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  • When he is not practicing law, Michael Molony presides as a judge over Charleston’s livability court, which is designed to address things like noise violations that threaten the charm of our great city.  Michael helped create this court in 2002, and now Florence has adopted this same model.  Michael discussed the livability court in the ABA Journal released this month.  To read the article and learn more about the livability court, click here.

  • YCRLAW continues to celebrate 50 years of service this year.  To view this year’s firm brochure, which includes our 50th anniversary video and personal bios on each of our attorneys, click here. 

  • YCRLAW is pleased to announce that the following YCRLAW attorneys have been chosen for inclusion in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America:

    Selection to Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than three million confidential evaluations by top attorneys.

  • Brandt Horton recently obtained a defense verdict in Charleston County Circuit Court.  The Plaintiff filed suit after the Defendant struck him from behind at approximately 50mph.  The Plaintiff alleged the Defendant was negligent in causing the accident, and sought past and future medical expenses as well as damages for ongoing pain and suffering.  Brandt successfully convinced the jury that the Defendant was not negligent, notwithstanding the fact that she struck the Plaintiff from behind.

  • D. Jay Davis, Jr.  and James E. Scott secured a defense verdict after a week-long medical malpractice trial in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.   The Plaintiff initially filed suit alleging medical malpractice and violation of civil rights.   The Plaintiff specifically alleged that a correctional-facility healthcare provider failed to timely diagnose, refer, and/or treat his neuro-tuberculosis.  The Plaintiff alleged these failures lead to permanent blindness.  The Plaintiff sought actual and punitive damages in the case.  In closing arguments, the Plaintiff asked the jury to award a mid-seven figure number in damages and also attempted to prove gross negligence in hopes of defeating the South Carolina cap on non-economic damages.   The jury ruled in favor of the Defendant on all issues.

  • Frank Staiano recently presented a webinar to ACE American Insurance Company E&O underwriters as well as architects, engineer brokers and insureds regarding design and contract administration issues facing design professionals. 

  • D. Jay Davis, Jr. recently spoke to the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel at its annual meeting in Banff, Canada on the topic of defense of a communicable disease case.  Jay spoke to the plenary session on the liability aspects and defense of a communicable disease exposure and the disruptive effects an outbreak on the operations at large healthcare institutions.

    D. Jay Davis, Jr. has been elected to a two year term as the Chair of the Healthcare Section for the Federation of Defense and Corporate counsel.

  • YCRLAW attorneys Joe Tierney and Christine Toporek obtained a defense verdict in June 2015 at the conclusion of a 5 day trial in Georgetown County, South Carolina.  In the case they represented and defended a physician who specializes in Internal Medicine against allegations of medical negligence. 

    * This result does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

  • Bill Bates and Mike Branham represented the seller of Middleburg Plantation in connection with its recent conveyance.  Middleburg is located on the east branch of the Cooper River in Berkeley County and is the site of what is generally thought to be the oldest wooden plantation residence in the state.  Bob Clement and Bates also represented Jane Hill when she and her husband Max Hill acquired the plantation in 1981 and continued to advise them since then on matters concerning the plantation.  Middleburg was granted in the 1690’s, just 20+ years after the first English settlement at Charlestown on the west bank of the Ashley River and 10+ years after that settlement moved to the present location of Charleston on the peninsula between the Ashley and Cooper rivers.  The main house is dated from 1697, is a landmark building in the history of the State and the nation and is a National Historic Landmark listing. In addition to the main residence, the property contains a commissary, the remains of a steam-powered rice mill and several brick out-buildings that likely served as slave quarters in addition to other plantation related uses.  The property has a history of being held for long periods of time by a handful of families and was the residence of noted bird painter Edward von Siebold Dingle.  It has frequently served as the location of a “picnic on the lawn” for worshippers at nearby Pompion Hill Chapel after an Easter-season service.

  • This year YCRLAW is celebrating our 50th year as a law firm.  We know that a law firm is only as good as the community it serves and we at YCRLAW are so grateful to our clients and the Charleston community for our success.  Please watch this video commemorating our firm’s 50th anniversary and consider it a small token of our gratitude for each of you who have made all this possible.

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2015 Firm Brochure

YCRLAW continues to celebrate 50 years of service this year. View this year’s firm brochure, which includes our 50t...
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