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Sam Wellborn becomes vice chair of SC Bar’s Diversity Committee

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Sam Wellborn, an associate with Robinson Gray law firm, has been named vice chair of the Diversity Committee of the South Carolina Bar.

He will serve in the role for the 2020-2021 term. His plans while in this position include:

  • Developing a joint event for this fall with the S.C. Chamber of Commerce related to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Playing an active part in the committee’s efforts to engage prospective lawyers and develop the pipeline of diverse legal professionals.
  • Supporting the committee’s continuing efforts to offer in-house training and moderated discussions on diversity and inclusion for law firms and other organizations.

The Bar’s Diversity Committee promotes full and meaningful participation in the legal profession in South Carolina by people of diverse backgrounds. This is in keeping with the values of Robinson Gray, which holds to the principle that having a staff that reflects the entire community is crucial.

Sam made presentations in 2019 on the importance of diversity and inclusion for both the Palmetto Paralegal Association CLE and the S.C. Leaders Forum.

Sam is a member of Robinson Gray’s business litigation practice group, and primarily focuses his work on regulatory and administrative law. Through his education and experience, Sam has developed an in-depth understanding of how policy and the law influence decision-making within regulatory frameworks.

Sam completed his bachelor’s degree and a Master of Public Administration degree at the University of South Carolina. During that time, he served eight years in the Army Reserves and was deployed to Baghdad in 2005. He received his Juris Doctor degree in 2013 from Wake Forest University School of Law, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy.