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Cundari among those honored as top Midlands young professionals

COLUMBIA, SC – Tina Cundari, a member of Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte LLC, has been inducted into the 2012 “20 Under 40” Class of outstanding business professionals in the Midlands.

In its ninth annual edition, “20 Under 40” recognizes young professionals who have made an impact in the community and who show great promise as future leaders.

In addition to her work with Sowell Gray since 2005, Cundari’s professional resume includes a two-year clerkship with The Honorable Jean Hoefer Toal, Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court. During her second year of clerking, she taught legal writing at the University of South Carolina School of Law. In 2010 she spent four months as a law clerk to The Honorable Joseph F. Anderson, Jr., United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Cundari’s community service includes her current position as chair of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia. She’s also president of the Shandon Neighborhood Council. She’s been an active member in the South Carolina Bar, previously serving as co-chair of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division Cinderella Project.

Cundari, who grew up in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, earned a bachelor’s degree at the College of Charleston and a law degree at the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Her practice at Sowell Gray focuses on commercial litigation and business dispute resolution, as well as appellate advocacy.

About Sowell Gray

Located in Columbia’s historic Vista district, Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte LLC provides business and litigation representation in all state and federal trial and appellate courts. Founded in 1996, the firm serves clients ranging from multi-national corporations to small businesses and individuals. For more information, please visit