Domestic Violence in South Carolina and Our Efforts to Curb It

By Bess DuRant South Carolina has a serious domestic violence problem.  36,000 incidents of domestic violence occur in South Carolina every year.  Doug Pardue, Glenn Smith, Jennifer Barry Hawes, & Natalie Caula Hauff, Till Death Do Us Part, The Post and Courier, available at  http://www.postandcourier.com/tilldeath/partone.html.  Moreover, several of those incidents resulted in the woman’s death, […]

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Families Helping Families

Our Sowell Gray family adopted two families to help this year for Christmas through The Palmetto Project, Families Helping Families.  With the generous donations of our staff and attorneys, we are able to donate all of these presents to the families!

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A Perspective from the Chair of Leadership Columbia

By Nick Haigler Leadership Columbia (LC) Class of 2015, comprised of 60 existing and emerging leaders with the Columbia area, kicked off their year in August with orientation at Edventure and in September with a class retreat at Camp Kinard in Batesburg.  From these incredible experiences, the class has chosen and developed their class project, […]

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Tyson certified as Circuit Court mediator

COLUMBIA, SC – Rob Tyson, member of Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC, has been certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court’s Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification as a Circuit Court mediator. This certification allows Tyson to serve as a neutral and impartial communicator between parties to encourage and facilitate resolution of a dispute. […]

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Watson: Lawyers proudly work to assist military veterans

As Veterans Day approaches, we salute our military’s role in preserving the freedoms we sometimes take for granted. Every day members of our nation’s military serve on the front lines, risking their lives to protect the freedoms and democracy we enjoy. The South Carolina legal community is proud to serve and assist our veterans who […]

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