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Training the next generation
Bayne honored for dedication to Trial and Appellate Advocacy

Brett Bayne is the youngest recipient to win the SC Bar’s Trial and Appellate Advocacy Section Award.

“I am rarely speechless but receiving this is a little beyond belief,” Bayne says. “Considering the list of prior recipients, true titans in our legal community, it is quite overwhelming to be deemed qualified to receive this honor.”

Bayne works at McAngus Goudelock & Courie and focuses on general litigation, including automobile negligence, premises liability, products liability and constructive defects. He also serves as an adjunct professor of Trial Advocacy at the University of South Carolina School of Law and is the faculty advisory and coach of the USC School of Law Mock Trial program.

“No one has done more for trial advocacy in the state over the past few years than Brett,” said Joseph Bias, a colleague of Bayne. “He’s helped train dozens of amazing attorneys through his work with the mock trial program and is well deserving of this recognition.”

This award is given to an individual who demonstrates substantial dedication to promoting of the art and techniques of trial and appellate advocacy in South Carolina. The winner displays exemplary skill and conduct in the practice of trial and appellate advocacy; and devotes substantial time and effort to training of lawyers in these areas.