CIVIL Law AFTERNOON SESSION- Ballroom
1:15 - 2:00
E-Discovery dos and don’ts (for small law firms and/or small cases)
(45 Minute CLE)
+ Michelle Fogel
Michelle is a senior member of the Litigation Support team at Burr Forman McNair Law Firm. She had extensive experience as a paralegal before making the technological leap into the Practice Support/e-Discovery forum. She has an MA in English from the University of South Carolina (Rhetorical Theory specialization) and is a PMI-trained Project Manager, a Certified Litigation Support Professional (CLSP), and a Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS). She has extensive knowledge and experience in case management, data manipulation and tracking, financial planning for e-Discovery projects, and presentation to attorneys and clients throughout the life cycle of a litigation case.
Authenticating social media evidence
(15 minute CLE)
+ john sulau
John Sulau is an Associate at Jackson Lewis P.C., where he represents employers in employment litigation and counsels employers on legal issues in the workplace. John’s practice focuses primarily on employee benefits litigation and single-plaintiff employment litigation. Before joining Jackson Lewis in 2013, John interned at South Carolina Legal Services.
John graduated from the Charlotte School of Law in 2012. During law school, John served as the Symposium Editor of the Charlotte Law Review and earned the CharlotteLaw Leadership Award for his service to other students. He also interned in the Greenville City Attorney’s Office and in the chambers of the Honorable J. Michelle Childs of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.
John is also a 2006 graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he worked for the football program and Coach Lou Holtz
John is a member of the Board of Directors of the Upstate Mediation Center and a member of the Advisory Board of Camp Greenville. He is a former board member of Big Brothers-Big Sisters of the Upstate, where he also served as a big brother to a young man whose father was incarcerated. John and his wife Natalie are the proud parents of three young girls: Evie (4) and Charley and Lucy (11 months).
2:15 - 2:45
Dealing with the problem client
(30 Minute CLE)
+ David Wyatt
David Wyatt is a business, entertainment and sports attorney who represents athletes, coaches, entertainers, business owners and entrepreneurs. He is a member of the SC Bar and an adjunct professor of sports and entertainment at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Mr. Wyatt runs Wyatt Law, PA providing legal advice to company leaders in transactional, litigation and strategic growth matters. He is an executive producer on multiple records and represents record companies, producers, production companies, writers and artists. Mr. Wyatt earned his B.S. in economics and law from Clemson University and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of law. He and his wife Anne have two daughters; Gibson and Virginia.
+ Carl Muller
Carl Muller is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. He has practiced law in Greenville for 41 years. His practice is diverse. For example, he has put together transactions on Wall Street and served as first chair defense counsel in a death penalty case. Also, he is general counsel to various entities, both private and governmental. Mr. Muller represents a number of newspapers and television stations in South Carolina and a significant part of his practice concerns the First Amendment. He is an active citizen and engages in civic, political and philanthropic matters. Recently, he served globally as President of the Harvard Alumni Association and is a lifetime member of that board.
Break with refreshments
appellate practice project
(30 Minute CLE)
+ Robert Dudek
Robert Dudek is the Chief Appellate Defender for the Division of Appellate Defense, the South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Journalism, and the University of South Carolina School of Law.
While an undergraduate Dudek was a sports writer for the Gamecock. He was a VISTA volunteer in Alaska in 1980. Dudek began his career as an appellate lawyer as an Assistant Appellate Defender in 1990. After a two person Death Penalty Appellate Unit was formed, he was later promoted to Deputy Chief Appellate Defender for Capital Appeals. Dudek became the Chief Appellate Defender in 2010, and he presently leads an office of twelve Appellate Defenders. He often presents at CLE programs on the “Case Law Update” on criminal law opinions issued by the South Carolina Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for that year.
+ Michael Scott
Mike is a former Special Agent with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and Staff Attorney for the South Carolina Court of Appeals. Prior to law school, Mike spent 10 years in the food and beverage industry, where he worked as a bouncer, barback, server, bartender, general manager, and regional manager for a national nightclub chain. He came to Columbia, South Carolina for the weekend 17 years ago.
Mike brings this diverse background and experience to Nexsen Pruet’s Employment and Labor Law team, where he focuses on anti-discrimination and retaliation training and advice and counsel. Because Mike spent many years hiring, training, disciplining, and firing his own employees, he knows his clients are looking for a straight answer. They appreciate that he “gets it.”
Drafting proposed orders: Tips from the bench
(30 Minute CLE)
+ THe Honorable Robin B. Stilwell
Judge Robin B. Stilwell is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. He was born, in 1966, to H. Samuel Stilwell of Travelers Rest, South Carolina, and Robin Scarborough Stilwell of Lamar, South Carolina. He is a product of the Greenville County Public School System, having graduated from Eastside High School in 1985. Upon graduation from high school, he matriculated at The Citadel, from which he earned a B.A. in English, Class of 1989. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1993 and received his Juris Doctorate Degree.
Judge Stilwell began practicing law with his father in the Stilwell Law Firm in Greenville, South Carolina. He therein began a career of practicing general law in either a small firm or as a sole practitioner. Immediately preceding election to the bench, he was a shareholder in the firm of Hunter, Tomaszek & Stilwell, P.A., where he had a general practice focused on the representation of small businesses. Judge Stilwell also served as the Municipal Court Judge for the town of Mauldin from 2000 through 2009.
Upon graduation from The Citadel, Judge Stilwell was commissioned as an Infantry officer in the United States Army and has served continuously since with the South Carolina Army National Guard. He served as an Infantry officer in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from early 2007 through mid 2008. Judge Stilwell was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and a Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service while conducting combat operations. Upon return Judge Stilwell was awarded the Palmetto Patriot Award by Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer for sacrifices made in defense of our country and our state.
Judge Stilwell has also served on several boards and commissions in the community. Those include: The Greenville Literacy Association, Board of Directors (1998-2003, Past President); Eastside YMCA Advisory Board (2004-2006); Mental Health Association of South Carolina, Board of Directors (2005-2006); Greenville Hospital System Patewood Advisory Board (2005-2006). Judge Stilwell is also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
Judge Stilwell is married to Charlotte Whelan Stilwell of Greenville, South Carolina. He is blessed with three children: Charlotte Elizabeth (Eli), born in 1997; Dorothy Scarborough (Dee), born in 1999; and Joseph Whelan, born in 2001.