News – Carlock Copeland http://carlockcopeland.com Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:42:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP Names Three to Partnership http://carlockcopeland.com/news/carlock-copeland-stair-llp-names-three-partnership/ Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:54:43 +0000 http://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=16021 Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP congratulates Laura Paris Paton, Tyler P. Winton, and Tyler J. Wetzel on being selected to join the Firm’s partnership. Laura Paris Paton is a Partner in the Charleston office of Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP.  She is co-chair of the firm’s Construction Litigation Practice Group and a member of the…

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Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP congratulates Laura Paris Paton, Tyler P. Winton, and Tyler J. Wetzel on being selected to join the Firm’s partnership.

Laura Paris Paton is a Partner in the Charleston office of Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP.  She is co-chair of the firm’s Construction Litigation Practice Group and a member of the firm’s General Liability Practice Group.  Laura holds an AV Preeminent Peer Review rating by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Stars® by Super Lawyers® in 2014, 2016 and 2017.  Laura’s practice focuses primarily on Construction and Design Litigation representing contractors and design professionals in both the development of various types of construction projects as well as in a variety of disputes. She also provides corporate and individual clients with exceptional legal services in the areas of product liability defense, personal injury defense, and premises liability defense. Laura has successfully developed and executed resolution plans representing corporate entities and individuals in dozens of pre-litigation disputes and litigated cases and is a certified mediator.

In addition to her practice with the firm, she is a published author, respected speaker, and avid volunteer.  Laura is a member of the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, leads the SCWLA Public Service Committee, serves on The CLM’s Diversity in Construction Committee, and is a member of the Elliottborough-Cannonborough Community Garden and Good Friends of the Lowcountry. She is a graduate of the South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy’s 2014 class. Laura received her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 2005 and a B.A. cum laude from Georgia State University in 2000.

Tyler P. Winton is a Partner in the Charleston office where he concentrates his practice in professional malpractice defense work. Tyler proudly focuses on the representation of architects and engineers within the construction litigation context. He frequently defends design professionals against multi-million dollar construction and design defect claims, including class action litigation, multi-family projects, site work design, roadway engineering, design-build projects and more. Additionally, Tyler often represents developers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and even owners in lawsuits involving any construction-related disputes. Tyler also defends other professionals, including realtors and attorneys. Beyond counsel in the litigation realm, Tyler offers non-litigation support for construction clients providing advice related to industry issues and payment disputes, as well as analyzing contracts in an effort to prevent disputes from arising in the future.

Prior to joining Carlock, Copeland & Stair, Tyler practiced law at a well-respected litigation boutique in Columbia, S.C., where he concentrated his practice on complex commercial litigation and the efficient resolution of business disputes. His business litigation background enhances his skills, experience, and perspective necessary to represent clients and resolve issues in the most efficient and desired manner. Tyler has been named a South Carolina Rising Stars® by Super Lawyers® in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

After graduating from Porter-Gaud, Tyler attended Vanderbilt University, where he graduated summa cum laude, obtained The Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence and became a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society. Tyler also studied abroad at The University of Sydney and pursued additional studies in London. After college graduation and a three-month motorcycle trip across the country, Tyler returned home to attend the University of South Carolina School of Law where he excelled academically, became a Competition Team Member of the Moot Court Bar and was elected to the Editorial Board of the Southeastern Environmental Law Journal.

Tyler is engaged in his community through his service on the Advisory Council of Big Brothers Big Sisters and through his ongoing involvement with local organizations like One80 Place and Habitat for Humanity.

Tyler J. Wetzel is a Partner in the Atlanta office and focuses his practice on commercial litigation, including accounting and legal malpractice defense. Prior to joining Carlock, Copeland & Stair, Ty served as a Staff Attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He assisted the Court in several capacities, such as serving on the Court’s jurisdiction unit, and worked on a broad range of federal cases. Ty’s experience with the Court developed his research and writing skills, and it gave him unique insight into both appellate practice and writing persuasive briefs and motions.

