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Lyndey Bryant of Columbia has been named Young Lawyer of the Year by the SC Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD). The Young Lawyer of the Year Award is presented annually to a young lawyer who exemplifies excellence in practicing law and public service.
Bryant earned her Juris Doctor in 2012 from the USC School of Law and is an associate at Adams and Reese, LLP. Her practice focuses on trial and appellate representation, particularly in complex business disputes.
“Ms. Bryant personifies the qualities of the ideal young lawyer,” said Johanna Valenzuela, a member of YLD. “She is dedicated to her craft, she improves the profession’s reputation with her skill and commitment to serving her community and she has found a balance in her pursuit of law and living her life as a member of our community.”
Within the YLD, Bryant serves in several capacities. Currently, she is the Fifth Circuit Representative of the YLD and serves as a YLD Bar Convention Committee Co-Chair. Bryant was also selected as a member of the 2018 Bar Leadership Academy, which equips members with skills to become leaders in the legal community and community at large.
In her community, Bryant has served through the United Way of the Midlands’ Young Leaders Society, serving as chair-elect of the organization’s Steering Committee. In her firm, Bryant serves on the HUGS Committee, which coordinates public service activities. She is also involved with the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center’s Lawyers 4 Vets program, a pro bono legal clinic for veterans.
“Silent warrior… for some reason that is what always comes to mind when I think of Lyndey Bryant,” said Nichole Davis, the Risk Management Director of the SC Bar and 2016 Young Lawyer of the Year. “Even as a young associate in a demanding practice Lyndey has made it her mission to serve. She is the type of person that will take on a project simply because it needs to be done.”
Bryant was presented with the award during the YLD Leadership Retreat on March 9 and will be recognized during the Bar’s House of Delegates meeting in Isle of Palms on May 24.