Columbia Business Monthly names 24 Robinson Gray attorneys to its Legal Elite list

COLUMBIA, S.C.Columbia Business Monthly has named 24 Robinson Gray attorneys to its “Legal Elite of the Midlands” list for 2023, with seven of them being among the top vote-getters.

The list honors Midlands lawyers considered outstanding in their respective practice areas by their peers.

Here are those named as top vote-getters, with the practice areas in which they are being cited:

  • Betsy Gray: Anti-Trust; Corporate Law – Securities
  • Molly Campolong: Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights
  • Matt Hill: Commercial Real Estate
  • Bill Metzger: Corporate Law – Business Organizations
  • Paul Hoefer: Foreclosure
  • Becky Laffitte: Maritime
  • Shannon Till Poteat: Worker’s Compensation – Defendant

Aside from that top list, the magazine also named these attorneys in the following practice areas:

  • Lisle Traywick: Appellate
  • Beth Richardson: Appellate; Estate & Trust – Litigation
  • Molly Campolong: Bankruptcy and Debtor Rights
  • Ben Gooding: Business Litigation; Professional Liability
  • Maura Greg: Commercial Real Estate
  • Kevin Garrison: Commercial Real Estate
  • Chris Boguski: Corporate Law – Banking & Finance
  • Bill Metzger: Corporate Law – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Frank Ellerbe: Energy & Utilities; Environmental
  • Jasmine Smith: Estate & Trust – Litigation; Estate & Trust – Planning
  • Tim Thompson: Estate & Trust – Planning; Tax and Estate Planning
  • Kerk Spong: Foreclosure
  • Rob Tyson: Government – Relations
  • Monty Todd: Healthcare; Medical Malpractice – Defendant
  • Michael Montgomery: Insurance; Personal Injury – Defendant
  • Becky Laffitte: Personal Injury – Defendant; Product Liability – Defendant
  • Kelly Morrow: Mediation
  • Cal Watson: Professional Liability
  • Grady Beard: Worker’s Compensation – Defendant
  • Ashley Dixon: Worker’s Compensation – Defendant

The magazine has been publishing the Legal Elite feature since 2010. The selection process begins with nominations from more than a thousand active lawyers in the Midlands. While attorneys are allowed to nominate members of their own firm, for each in-firm nomination there must be a corresponding out-of-firm nomination. Attorneys are not allowed to vote for themselves.

“We very much appreciate this recognition by Columbia Business Monthly, as well as by our colleagues in the legal profession in the community,” said Cal Watson, the law firm’s managing member.

About Robinson Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC

Located in the BullStreet district, Robinson Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC, is a South Carolina law firm that offers a tailored, hands-on approach. It provides business transactional and litigation representation in all state and federal trial and appellate courts in South Carolina. The firm’s 36 attorneys serve clients ranging from multi-national corporations to small businesses and individuals. For more, visit