Ty graduated cum laude from Washington University School of Law in 2009. While at Washington University, Ty served as a Board Member and Primary Editor of the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy. Ty received his undergraduate degree from Macalester College in 2006, where he also graduated cum laude. During his time at Macalester, Ty participated on the varsity football team.

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Tennessee Supreme Court Holds That Full and Undiscounted Medical Bills may be Submitted as Proof of Reasonable Medical Expenses – Blog post by G. Graham Thompson http://carlockcopeland.com/news/tennessee-supreme-court-holds-full-undiscounted-medical-bills-may-submitted-proof-reasonable-medical-expenses-blog-post-g-graham-thompson/ Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:03:44 +0000 http://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=15878 The Tennessee Supreme Court has issued its long-awaited decision in the Dedmon v. Steelman case. This case has direct and significant consequences to personal injury litigation in Tennessee. In short, defendants may not argue that the amount actually received by a medical provider is the reasonable amount …… Click here to read the entire publication.…

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The Tennessee Supreme Court has issued its long-awaited decision in the Dedmon v. Steelman case. This case has direct and significant consequences to personal injury litigation in Tennessee. In short, defendants may not argue that the amount actually received by a medical provider is the reasonable amount ……

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Charlie McDaniel Published in CLM Magazine – “Set-Up” Bad Faith: An Epidemic That Is Not Subsiding http://carlockcopeland.com/news/charlie-mcdaniel-published-clm-magazine-set-bad-faith-epidemic-not-subsiding/ Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:23:38 +0000 http://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=15826 Charlie McDaniel published in CLM Magazine.  The article is entitled, “Set-Up” Bad Faith: An Epidemic That Is Not Subsiding. The assault on insurers via bad faith continues. Although this article focuses on Georgia law, the bad-faith experience is not unique to that state’s insurers. Over the course of the last several decades, the plaintiffs’ bar,…

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Charlie McDaniel published in CLM Magazine.  The article is entitled, “Set-Up” Bad Faith: An Epidemic That Is Not Subsiding.

The assault on insurers via bad faith continues. Although this article focuses on Georgia law, the bad-faith experience is not unique to that state’s insurers. Over the course of the last several decades, the plaintiffs’ bar, in all jurisdictions, has employed various schemes and methods for securing “additional insurance coverage” through the creation of alleged bad faith. Typically, this tactic is used in cases of clear liability, coupled with significant or otherwise catastrophic injuries and limited insurance coverage. Counsel for the injured party submits convoluted or purposely vague and ambiguous time-limited policy limit demands, with the intent of orchestrating a “denial” of the demand through a failure of acceptance. In these instances, the insurer often feels “set-up” solely to increase the amount of available “coverage” through an extra-contractual, bad-faith cause of action.

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Laura Paton Reelected to South Carolina Women Lawyers Association’s Board of Directors http://carlockcopeland.com/news/laura-paton-reelected-south-carolina-women-lawyers-associations-board-directors/ Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:17:19 +0000 http://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=15807 Congratulations to Laura Paton!  She was reelected and will serve yet again on South Carolina Women Lawyers Association’s (SCWLA) Board of Directors in 2018.  SCWLA will celebrate it’s 25th anniversary, under new leadership, in 2018. For more information on SCWLA, click here.

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Congratulations to Laura Paton!  She was reelected and will serve yet again on South Carolina Women Lawyers Association’s (SCWLA) Board of Directors in 2018.  SCWLA will celebrate it’s 25th anniversary, under new leadership, in 2018.

