Clawson and Staubes, LLC is pleased to announce that Patrick “Trey” Still, III and Amy M. Snyder have joined the firm as Members in our Greenville, SC office.    Mr. Still practices in the areas of General litigation, Insurance Defense Litigation, Governmental Liability, Business litigation and Construction litigation.  He can be reached at   Ms. Snyder’s  practice areas include Personal Injury/Property Damage Defense, Products Liability Defense, Insurance Defense, Civil Rights Litigation, Governmental Litigation and Medical and Legal Malpractice.   She can be reached at  The firm is located at 1000 E North Street, Suite 200, Greenville, SC   843 331-8940.

Willson Jones Carter & Baxley, P.A. is pleased to announce that J. Alex Timmons and M. Kyle Thompson have joined the firm in the Greenville, SC office.  Mr.  Timmons can be reached at 864-908-3814 or and Mr. Thompson can be reached at 864-908-3813 or Both attorneys practice in the area of liability litigation defense.  

Ryan M. James is pleased to announce the launching of his law firm on March 1, 2017.  The contact information for the firm will be:

Law Office of Ryan M. James
802 Augusta St.
PO Box 2995 (29602)
Greenville, SC 29605
(864)335-9888 Ph
(864)326-9523 Fax

Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP is pleased to announce that M. Kevin McCarrell, a partner in the firm’s Greenville office, has been certified as a specialist in the field of Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor Law by the South Carolina Supreme Court. The certification process involves passing both an oral interview and a written examination to demonstrate specialized knowledge in the field. McCarrell is one of only four practicing attorneys in Greenville to receive the certification.

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. celebrates its 40th anniversary today. The firm was founded on February 14, 1977, with a group of 16 attorneys, based in Greenville and Atlanta, committed to providing clients with outstanding service and exceptional value. In the 40 years since Ogletree Deakins first opened its doors as a Southeastern-based firm, it has grown to an international firm with 800 attorneys in 51 offices across the United States, as well as in Toronto, Mexico City, St. Thomas, USVI, London, Berlin, and Paris.  With nearly 40 attorneys based in the firm’s downtown Greenville office, Greenville remains one of Ogletree Deakins’ largest offices. Greenville has also continued to serve as the firm’s administrative headquarters. The Greenville administrative office houses more than 200 employees who handle most of the firm’s administrative duties, including the firm’s Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Technology, and Director of Human Resources.

Parham Smith and Archenhold, LLC, a personal injury and medical negligence firm, is expanding its presence in the State of South Carolina by merging with Spears and Wicker, PA, a law firm that shares the same focus in its litigation practice.  The new firm, Parham Smith and Archenhold, LLC, retains its name while having offices statewide, including Greenville, Spartanburg and Charleston. The merger will result in the firm having six lawyers focused upon significant personal injury litigation including medical malpractice, products liability, nursing home negligence and similar types of cases. The lawyers include S. Blakely Smith, Managing Partner, Brooke Archenhold, Robert Jones, Ashlee Winkler, Grey Wicker and Michael Spears, who has agreed to become Of Counsel to the firm.

Elmore Goldsmith, P.A. practices law throughout the Carolinas, with a focus on construction and surety law. The firm’s new brand encapsulates Elmore Goldsmith’s modern approach and expertise in construction and surety law. “As we looked to refresh our brand, we wanted to speak directly to our line of work. Our mission is to support the success of our construction and surety clients and to serve the construction industry as a whole,” said founding shareholder Frank Elmore.  Elmore Goldsmith’s new website carries forward the new brand and highlights the strength of the firm, its people. The site’s clean, intuitive design allows the firm’s audience to learn more about the firm, locate attorney information, and quickly access helpful resources. The attorneys of Elmore Goldsmith are committed to serving the entire construction industry as they freely share insightful information and the latest trends through the firm’s Hard Hat Blog at

Kimberly Witherspoon, a shareholder in Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Greenville office, received the Young Professional of the Year Award at the Greenville Chamber’s 128th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Awarded to an individual between the ages of 22 and 39, the Young Professional of the Year Award recognizes his or her exemplary involvement in the community.  Kimberly is a part of the firm’s public finance group, where she serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel and corporate counsel in various financing structures. She was named a South Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” in Government Finance for 2014-2017. In addition, she was recognized as a Greenville Business Magazine’s “Best and Brightest 35 and Under” in 2013, and as an Urban League of the Upstate’s “Top 10 Greenville Young Professional” in 2013 and 2014. Kimberly currently serves as a board member for Pendleton Place, the Junior League of Greenville and United Way of Greenville County’s African American Leadership Council.