USC School of Law announces 2014 Compleat Lawyer Award recipients

Nine alumni from the School of Law at the University of South Carolina have been named recipients of the 2014 Compleat Lawyer Awards.

Established in 1992, the Compleat Lawyer Award is the School of Law’s highest recognition of professional achievement and civic leadership by the school’s alumni.

USC Law Dean Robert M. Wilcox says because the award recipients are nominated by other lawyers and selected by a panel of leaders from the state court and state bar, the Compleat Lawyer Award is considered one of the most prestigious awards that any graduate can receive.

“This year’s recipients are incredibly accomplished with a wide range of talents and achievements. There is no doubt that each of them has earned our recognition,” said Wilcox. “Our honorees come from firms both big and small, and from government service to corporate counsel. They have made a positive difference through their service to the profession as well as to the public, and once again reflect the law school’s tradition of producing extraordinary lawyers.”

The awards are in three categories based on years in practice: Platinum (31 years or more), Gold (16 – 30 years) and Silver (15 years or less). The award recipients will be recognized at the USC School of Law Annual Alumni Dinner April 24 at the Capstone Conference Center.

This year’s Compleat Lawyer Award recipients are:

Platinum awards: 1981 alumna Beverly A. “Bev” Carroll, Hamilton Martens Ballou & Carroll, LLC in Rock Hill; 1972 alumnus A. Camden “Cam” Lewis, Lewis Babcock & Griffin, LLP in Columbia; and 1973 alumnus Jack B. Swerling, Law Office of Jack B. Swerling in Columbia.

Gold awards: 1994 alumnus Mark C. Fava, The Boeing Company in North Charleston; 1988 alumnus E. Warren Moise, Grimball & Cabaniss, LLC in Charleston; and 1985 alumna Flo Lester Vinson, Folkens Law Firm, PA in Florence.

Silver awards: 2002 alumna Shannon Furr Bobertz, SC Department of Natural Resources in Columbia; 2005 alumnus William R. “Will” Johnson, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA in Columbia; and 2004 alumnus Reid T. Sherard, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP in Greenville.

Compleat Lawyer Award recipients are nominated by alumni, members of the profession, and others in the community.  The recipients are chosen by a committee comprising the chief justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, the chief judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the president of the South Carolina Bar, the USC School of Law’s dean and a representative of the Law School Alumni Council.

For more information about the USC School of Law Compleat Lawyer Awards and past recipients, visit the website: http://law.sc.edu/compleat_lawyer.

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