Turner Padget Recognized as Leading Litigation Firm by Benchmark Litigation

COLUMBIA, S.C., October 1, 2010 — Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized in the 2011 edition of Benchmark Litigation: A Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys as a recommended litigation firm in South Carolina. This marks the second consecutive year in which Turner Padget has earned Benchmark’s recommendation.

In addition, the publication recognizes six of the firm’s shareholders as “Local Litigation Stars,” R. Wayne Byrd (Myrtle Beach), Edward W. Laney IV (Columbia), Steven W. Ouzts (Columbia), W. Duvall Spruill (Columbia), Timothy D. St. Clair (Columbia) and John S. Wilkerson (Charleston). “Local Litigation Stars” are considered to be among the most senior litigators in the state. D. Andrew Williams (Columbia), Richard S. Dukes (Charleston) and Nicholas William Gladd (Columbia) are listed as “Future Litigation Stars,” which indicates a strong level of litigation experience.

Benchmark is published by Legal Media Group, part of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. In compiling its guide, Benchmark’s researchers conducted extensive interviews with leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel to determine the top firms and attorneys for litigation in the U.S. The firms selected for the list are renowned within the business and legal communities for the quality of their trial work and their litigation professionals. The full list of firms and attorneys included in the 2011 guide can be found at www.benchmarklitigation.com.

About Turner Padget
Founded in 1929, Turner Padget is one of South Carolina’s largest law firms with 91 attorneys and five offices in Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville and Myrtle Beach. The firm provides clients in many industries with quality legal services in areas such as arbitration and mediation, business entity planning and organization, business litigation, construction and environmental litigation, employment and labor law, estate and tax planning, insurance coverage analysis and litigation, intellectual property, personal injury defense litigation, products liability, professional liability, real estate transactions, trucking and transportation, and workers’ compensation. For additional information, visit www.turnerpadget.com.

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