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S.C. Bar announces 2012-13 chairs and leadership positions

June 06, 2012

COLUMBIA, S.C. (June 6, 2012) -- The S.C. Bar has named the following committee chairs, section chairs and other leadership positions for the 2012-13 year:

Alexander G. Shissias of Columbia, Administrative and Regulatory Law Committee;

Elizabeth A. Hill of Columbia, Children’s Law Committee;

D. Ryan McCabe Jr. of Columbia, Community Law Association Committee;

Fred W. Suggs Jr. of Greenville, Congressional Outreach Task Force;

James E. Weatherholtz of Charleston, Construction Law Section;

Brian Boger of Columbia, Consumer Law Section;

Randolph R. Lowell of Columbia, Continuing Legal Education Publications Committee;

Christopher G. Samellas of Lexington, Continuing Legal Education Seminars Committee;

Cynthia Durham Blair of Columbia, Conventions Committee;

M. Edwin Hinds Jr. of Myrtle Beach, Corporate, Banking and Securities Law Section;

James W. Bannister of Greenville, Criminal Law Section;

Elizabeth L. Cook of Columbia and Allen O. Fretwell of Greenville, appointees, development of Criminal Record Expungements Manual;

Saunders M. Bridges Jr. of Florence, Dispute Resolution Section;

Michael B. Bridges of Greenville, Elder Law Committee;

Molly Cherry of Charleston, Employment and Labor Law Section;

Kelly Lowry of Spartanburg, Environment and Natural Resources Section;

Jeffrey P. Dunlaevy of Greenville, Ethics Advisory Committee;

David Geis of Hilton Head Island, Family Law Section;

Timothy C. Winslow of Columbia, Government Law Section;

Amy Landers May of Columbia and Franchelle C. Millender of Columbia, appointees, development of Guardianship/Conservatorship and Special Needs Trusts Manual;

Charles M. Jordan Jr. of Charleston, Health Care Law Section;

Elizabeth H. “Babs” Warner of Moncks Corner, In-House Counsel Committee;

Howard A. Van Dine III of Columbia, Insurance Programs Committee;

M. Dawes Cooke Jr. of Charleston, Commission on Judicial Independence and Impartiality;

L. Michelle Dhunjishah of Columbia, Judicial Qualifications Committee;

Stephen M. Cox of Rock Hill, Law Related Education Committee;

Toyya Brawley Gray of Columbia, chair, Law School for Journalists Program;

Ronnie L. Crosby of Hampton, Lawyer Image Task Force;

Bruce W. Bannister of Greenville, Lawyer Legislator Committee;

Lisa Lee Smith of Lexington, Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection Committee;

Alice F. Paylor of Charleston, Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee;

J. Calhoun Watson of Columbia, Member Involvement Task Force;

Robert L. Kilgo Jr. of Darlington, Memory Hold the Door Committee;

Richard L. Donaldson of Columbia, Military and Veterans’ Law Section;

A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr. of Greenville, Nominating Committee;

Matthew W. Christian of Greenville, Practice and Procedure Committee;

John M. Jolley of Hilton Head Island, Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section;

David C. Shea of Columbia, Pro Bono Committee;

Cliff Koon of Columbia, Professional Responsibility Committee;

Charles LeGrand of Greenville, Real Estate Practices Section;

Emma Ruth Brittain of Myrtle Beach, Resolution of Fee Disputes Board;

Rudolph C. Barnes Jr. of Little Mountain, Senior Lawyers Division;

John S. Nichols of Columbia, Solo and Small Firm Practitioners Section;

Kathrine “Kat” H. Hudgins of Columbia, South Carolina Lawyer Editorial Board;

Robert “Bob” E. August of Greenville, Tax Law Section;

James Ledlie of Mt. Pleasant, Torts and Insurance Practices Section;

Prentiss Counts Shealey of Columbia, Trial and Appellate Advocacy Section;

Amy L.B. Hill of Columbia, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee;

Walter Barefoot of Florence, Workers’ Compensation Section; and

Floyd S. “Trey” Mills III of Anderson, Young Lawyers Division.

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