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Sowell Gray expands scope of appellate practice group

COLUMBIA, SC – The Appellate Practice Group at Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte LLC, has expanded its focus to provide legal representation and support in cases originating outside the firm.

Sowell Gray has long handled appeals on cases originating within the firm, but with the growing complexity of procedural and issues that arise on appeal and before, the firm has decided to expand its reach to assist in matters originating outside of the firm.

“Some lawyers and firms simply do not do appellate work, and we can certainly handle the appeal for them. Others may want a fresh set of eyes on the case. And still others may find it valuable to have an appellate lawyer on the team during trial or post-trial to help posture the case for appeal. In any of these situations, we can help,” practice group chair Tina Cundari said.

“Members of our group are experienced oral advocates who understand the importance of a well-written brief. As litigators, we deal with appellate issues on a regular basis as they arise in our cases,” Cundari continued. “We are prepared to use this experience in the appellate courts and in litigation to help other lawyers in their cases.”

The firm’s Appellate Practice Group includes several former appellate law clerks who offer insight into the appellate process and who know how to frame and analyze issues on appeal to make a persuasive case.

The firm has represented clients in state and federal appellate courts of all levels and has experience in a range of practice areas, including commercial law, constitutional law, property disputes, medical malpractice, personal injury, family law and workers’ compensation.

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