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  • On July 17, Courtney Gruber and Robert Gruber presented “Lawyers, Liars and Liquor,” a mock workers’ compensation claim investigation and hearing, to the SC Public Risk Management Association in Columbia.

  • Drake Rogers has agreed to join an ad hoc committee at the Workers’ Compensation Commission to examine the accuracy of the Commission’s current Net Present Value Table, which is used to calculate lump sum disability awards.

  • On May 9, 2012, Drake Rogers presented “10 Things Not to Do Once a Claim is Filed” to the Palmetto Chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)

  • Michael A. Molony, Carol B. Ervin, Wilbur E. Johnson, William J. Bates, C. Michael Branham and Wallace G. Holland have been chosen for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2012 Edition.

  • D. Jay Davis, Jr. has been elected to membership in the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel ("FDCC"). The federation members include experienced attorneys in private practice who specialize in the defense of civil litigation, corporate counsel, risk managers and insurance claims executives. Members are selected after an extensive peer review selection process.

  • C. Michael Branham recently spoke to the Charleston Business Forum: “Estate Planning Updates and Current Planning Considerations”

  • D. Jay Davis, Jr. has become a member of the Professional Liability Defense Federation.

  • D. Jay Davis, Jr. and Perry M. Buckner, IV co-authored Stopping the Lawsuit Before It Starts which has been published in the February 2012 issue of the Bulletin by the South Carolina Dental Association.

  • Carol B. Ervin, a partner in the Charleston law firm Clement Rivers, LLP, has been elected to the Board of Directors of ALFA International, Global Legal Network, Inc., and named Vice Chair of the organization. ALFA International is a global network of independent business focused law firms. Founded in 1980, ALFA International is the oldest legal network and remains one of the largest and strongest. The ALFA organization is comprised of 145 member firms with 85 members in the United States and 60 members in South and Latin America, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Australia/New Zealand and throughout Asia. The ALFA reach is a broad one. In the United States, ALFA member firms maintain offices in 95 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas.

  • Federal district Judge Matthew Perry has certified a question to the South Carolina Supreme Court in a case Carol Ervin and Brian Quisenberry are handling.