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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.

Congratulations to our 2022 Compleat Lawyer Recipients!

The Platinum, Gold and Silver Compleat Lawyer Award recipients will be honored during an in-person ceremony on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Space is limited, so reserve your seats for the awards ceremony today.

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

Platinum Recipients
  • headshot of H. Woodrow Gooding

    H.  Woodrow Gooding '80

    Gooding and Gooding, PA –Allendale, SC

  • headshot of John Kassell

    John D. Kassel '85

    Kassel McVey – Columbia, SC

  • headshot of Erna Womble

    Erna Patrick Womble '86

    Clearly Bespoke Strategies, Inc. – Winston-Salem, NC

Gold Recipients
  • headshot of Susan Gaddy

    Susan M. Gaddy '92

    Gaddy Law Firm LLC – Ocean Isle Beach, NC

  • headshot of Ashby Lawton Jones

    Ashby Lawton Jones '98

    Kinard & Jones LLC – Lexington, SC

  • headshot of Robert Wilkins

    Robert W. Wilkins '02

    Clemson University – Greenville, SC

Silver Recipients
  • headshot of Lamar Fyall

    Lamar J.  Fyall '14

    Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the City of Columbia – Columbia, SC

  • headshot of Edgar Pinilla

    Edgar M. Pinilla '08

    Pinilla Law Firm PC – Columbia, SC

  • headshot of Carmen Thomas

    Carmen H. Thomas '07

    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough – Columbia, SC

Thank You to Our Platinum Sponsors


  • logo for clearly bespoke strategies above the logo for kinard and jones

  • logo for gooding and gooding above the logo for the pinilla law firm

  • logo for kassel mcvey above the logo for nelson mullins riley and scarborough

  • logo for womble boyd dickinson


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