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Sowell Gray named top litigation firm; 5 members included in 2015 Super Lawyers Business Edition

COLUMBIA, SC – Super Lawyers Magazine has named Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC, as a top litigation firm in South Carolina and recognized five members of the firm for inclusion in its 2015 Business Edition. The annual publication serves as a resource for business executives and in-house counsel across the United States and London. […]

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Sowell Gray included in 2016 edition of Best Law Firms

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. Sowell Gray was recognized as a Tier One law firm in the areas of: commercial litigation; insurance law; personal […]

Advocate's Journal

Sowell Gray’s Appellate Advocacy Group Devotes Significant Time to Pro Bono Appellate Matters

By Beth Burke Richardson Seven members of Sowell Gray’s appellate advocacy group devoted more than 870 hours (or approximately 22 forty-hour work weeks) to pro bono appellate work in the last two years.  Through both service on the South Carolina Appellate Practice Project and appointment by the Discretionary Panel of the United States Court of […]

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Four Sowell Gray attorneys highlighted in Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation, a definitive guide to the country’s leading lawyers and firms, has named Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC, one of the top litigation firms in South Carolina. Additionally, the guide has named individual Sowell Gray members Biff Sowell, Bobby Stepp and Betsy Gray as local “Litigation Stars” and member Amy Hill as a […]

ELECT Blog Election Law Essays on Current Topics

When Are Flawed Elections Voidable?

When are election irregularities so substantial as to void election results? That was the question before the Kentucky Court of Appeals in Adair County Board of Elections v. Arnold, No. 2015-CA-000661-MR, 2015 WL 5308132 (Ky. App. 2015). In Adair, Ben Arnold, an unsuccessful write-in candidate for mayor, and two voters, brought suit against the Adair […]

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Sowell Gray welcomes attorney Eve Goodstein

Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC is pleased to announce that Eve Goodstein has joined the firm as a new attorney. Eve graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, and was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society. She earned […]

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Personal Identifying Information is Exempt from FOIA

The South Carolina Court of Appeals reversed a trial court decision that ordered the City of Columbia to disclose the home addresses, personal telephone numbers, and personal email addresses for applicants who applied for the position of city manager. Plaintiff sent the City a Freedom of Information Act request for all materials relating to the […]

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An Email Constitutes Written Notice For Purposes of Rule 203(b)(1), SCACR

In Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Fallon Properties South Carolina, LLC, No. 2015-000157 (S.C. App. Aug. 26, 2015) (Shearouse Adv. Sh. No. 33), the South Carolina Court of Appeals found that an email from a court with the order on appeal as an attachment constitutes written notice of entry of the order under Rule 203(b)(1) […]

ELECT Blog Election Law Essays on Current Topics

The Ballot Selfie

Earlier this month, a federal court in New Hampshire struck down a 2014 enacted New Hampshire law that prohibited voters from taking and disclosing photographs of their completed ballots to let others know how they voted. The law was challenged on the grounds it infringed upon the plaintiffs’ First Amendment rights.  The Judge agreed and […]

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10 Robinson McFadden attorneys named to Best Lawyers

Robinson McFadden lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016. Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in […]