News – Carlock Copeland https://carlockcopeland.com Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:21:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Carlock Copeland Attorneys Selected for South Carolina 2018 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® https://carlockcopeland.com/news/carlock-copeland-attorneys-selected-south-carolina-2018-super-lawyers-rising-stars/ Fri, 25 May 2018 16:08:45 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=16713 Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP is proud to announce that several of our lawyers have been selected for inclusion on the South Carolina Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® lists for 2018. Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. Attorneys are chosen for this honor through a nomination process, peer review by…

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Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP is proud to announce that several of our lawyers have been selected for inclusion on the South Carolina Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® lists for 2018. Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. Attorneys are chosen for this honor through a nomination process, peer review by practice area and independent research on candidates. The lengthy process identifies lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Meet our Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars®!

Super Lawyers®, only five percent of attorneys in the state of South Carolina are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers list:

D. Gary Lovell, Jr.

Kent T. Stair

Rising Stars® list recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state – those who are 40 years old or younger, or those who have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of eligible attorneys are named to the Rising Stars list, here are ours:

J. Patrick Norris

Laura Paris Paton

Tyler P. Winton

 

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Will Farley Named as 2018 Roper St. Francis Foundation Fellow https://carlockcopeland.com/news/will-farley-named-2018-roper-st-francis-foundation-fellow/ Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:35:44 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=16637 Will Farley has been named to the 2018 Roper St. Francis Foundation Fellow Class. RSF Fellow class is composed of professionals and volunteers who actively demonstrate leadership in our community, serve as advocates for the Roper St. Francis Foundation and assist in fundraising.  They give of their time to actively participate in the program, meeting…

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Will Farley has been named to the 2018 Roper St. Francis Foundation Fellow Class.

RSF Fellow class is composed of professionals and volunteers who actively demonstrate leadership in our community, serve as advocates for the Roper St. Francis Foundation and assist in fundraising.  They give of their time to actively participate in the program, meeting together as a class during the year, and with RSF physicians, professional staff, and donors.  Furthermore, Fellows lend their names and reputation to the advancement of the Foundation, and embrace the mission of Roper St. Francis Healthcare.

For more information on Roper St. Francis Foundation Fellows program or the nomination procedure, please click here.

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Carlock Copeland’s Shannon Sprinkle Presented at the State Bar of Georgia 2018 Annual Meeting – June 8, 2018 https://carlockcopeland.com/news/carlock-copelands-shannon-sprinkle-present-state-bar-georgias-2018-annual-meeting-june-8-2018/ Wed, 28 Mar 2018 20:14:14 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=16558 The 2018 State Bar of Georgia Annual Meeting was June 7-10, 2018 in Amelia Island, FL.  Shannon Sprinkle joined a panel presentation during the Social Media and Technology for Judges and Lawyers CLE, on June 8, 2018.  Shannon’s segment, Technology and Ethics for Lawyers occurred at 2:05 p.m. For more information on The Georgia Bar’s annual…

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The 2018 State Bar of Georgia Annual Meeting was June 7-10, 2018 in Amelia Island, FL.  Shannon Sprinkle joined a panel presentation during the Social Media and Technology for Judges and Lawyers CLE, on June 8, 2018.  Shannon’s segment, Technology and Ethics for Lawyers occurred at 2:05 p.m.

For more information on The Georgia Bar’s annual meeting, please click here.

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Carlock Copeland Attorneys Selected for Georgia 2018 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® https://carlockcopeland.com/news/carlock-copeland-attorneys-selected-georgia-2018-super-lawyers-rising-stars/ Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:02:55 +0000 https://carlockcopeland.com/?post_type=news&p=16387 Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP is proud to announce that several of our lawyers have been selected for inclusion on the Georgia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® lists for 2018. Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. Attorneys are chosen for this honor through a nomination process, peer review by practice…

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Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP is proud to announce that several of our lawyers have been selected for inclusion on the Georgia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® lists for 2018. Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. Attorneys are chosen for this honor through a nomination process, peer review by practice area and independent research on candidates. The lengthy process identifies lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Meet our Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars®!

Super Lawyers®, only five percent of attorneys in the state of Georgia are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers list:

Thomas S. Carlock

Wade K. Copeland

Eric J. Frisch

Johannes S. Kingma

D. Gary Lovell, Jr.

Rolfe M. Martin

David F. Root

Douglas W. Smith 

Kent T. Stair

Fred M. Valz, III

Rising Stars® list recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state – those who are 40 years old or younger, or those who have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of eligible attorneys are named to the Rising Stars list, here are ours:

Lauren E. H. Meadows

Jay M. O’Brien

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Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP Names Three to Partnership https://carlockcopeland.com/news/carlock-copeland-stair-llp-names-three-partnership/ Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:54:43 +0000 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://carlockcopeland.com/news/charlie-mcdaniel-published-clm-magazine-set-bad-faith-epidemic-not-subsiding/ Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:23:38 +0000 https://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 https://carlockcopeland.com/news/laura-paton-reelected-south-carolina-women-lawyers-associations-board-directors/ Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:17:19 +0000 https://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 https://carlockcopeland.com/news/sarah-wetmore-butler-elected-secretary-south-carolina-defense-trial-attorney-association/ Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:52:36 +0000 https://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) https://carlockcopeland.com/news/lee-weatherly-accepted-member-international-association-defense-counsel-iadc/ Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:47:57 +0000 https://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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