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Cundari becomes president of John Belton O’Neall American Inn of Court

Tina Cundari, a member of Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC, has been sworn in as president of the John Belton O’Neall American Inn of Court, an organization dedicated to fostering excellence in professionalism, ethics, and legal skills.

“Tina’s election to this honored position speaks to her great commitment to professionalism and the high esteem in which she is held in our legal community,” said Sowell Gray Managing Member Cal Watson, himself a former president of the Inn of Court. “We are proud of her for this accomplishment and know she will serve the John Belton O’Neall Court well.”

The John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court was formed in South Carolina in 1986 and meets monthly during the academic year for programs and discussions on ethics, civility, and legal skills. Membership is by invitation.

Tina has been a member of the Inn for 8 years. Named one of the “20 Under 40” by The State Newspaper in 2012, she has been named a South Carolina “Super Lawyer” Rising Star in the area of business litigation in 2012 and 2013. She is the immediate past chair of the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia.

Born in Chicago and raised in Ladson, South Carolina, Cundari is a graduate of the College of Charleston and the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill. Her practice at Sowell Gray focuses on business litigation, professional liability and ethics, and appellate law.

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 in South Carolina. Founded in 1996, the firm serves clients ranging from multi-national corporations to small businesses and individuals. For more information, please visit