Advocate's Journal

Families Helping Families

Our Sowell Gray family adopted two families to help this year for Christmas through The Palmetto Project, Families Helping Families.  With the generous donations of our staff and attorneys, we are able to donate all of these presents to the families!

Advocate's Journal

A Perspective from the Chair of Leadership Columbia

By Nick Haigler Leadership Columbia (LC) Class of 2015, comprised of 60 existing and emerging leaders with the Columbia area, kicked off their year in August with orientation at Edventure and in September with a class retreat at Camp Kinard in Batesburg.  From these incredible experiences, the class has chosen and developed their class project, […]

Firm News

Tyson certified as Circuit Court mediator

COLUMBIA, SC – Rob Tyson, member of Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC, has been certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court’s Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification as a Circuit Court mediator. This certification allows Tyson to serve as a neutral and impartial communicator between parties to encourage and facilitate resolution of a dispute. […]

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Watson: Lawyers proudly work to assist military veterans

As Veterans Day approaches, we salute our military’s role in preserving the freedoms we sometimes take for granted. Every day members of our nation’s military serve on the front lines, risking their lives to protect the freedoms and democracy we enjoy. The South Carolina legal community is proud to serve and assist our veterans who […]

Firm News

Richland County Bar Association Past Presidents Reception

We hosted a reception honoring the past presidents of the Richland County Bar Association in our office yesterday evening. It was so nice to speak with those who helped shape the history of the Richland County Bar.  A good time was had by all! [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”9″ gal_title=”Richland County Bars Past Presidents Reception”]  

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The 38th Annual SCWCEA Conference Wrap-up, including the importance of file review during the first 150 days of a claim

By Bob Horner The Sowell Gray Stepp and Laffitte workers’ compensation team recently attended the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association (SCWCEA) 38th Annual Educational Conference in Hilton Head, South Carolina.  The Annual Conference is designed to educate those who are involved in workers’ compensation claims in the state, including attorneys, employers, and claims’ adjusters.  […]

Accolades, Firm News

Sowell Gray included in 2015 edition of Best Law Firms in America

Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC has been ranked among the nation’s most prominent law firms in key practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers, a publication that recognizes the top practices in the nation, including four Tier One rankings. Sowell Gray was recognized as a Tier One law firm in four areas: commercial litigation; […]

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Sowell Gray participates in Light the Night Walk

Sowell Gray’s team raised over $3390 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk! Many thanks to our generous family, friends and colleagues who helped us reach our goal. We had a great time participating in this special event!

Firm News

Beard elected to South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Education Association Board

Grady Beard, a member of Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC, has been elected to the Board of Directors of SCWCEA. Beard was unanimously elected by the board to fill an unexpired seat. SCWCEA is a non-profit organization of over 800 workers’ compensation professionals in South Carolina that conducts educational programs and provides educational resources […]

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Five Tips on Appellate Writing from a Former Law Clerk

By Ben Gooding When I first started at the South Carolina Court of Appeals, a fellow law clerk described my new place of employment as a “written court.” At that time, the description didn’t make much sense to me.  However, over the next two years, I discovered the description was actually quite fitting.  While parties […]