COLUMBIA, SC – Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC attorney Nicolas L. Haigler has joined the board of directors of Leadership Columbia, a program that helps up-and-coming business people connect more deeply with their community.

Haigler was a member of Leadership Columbia’s Class of 2010, as well as recipient of the Glenn Jacobus Award. That honor, which is awarded after a class vote, goes to the person who consistently exhibits outstanding leadership through out the year.

Leadership Columbia is sponsored by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Each year it brings together more than five dozen young business people who attend seminars about everything from education to the environment. Class members also participate in a group project aimed at improving the Midlands.

As a board member, Haigler will help design and implement the Leadership Columbia program, selecting participants and establish governing policies.

Haigler, a Midlands native and a graduate of the Mississippi College School of Law, joined Sowell Gray in September 2007. In addition to serving on the Leadership Columbia board, he’s a member of the Board of Directors for the Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade and volunteers his legal services with Hannah House, a faith-based transitional housing facility serving women and their children from Columbia and the surrounding communities.

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 sowellgray.com.