YCRLAW is pleased to announce that Catherine Holland Chase and Matthew O. Riddle have been named Partners at our firm. Catherine practices in numerous areas of law, specializing in Commercial Litigation and Appellate work. Matt practices primarily in the firm’s workers’ compensation practice group.
Brian Quisenberry recently received an award for "Outside Panel Counsel of the Year" from a large national auto-parts retailer he represents. The award recognized Brian's outstanding work in obtaining great results in the recent cases he has defended for the retailer. Brian is one of more than 150 attorneys from all over the country who serve as panel counsel for this client.
YCRLAW is honored to announce that the law firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2017 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms." This Tier 1 ranking was determined from the firm's overall evaluation, which was derived from a combination of factors including clients feedback and the high regard that lawyers in other firms in the same practice areas have for the firm.
2016 has brought it’s challenges to Charleston and to YCRLAW, but our community continues to emerge stronger than before. To read our firm’s 2016 Update, please click here.
In 2013, YCRLAW attorneys Steve Brown, Russ Hines, and Perry Buckner successfully obtained a dismissal of a class action filed against their client. That ruling was appealed shortly thereafter, and last week, the South Carolina Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of the class action by the trial court.
Joe Tierney and Christine Toporek recently obtained a defense verdict in a medical negligence case tried in Charleston County, South Carolina. In the case, the Plaintiff’s estate alleged the hospital’s emergency department failed to diagnose a C5 cervical fracture. The case was litigated for two weeks with a defense verdict being rendered on September 9, 2016.
YCRLAW is pleased to announce that Wallace “Buster” Holland has been named Lawyer of the Year for Workers Compensation Law – Employers for 2017 by Best Lawyers in America.
YCRLAW is pleased to announce that the following YCRLAW attorneys have been chosen for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America:
- Mike Branham for Trusts and Estate;
- Stephen Brown for Litigation – Insurance;
- Jay Davis for Commercial Litigation;
- Carol Ervin for Employment Law – Management and Litigation – Labor and Employment;
- Duke Highfield for Litigation – Insurance;
- Wallace "Buster" Holland for Workers' Compensation Law – Employers ;
- Wilbur Johnson for Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor and Employment;
- Michael Molony for Administrative / Regulatory Law and Insurance Law; and
- Drake Rogers for Workers' Compensation Law – Employers
Selection to Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than three million confidential evaluations by top attorneys.
In his role as Immediate Past President for the South Carolina Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Brian Quisenberry is hosting the Federal Bar Associations’ annual Introduction to Federal Practice Seminar on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in The Honorable Sol Blatt, Jr. Courtroom at the Federal Courthouse in Charleston. The Honorable Mary Gordon Baker will speak regarding practice in the Federal Court. In addition, the seminar will include a variety of speakers on such topics as the United States District and Magistrate Courts, Admission to the District Court, Clerking in the District Court, Alternative Dispute Resolution in Federal Court, Federal Criminal Practice and Federal Civil Practice. The FBA is anticipating over 35 summer associates from firms in the Charleston area to attend the event.
Michael Molony recently attended the Bermuda Monetary Authority Captive Insurance Conference. The conference covered numerous current topics in risk management ranging from health insurance coverage to cyber security. A current review of Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) and Captive Tax issues were also presented. The conference was attended by more than 800 attendees where some of the largest multinational corporations in the world discussed their risk management profiles and continued evolution of new ideas for captives. The conference enables the YCRLAW Captive Insurance group to stay abreast of current developments as the South Carolina domicile continues to distinguish itself as one of the premier on shore jurisdictions.
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