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Lisle Traywick becomes state chair of ABA’s Council of Appellate Lawyers

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Lisle Traywick, a member of Robinson Gray law firm, has been named South Carolina state chair of the Council of Appellate Lawyers for the American Bar Association.

The ABA describes the council as “the first and only national appellate bench-bar organization” and says its “mission is to foster a dialogue among federal and state appellate lawyers and judges that will improve appellate advocacy and strengthen ties among the numerous appellate bar associations.”

The state chairs promote awareness of the council and “collaborate with state, local, and federal appellate practitioners, bar groups, and courts to develop educational programs and other resources as well as networking opportunities for appellate lawyers nationwide.”

Appellate advocacy is a particular focus of Lisle’s civil litigation practice at Robinson Gray. He has represented governmental entities and public officials, litigating constitutional and election-related issues, and represented businesses and individuals in state and federal court. He also advises public utilities and represents them in regulatory proceedings. Through his diverse practice, he has gained experience handling injunctions, declaratory judgment actions, class actions, extraordinary writs, complex appeals, and original jurisdiction cases.

A Columbia native, Lisle graduated cum laude from Wofford College, receiving a bachelor’s degree in government with a concentration in political thought and a minor in economics. He then earned his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he served as Editor in Chief of the South Carolina Law Review.

Before joining Robinson Gray, Lisle clerked for the Honorable H. Bruce Williams at the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the Honorable David C. Norton at the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.

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