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Compleat Lawyer Awards

The Compleat Lawyer Awards were established in 1992 by the University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Council (formerly the Alumni Association) to recognize alumni for outstanding civic and professional accomplishments. Recipients are individuals who have made significant contributions to the legal profession and exemplify the highest standards of professional competence, ethics and integrity.

2020 Awards Ceremony

The Platinum, Gold and Silver Compleat Lawyer Award recipients will be honored virtually on April 8, 2021.  Bronze recipients were recognized before their peers during the Class of 2020 virtual commencement ceremony, as is tradition.

The 2020 Awards Ceremony will be broadcast on April 8 at 6 p.m. on Youtube.  Click here to view the premiere broadcast of the ceremony along with the honorees and other attendees.

Questions? Please contact Carol Mitchell at or 803-777-3408.


Congratulations to our 2020 Compleat Lawyer Recipients:

Platinum Recipients
  • John P. Cardillo

    John P. Cardillo '68

    Cardillo Keith & Bonquist, PA – Naples, FL

  • Catherine H. Kennedy

    Catherine H. Kennedy '81

    Turner Padget Graham & Laney, PA – Columbia, SC

  • John B. White, Jr.

    John B. White, Jr. '76

    Harrison White, PC – Spartanburg, SC

Gold Recipients
  • Susan Barber Hackett

    Susan Barber Hackett '03

    S.C. Commission on Indigent Defense – Columbia, SC

  • G. Murrell Smith, Jr.

    G. Murrell Smith, Jr. '93

    Smith Robinson Holler DuBose Morgan, LLC – Sumter, SC

  • R. Bruce Wallace

    R. Bruce Wallace '96

    Nexsen Pruet, LLC – Charleston, SC

Silver Recipients
  • Lyndey Zwing Bryant

    Lyndey Zwing Bryant '12

    Adams and Reese LLP – Columbia, SC

  • Robert "Trey" S. Ingram III

    Robert "Trey" S. Ingram III '08

    Holliday Ingram LLC – Greenville, SC

  • Meliah Bowers Jefferson

    Meliah Bowers Jefferson '05

    Wyche, PA – Greenville, SC

Bronze Recipients
  • Adair Black Patterson

    Adair Black Patterson '20


  • Christina Marie Perry

    Christina Maria Perry '20


  • Joshua David Rice

    Joshua David Rice '20


Watch the videos honoring our 2019 Platinum recipients.

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