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.
On February 27, Catherine H. Chase will speak on the topics of handling email, social media, and other ESI (Electronically Stored Information) and ethical considerations at the upcoming continuing legal education seminar, The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit.
Brian Quisenberry and Leslie Whitten will be speaking at the upcoming seminar for SC Prima on March 5 and 6 in Greenville, SC. They will speak about overlapping issues in employment and workers’ compensation laws as well as Cybersecurity. To learn more, or to register, go to this link.
YCRLAW attorney Duke Highfield obtained a directed verdict in favor of their client in Horry County, South Carolina, in November of 2017. The plaintiff sued for premises liability and negligence per se, and sought damages alleging permanent and total disability. At no point was a demand ever submitted by plaintiff’s counsel for less than $6,000,000.00. The directed verdict was issued at the close of the plaintiff’s case on the third day of trial that was scheduled to last the week.
Wallace “Buster” Holland celebrates his 45th anniversary with YCRLAW this year. Buster started the firm’s Workers’ Compensation group and currently serves exclusively as a mediator for workers’ compensation claims. YCRLAW is tremendously grateful for Buster’s service, and we look forward to his continued work as a mediator.
YCRLAW was pleased to sponsor a table of the Charleston Chapter of Ellevate Network’s 3rd Anniversary Breakfast where Joan Robinson-Berry of Boeing South Carolina spoke about knowing the corporate culture, controlling your personal brand, and improving our community. Tori Anderson, Catherine Chase, Carol Ervin, Stephanie Ramia, and Leslie Whitten were able to attend this inspiring event along with some YCRLAW clients. Catherine Chase is also the Co-President of the Charleston Chapter of Ellevate Network.
Duke R. Highfield has just celebrated his 25th anniversary with YCRLAW. Duke wears many hats at YCRLAW, including as the chair of four practice groups and chair of the firm’s marketing committee. YCRLAW greatly appreciates Duke’s service, and we look forward to many more successful years to come.
YCRLAW was overwhelmed by bears this week thanks to our generous staff and attorneys. Luckily, MUSC Children’s Hospital is helping each bear find a loving home.
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