geographic region....

2024 Best Lawyers in America© – Ones to Watch Gallivan White Boyd is pleased to announce the selection of attorneys, Matthew Covington, Jordan Crapps, Jessica W. Laffitte, Christine Ormand and Thomas Twehues, as 2024 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. Attorneys Covington, Crapps, Laffitte, and Ormand have been named to this list since 2021.  Twehues is named to the list for the second year in a row.

  • Matthew Covington (Charlotte) was named Ones to Watch for Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers.
  • Jordan Crapps (Columbia) was...

2024 Edition of Best Lawyers in America©  Gallivan White Boyd partners A. Johnston Cox, Curtis L. Ott, Gray T. Culbreath, and John T. Lay, Jr. were named 2024 Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers in America© in Columbia, 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. A. Johnston Cox was named Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Law in the Columbia, SC area. He is listed in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. Gray T. Culbreath was named Lawyer of the Year...

GWB is pleased to share that the firm is celebrating 75 years of productive and progressive client service Today GWB announced the celebration of the law firm’s 75 years of service. With a heritage dating to 1948, attorneys and support staff at Gallivan White Boyd (GWB) have worked tirelessly to build a progressive and productive law firm focused on providing high quality client service and the preservation of justice. With over 65 attorneys representing clients across the nation, GWB strives to showcase our excellence in the legal community with the firm’s successes rooted in attorney experience and client dedication. “We are thrilled to share this landmark milestone with our community and look forward...

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