Joseph L. Garcia III (2009) has been named a partner with Buist Byars & Taylor LLC, a real estate and business law firm in the Charleston, SC, area.
Steven J. Pugh (1990) has been selected as our new managing shareholder at Richardson Plowden. He succeeds Franklin J. Smith, Jr.,(Class of 1984) who served in this role for the last four years.
Haigh Porter (1965) was sworn in as Florence County’s official master in equity.
Attorney Lyndey Ritz Zwing (2012) of the Adams and Reese Columbia office was named the 2018 South Carolina Bar Young Lawyer of the Year for outstanding contributions to the community and the bar’s Young Lawyers Division.
The honor is the second honor for Zwing in 2018 as she was named to the 2018 Capital Young Professional (CYP) Awards Top Ten Finalists by Columbia Metropolitan Magazine and the United Way of the Midlands in February. Having been named the SC Bar’s Young Lawyer of the Year on March 9, Zwing will be officially recognized by the bar’s Board of Governors and House of Delegates on May 24.
Mark Thigpen (1999) was named managing partner of King and Spalding’s Charlotte office.
Thomas Chase (1993) has joined Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP as a member of the firm’s transportation and logistics team.
Adams and Reese Columbia attorney William M. Umbach (2010) was one of seven firm lawyers named partner, effective Jan. 1, 2018.
The University of South Carolina School of Law will honor A. Mattison “Matt” Bogan, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Columbia office, with a Compleat Lawyer award in April. He is receiving the award in the Silver category for 15 or fewer years of service to the profession and community.
“Matt is truly deserving of this award, and we congratulate our colleague on this accomplishment,” said Managing Partner Jim Lehman. “Matt is a capable and talented lawyer, values service and giving back to his community and the profession, and is a model for our profession.”
Marvin R. Pendarvis (2014) has joined The Peper Law Firm PA as an associate attorney.