Rob Tyson named Lawyer of the Year for 2018 by S.C. Lawyers Weekly

Rob Tyson

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Sowell Gray Robinson member Rob Tyson has been named Lawyer of the Year for 2018 by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly.
He received the recognition at the annual S.C. Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law Awards event in Charleston on March 23.

When Tyson received the top honor, he was one of 30 S.C. attorneys being honored at the event, along with fellow Sowell Gray Robinson member Nick Haigler.
The Leadership in Law Awards honor outstanding members of South Carolina’s legal community who have excelled in their law practice, made significant contributions to society, and had an impact on the practice of law.

Tyson practices in the areas of business litigation, administrative law, and election law. He has represented clients before the South Carolina Supreme Court and other levels of state and federal courts and has appeared before many local and state government entities. He has extensive experience in matters involving utility companies and has been certified as a South Carolina mediator.

Tyson has an active government law practice in which he has represented clients in redistricting matters and in numerous ethics’ disputes. He has litigated numerous election disputes, ranging from challenges to candidate qualifications to election protests. As part of his service to the community, Tyson served on the Richland One School Board and the Leukemia Society Light the Night Executive Committee. He also volunteers for the Midlands Mediation Center, a group that provides mediators for small claim matters in magistrate court, and works with the youth of his church, Shandon United Methodist Church.

Honorees for the Leadership in Law Awards “are nominated by their peers and selected by a panel of independent legal professional leaders based on professional accomplishment, personal accomplishment, and community involvement within the Palmetto State.” Learn more about the awards here:

About Sowell Gray Robinson Stepp & Laffitte, LLC

Located in Columbia’s historic Vista district, Sowell Gray Robinson Stepp & Laffitte, LLC, is a South Carolina law firm that offers a tailored, hands-on approach. It provides business transactional and litigation representation in all state and federal trial and appellate courts in South Carolina. The firm’s 29 attorneys serve clients ranging from multi-national corporations to small businesses and individuals. For more information, please visit

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