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  • YCRLAW continues to monitor the changing landscape for businesses and individuals caused by COVID-19.  We have compiled a Quick Reference Guide of recent orders regarding the status of the State of South Carolina, the City of Charleston, relevant Court Orders, and Miscellaneous South Carolina links.  We will update this Quick Reference Guide as necessary.  YCRLAW has been tested by more than a few hurricanes in our more than 50 years of practice, so we are lucky to have a business continuity plan in place which allows our lawyers and support staff to work remotely.  We are thankful for our clients, our employees, our community, and our loved ones.

  • YCRLAW is pleased to announce that Matthew Harrison has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney. Prior to joining YCRLAW, Matt worked for a local civil defense law firm.  While in law school, he was a member of the South Carolina Law Review and served as the Chief Justice of the Mock Trial Bar. He was also one of fifteen law students chosen to join the John Belton O’Neall America Inn of Court.  He will be, primarily, a member of the Trucking and Transportation Practice Group.

  • YCRLAW is pleased to announce that Christian Fober has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney. Prior to joining YCRLAW, Christian clerked for the Honorable C. Weston Houck, U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina and then worked for a local defense firm.  While in law school, he served as the Technology and Marketing Editor of the Charleston Law Review.  He will be, primarily, a member of the Trucking and Transportation Practice Group.

  • YCRLAW is pleased to announce that Robert S. Dodds has joined the firm as Special Counsel.  Robert previously worked as a solo practitioner and has spent much of his career in assisting businesses with planning and taxation issues.  Robert holds an LL.M. in Taxation and will be, primarily, a member of the Business, Insurance, Real Estate and Regulatory Matters Practice Group.

  • YCRLAW is pleased to announce that James D. “Tripp” Gandy, III has joined the firm as Special Counsel. Prior to joining YCRLAW, Tripp was a solo practitioner.  He has a wide range of experience in the practice of law, including insurance defense in State and Federal Courts, family law, and estate planning. Tripp will be, primarily, a member of the Professional Liability Practice Group.

  • YCRLAW is pleased to announce that Victoria L. Anderson and Nicholas J. Rivera have recently been named partners at YCRLAW.  Tori practices primarily in Trucking and Transportation, and Nick practices mainly in Construction Law.  Congratulations to Tori and Nick!

  • YCRLAW attorneys delivered presents for a family of 6 recently placed in housing via One80 Place. We are excited to bring this family some holiday cheer this Christmas!


  • YCRLAW was honored to receive the 2019 Corporate Citizen Award from the Charleston Trident Urban League (CTUL) at its recent Equal Opportunity and Diversity Gala.  CTUL promotes diversity and racial inclusion and provides multifaceted programs that assist African Americans and all other underserved groups to achieve social equality and economic self-sufficiency.  YCRLAW is honored to support CTUL and its work in our community.

  • D. Jay Davis, Jr. has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.

    The special induction ceremony at which D. Jay Davis, Jr. became a Fellow took place before an audience of 807 during the recent Induction Ceremony at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the College in Vancouver, British Columbia. The meeting had a total attendance of 950.

    Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.

    Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,800 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows. The College maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.

  • YCRLAW is pleased to announce that Cole Shannon has joined the firm as an associate in our Construction Law practice group. In law school, Cole served as the Executive Editor and Research Editor on the Journal of Law and Policy, served on the Moot Court Board, and authored appellate briefs in the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court as a member of Wake Forest’s Appellate Advocacy Clinic. He also won the CALI Award for Appellate Advocacy and the Dean Suzanne Reynolds Award for Academic Excellence in Great Jurists.  During law school, he interned for the Honorable J. Michelle Childs and the Honorable David C. Norton. In his free time, Cole enjoys golfing, watching football, and spending time with his friends and family.