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Sarah Wetmore Butler Elected as an Officer of South Carolina Defense Trial Attorney Association http://carlockcopeland.com/news/sarah-wetmore-butler-elected-secretary-south-carolina-defense-trial-attorney-association/ Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:52:36 +0000 http://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=15794 Sarah Wetmore Butler was recently elected as an Officer of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (SCDTAA). Sarah will be president in 2021. The South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The SCDTAA was formally organized in 1968 after a series of discussions with insurance and industry representatives about the…

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Sarah Wetmore Butler was recently elected as an Officer of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (SCDTAA). Sarah will be president in 2021.

The South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The SCDTAA was formally organized in 1968 after a series of discussions with insurance and industry representatives about the need for an organized state defense bar. The SCDTAA brings together by association, communication and organization, lawyers of South Carolina who devote a substantial amount of their professional time to the handling of litigated cases and whose representation in such cases is primarily for the defense.

SCDTAA’s mission is to promote justice, professionalism and integrity in the civil justice system by bringing together attorneys dedicated to the defense of civil actions. For more information on SCDTAA, click here.

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Lee Weatherly Accepted as Member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) http://carlockcopeland.com/news/lee-weatherly-accepted-member-international-association-defense-counsel-iadc/ Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:47:57 +0000 http://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=15783 Lee C. Weatherly of the Charleston, South Carolina office of Carlock, Copeland & Stair was accepted as a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). The IADC is the preeminent invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests. Founded in 1920, the IADC’s members hail from five continents, more…

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Lee C. Weatherly of the Charleston, South Carolina office of Carlock, Copeland & Stair was accepted as a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). The IADC is the preeminent invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests. Founded in 1920, the IADC’s members hail from five continents, more than 45 countries, and all 50 U.S. states. The core purposes of the IADC are to enhance the development of skills, promote professionalism, and facilitate camaraderie among its members, their clients, as well as the broader civil justice community. Lee has joined IADC’s Medical Defense and Health Law Committee and Trial Techniques and Tactics Committee.  For more information on the IADC contact Ashley Hatfield, Communications Manager, at ahatfield@iadclaw.org.

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Dave Root of Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers http://carlockcopeland.com/news/david-f-root-carlock-copeland-stair-llp-admitted-american-college-trial-lawyers/ Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:38:24 +0000 http://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=15497 Dave Root has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony at which Dave Root became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 900 persons during the recent 2017 Annual Meeting of the College in Montreal, Quebec. “This…

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Dave Root has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony at which Dave Root became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 900 persons during the recent 2017 Annual Meeting of the College in Montreal, Quebec.

“This is a huge honor for Dave and recognition of his talent, which we at the firm well know,” stated Firm Managing Partner, Shannon Sprinkle. “The American College of Trial Lawyers is the most prestigious organization for trial lawyers. It recognizes a career-long history of trial achievement at the highest level, and in Dave’s case it is a well-deserved honor. I could not be more proud to have Dave join the ranks of our three other partners – Tom Carlock, Wade Copeland and Joe Kingma – acknowledged in this way!”

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Carlock Copeland Congratulates Attorneys Named Best Lawyers 2018 Lawyer of the Year® and Best Lawyers in America 2018® http://carlockcopeland.com/news/carlock-copeland-congratulates-attorneys-named-best-lawyers-2018-lawyers-year-best-lawyers-america-2018/ Tue, 29 Aug 2017 18:01:25 +0000 http://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=15271 Carlock, Copeland & Stair LLP congratulates the following attorneys who have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018®. These attorneys practice in commercial litigation, medical malpractice law, personal injury litigation, construction law, construction litigation, and insurance law. In addition, Gary Lovell has been named Best Lawyers’ 2018 “Lawyer…

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Carlock, Copeland & Stair LLP congratulates the following attorneys who have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018®.

These attorneys practice in commercial litigation, medical malpractice law, personal injury litigation, construction law, construction litigation, and insurance law.

In addition, Gary Lovell has been named Best Lawyers’ 2018 “Lawyer of the Year® for Medical Malpractice – Defendants (Charleston, SC).

