COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – One Robinson Gray attorney has been named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, 14 other attorneys from the firm have also been recognized in the same publication.

Bill Metzger has been named Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year in Columbia, SC.  These designations are presented to a single attorney within each practice area and city.

Best Lawyers in America recognized Robinson Gray attorneys in the following practice areas:

Grady Beard, Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Kevin Bell, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law

Tina Cundari, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation

Frank Ellerbe, Administrative / Regulatory Law, Energy Regulatory Law, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Utilities Law

Kevin Garrison – Real Estate Law

Betsy Gray, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation

Nick Haigler, Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Becky Laffitte, Insurance Law, Litigation –­ Construction, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Transportation Law

Wilson McDonald, Real Estate Law

Bill Metzger, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Business Organizations (Including LLCs and Partnerships)

Michael Montgomery, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Kerk Spong, Real Estate Law

Bobby Stepp, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation

Monty Todd, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Cal Watson, Bet-The-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

The directory, which thousands of lawyers and corporations use annually, is regarded as a definitive guide to the legal profession in the United States. Based on confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country, the guide is advertisement-free and no fee is required to be included. All attorneys in the publication are subject to peer review within both their practice areas and their cities.

For the past eight years, Robinson Gray has been included in Best Law Firms in America, a companion publication to Best Lawyers. The new edition is set to be released in the fall.