Thirty-Three Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Attorneys Recognized in 2019 South Carolina Super Lawyers

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that thirty-three attorneys have been listed in the 2019 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers®, including eleven attorneys who were named as “Rising Stars.”

Selection for Super Lawyers is based on a patented multiphase process including peer nominations and evaluations along with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on twelve indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition. Those selected for the Super Lawyers list are among the top 5% of attorneys in the state.

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd attorneys recognized in the 2019 lists are:

- Scott Y. Barnes: Tax
- Amy Foster Bower: Personal Injury – General: Defense (Rising Star)
- Stephen E. Darling: Personal Injury – Products: Defense
- Pierce T. MacLennan: Employment & Labor (Rising Star)
- Stafford J. McQuillin III: Business Litigation (Rising Star)
- David M. Swanson: Real Estate
- John H. Tiller*: Personal Injury – Products: Defense

- A. Parker Barnes III: Real Estate
- James Y. Becker: Business Litigation
- Elizabeth H. Black: Business Litigation (Rising Star)
- Mary M. Caskey: Creditor Debtor Rights (Rising Star)
- J. Donald Dial, Jr.: Tax
- L. Foster Girard: Business/Corporate (Rising Star)
- Thomas R. Gottshall: Environmental Litigation
- Manton M. Grier: Business Litigation
- George S. King, Jr.: Securities & Corporate Finance
- Robert Y. Knowlton: Business Litigation
- Steve A. Matthews: Appellate
- John B. McArthur*: Real Estate
- Stanley H. McGuffin: Bankruptcy: Business
- Hamilton Osborne, Jr.: Business Litigation
- S. Ross Shealy: Civil Litigation: Defense (Rising Star)
- Benton D. Williamson: Real Estate

- J. Ben Alexander: Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Defense
- H. Sam Mabry III: Business Litigation
- Denny P. Major: Business Litigation (Rising Star)
- W. Francis Marion, Jr.: Business Litigation
- Moffatt G. McDonald: Personal Injury – General: Defense
- Kathleen Crum McKinney: Government Finance
- H. Donald Sellers: Business Litigation
- Lana H. Sims IV**: Real Estate (Rising Star)
- Joshua D. Spencer: Construction Litigation (Rising Star)
- Kimberly Witherspoon: Government Finance (Rising Star)

*Indicates 10th year on the list
**Indicates 1st year on the list

About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, no more than five percent of lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers. Rising Stars must be under 40 years old or have less than 10 years of legal experience. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

About Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd provides business, litigation and financial legal services to national and international clients. With a history dating back to 1887, it is one of the largest law firms in South Carolina with more than 115 attorneys. The firm has offices in Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville and Myrtle Beach, SC. For more information about HSB, visit

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