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Two from Sowell Gray recognized as 2016 Rising Stars

Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC is pleased to announce attorneys Alexis Lindsay and Michael Montgomery have been highlighted as Rising Stars in the 2016 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers®. The annual publication is distributed to attorneys and law schools across the United States, reaching more than 13 million readers annually. Rising Stars are […]

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Seven members of Sowell Gray selected to 2016 Super Lawyers list

Super Lawyers Magazine recognized seven members at Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC for inclusion in its 2016 edition. While this is the ninth consecutive year for six of the attorneys to appear on the Super Lawyers list, it is the first time Tina Cundari has been named a Super Lawyer. Tina was named a […]

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Legislative Changes to Election Laws in 2016

By Rob Tyson Based on the Voting Laws Roundup 2016 by the Brennan Center for Justice, [1] two key trends have emerged in 2016: 1) automatic voter registration has taken off across the country and 2) States are passing fewer voter restrictions, but restrictions in 17 states will be on the books for the first […]

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Supreme Court Further Defines Notice Under FOIA

By Rob Tyson On April 13, the South Carolina Supreme Court decided Brock v. Town of Mount Pleasant in which it addressed whether, under South Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), the town had given proper notice for a “special meeting” it held. Op. No. 27621 (S.C. Sup. Ct. filed April 13, 2016)(Shearouse Adv. Sh. […]

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Giving back to my hometown

20 Years Strong Service Project: Attorney Becky Laffitte—Mentoring USC Salkehatchie Student Group. I chose this project because as a native of Allendale, SC, USC Salkehatchie holds a special place in my heart. The campus plays a vital role in the community and is a lifeline for many who may have no other options for higher education. I was recently honored by the opportunity to mentor a student group from the college at Allendale First Baptist, my home church.

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