School of Law honors alumni
Nine outstanding alumni were recognized for their significant contributions to the legal profession and high standards of professional competence, ethics and integrity at the University of South Carolina School of Law’s recent Compleat Lawyer Awards dinner.
Established in 1992 by the USC Law School Alumni Association Board (LSAAB), the awards recognize alumni for outstanding civic and professional accomplishments.
Awards are given in categories based on years in practice. The Platinum Award, given to three attorneys who have been in practice over 30 years, was awarded to John M. Bleecker of the Law Offices of John M. Bleecker in Charleston; William C. Hubbard of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Columbia; and Robert A. McKenzie McDonald, McKenzie, Rubin, Miller and Lybrand in Columbia.
The Gold Award, given to three attorneys who have been in practice for 15-30 years, was awarded to J. René Josey of Tuner Padget Graham & Laney in Florence; W. Cliff Moore III of Ellis, Lawhorne & Sims in Columbia; and Richard L. Tapp Jr. of Nexsen Pruet in Charleston.
The Silver Award, given to three attorneys who have been in practice for fewer than 15 years, was awarded to Jennifer W. Rubin of Rogers Townsend & Thomas in Columbia; Tiffany R. Spann-Wilder of The Spann-Wilder Law Firm in North Charleston; and Catherine Templeton of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart in Charleston.
Recipients are nominated by members of the South Carolina Bar and are chosen by a committee consisting of the chief justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, the chief judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the president of the South Carolina Bar, the president of the Alumni Association, and the dean of the School of Law.
Walter F. Pratt Jr., dean of the School of Law, said, “Their example is worthy of emulation, and it is a privilege to honor them not only at this annual event, but year round.”