Sowell Gray Step & Laffitte, LLC, announces that seven of their 18 lawyers have been selected as Best Lawyers in their fields for the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

They are as follows:

Grady L. Beard – Workers’ Compensation Law

Elizabeth Van Doren Gray – Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation

Rebecca Laffitte – Personal Injury Litigation

Thornwell F. Sowell – Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation

Robert E. Stepp – Commercial Litigation

Monteith P. Todd – Personal Injury Litigation J.

J. Calhoun Watson – Commercial Litigation and Professional Malpractice Law

The firm was also ranked #1 in Professional Malpractice Law for both the city of Columbia and the state of South Carolina.

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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.