Thomas S. Carlock

• Commercial Litigation (Atlanta, GA)
• Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (Atlanta, GA)
• Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (Atlanta, GA)
• Best Lawyers® Since 1991

Kent T. Stair

• Construction Law  (Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC)
• Legal Malpractice Law (Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC)
• Litigation – Construction (Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC)
• Best Lawyers® Since 2006

Fred M. Valz, III

• Insurance Law (Atlanta, GA)
• Best Lawyers® Since 2013

Johannes S. Kingma

• Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants (Atlanta, GA)
• Best Lawyers® Since 2009

D. Gary Lovell, Jr.

• Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC)
• Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC)
• Lawyer of the Year®, Medical Malpractice – Defendants (Charleston, SC)
• Best Lawyers® Since 2013

Rolfe M. Martin

• Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (Atlanta, GA)
• Best Lawyers® Since 2017

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. More than 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and Best Lawyers received more than 13 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas around the world, with more than 7 million votes being cast in the United States. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers® “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

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Carlock, Copeland & Stair Held a Risk Management for Audit and Accounting Firms Seminar on August 11 in Brentwood, TN http://carlockcopeland.com/news/carlock-copeland-stair-held-risk-management-audit-accounting-firms-seminar-august-11-brentwood-tn/ Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:11:42 +0000 http://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=15172 Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP held a Risk Management for Audit and Accounting Firms Seminar on August 11, 2017 in Brentwood, TN. The seminar was a success and designed to help CPAs and accountants deal proactively and efficiently with audit and accounting industry related risk. Program information is listed below.  If you were unable to attend, but…

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Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP held a Risk Management for Audit and Accounting Firms Seminar on August 11, 2017 in Brentwood, TN. The seminar was a success and designed to help CPAs and accountants deal proactively and efficiently with audit and accounting industry related risk.

Program information is listed below.  If you were unable to attend, but interested in this presentation or other presentations and webinars tailored to your business; please contact Patricia O’Toole at potoole@carlockcopeland.com.

Shannon Sprinkle, Firm Managing Partner, Carlock, Copeland & Stair presented Cyber Liability Concerns for the Accounting Professional and Protecting Against Cyber Liability.

Joe Kingma, Partner and Commercial Litigation Practice Group Leader, Carlock, Copeland & Stair presented Engagement Letters/Contracts.

Joe Kingma moderated a panel presentation on Red Flag Clients with panelists Sarah Ference, CPA, Risk Control Director, CNA – Professional Services and J. Dale Crow, Corporate Counsel, Risk Strategies Company.

All speakers participated in a segment on War Stories, Bad Cases and Good Outcomes.

Brian Spitler, Partner, Carlock, Copeland & Stair  presented a segment on Subpoenas.

Carlock, Copeland & Stair LLP is an approved provider with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have final authority on acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  More information available at www.nasbaregistry.org.

Link to 5 Takeaways:

http://carlockcopeland.com/Commercial-Litigation/2017/08/14/5-takeaways-carlock-copeland-2017-accounting-risk-program-nashville-tn/

 

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Melissa Bailey selected as Barrister in the Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court http://carlockcopeland.com/news/melissa-bailey-selected-barrister-joseph-lumpkin-american-inn-court/ Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:44:17 +0000 http://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=15158 Melissa Bailey was recently selected as a Barrister in the Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court.  The Inn’s members, made up of judges and lawyers of distinguished experience, select ten barristers each year, seeking to identify lawyers in their first eight years of practice who possess the potential to move into the top echelon…

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Melissa Bailey was recently selected as a Barrister in the Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court.  The Inn’s members, made up of judges and lawyers of distinguished experience, select ten barristers each year, seeking to identify lawyers in their first eight years of practice who possess the potential to move into the top echelon of the bar.  The Inn focuses on fostering relationships between those who are both recognized as the ablest in the profession and also exhibit excellence in professionalism, ethics, and civility.  Melissa will serve a two year term with the Inn. Congratulations Melissa!

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