COLUMBIA, SC – Six members of Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC have been named to the 2012 list of South Carolina Super Lawyers® and two named rising stars.

Six members of Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC have been named to the 2012 list of South Carolina Super Lawyers®.

Biff Sowell, Betsy Gray, Bobby Stepp, Becky Laffitte, Cal Watson and Monty Todd were listed in the annual publication, which is distributed to attorneys and certified law schools across the United States and reaches more than 13 million readers. The attorneys also will be highlighted in a special edition of Columbia Living this spring.

It’s the fifth consecutive year the six have earned Super Lawyer designations.

The six Sowell Gray attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list and the practice areas for which they are included are:
Betsy Gray – Business Litigation
Biff Sowell – General Litigation
Bobby Stepp – Business Litigation
Becky Laffitte – Personal Injury Defense: Products
Monty Todd – Personal Injury Defense: Products
Cal Watson – Business Litigation

The firm’s 2012 Rising Stars, which are up-and-coming attorneys who are either under 40 years of age, or who have been practicing law for 10 years or fewer include:
Tina Cundari – Business Litigation
Amy Hill – Business Litigation

Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.

Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selection is based on nominations from peers, evaluation by an independent research department and a blue-ribbon review by attorneys in the same practice areas. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators.