The following YCRLAW attorneys have been selected as part of the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©:
- William J. Bates: Real Estate Law,
- C. Michael Branham: Trusts and Estates,
- Stephen L. Brown: Litigation – Construction & Litigation – Insurance,
- D. Jay Davis, Jr: Commercial Litigation,
- Carol B. Ervin: Employment Law – Management & Litigation – Labor and Employment,
- Duke R. Highfield: Litigation – Insurance & Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants,
- Wallace G. Holland: Workers Compensation Law – Employers,
- Wilbur E. Johnson: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, & Litigation – Labor and Employment,
- Michael A. Molony: Administrative / Regulatory Law & Insurance Law,
- F. Drake Rogers III: Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
YCRLAW is pleased to announce that Duke R. Highfield was recognized as the 2019 Charleston, South Carolina Litigation-Insurance “Lawyer of the Year.” Only a single lawyer in each practice area in the community is honored with the “Lawyer of the Year” award.
Jay Davis, Jr. recently served as a faculty member for the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel’s Litigation Management College. Jay also presented at the American Law Firm Association on the topic of handling Arbitrations versus Jury Trials.
Jeff Wiseman recently obtained summary judgment from the Honorable Michael G. Nettles in favor of a client trucking dealership and repair company. The Plaintiffs had sued the client for fraud and Jeff Wiseman was successful in having this claims dismissed via summary judgment.
Duke Highfield and Billy Sweeny prevailed for the defense at the conclusion of a commercial trucking case in Horry County during May of 2018. The case involved an accident between the plaintiff’s car and the defendant’s cement truck. Plaintiff presented evidence and argued that the collision was a rear-end collision for which the defendant was solely at fault. Plaintiff argued that the defendant was exceeding the speed limit and failed to keep a proper distance when it collided into plaintiff’s vehicle. The defense presented evidence and argued that the plaintiff failed to yield the right of way to the defendant for which the plaintiff was solely at fault and comparatively negligent. The physical evidence of the accident scene, including most particularly the roadway markings, proved critical in establishing the defendant’s lack of negligence. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the defense on all charges.
YCRLAW is pleased to announce that D. Jay Davis, Jr., Carol B. Ervin, and Shawn Daughtridge Wallace have been named South Carolina Super Lawyers for 2018. Also, Brian L. Quisenberry and Matt Riddle have been named “Rising Stars” for 2018.
Duke Highfield has recently been accepted as a member of ABOTA, the American Board of Trial Advocates. ABOTA is dedicated to the highest ethical and technical standards of trial advocacy. It is an invitation only organization, which only accepts attorneys who have completed at least 10 civil trials as lead counsel and who demonstrate high personal character and an honorable reputation.
The SC Chapter of the Federal Bar Association recently selected Stephanie Ramia to attend the FBA Rising Professionals Symposium in Las Vegas, NV on behalf of the Chapter. As part of her selection, the FBA awarded Stephanie a scholarship to cover the cost of attendance. The conference provided a great platform of panel speakers and discussion relevant to Stephanie’s practice experience in Federal Court.
The Court of Appeals recently affirmed the Workers’ Compensation Commission’s denial of two hearing loss cases for failure to timely provide notice of the repetitive trauma injury to the employer. F. Drake Rogers, III handled the cases before the Commission, and Stephen L. Brown and Catherine H. Chase handled the cases before the Court of Appeals.
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