June 10, 2013
Sweeny, Wingate & Barrow, P.A. would like to welcome Dalton Barfield, Todd Lyle, Leary McKenzie, Katherine Myers and Leslie Simpson to the 2013 Summer Law Clerk Program This program offers second and third year law students the opportunity to gain valuable experience as they pursue their goals in the legal profession.
June 3, 2013
Sweeny, Wingate & Barrow, P.A. is pleased to congratulate Associate Richard McLawhorn, currently located in the Hartsville Office, on his graduation from the 2012-2013 Leadership Hartsville Program. This nine-month program is a collaboration between the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce and Coker College and is designed to identify and cultivate individuals with the interest and potential to serve the community in various leadership roles.
May 22, 2013
Sweeny, Wingate & Barrow, P.A. is pleased to announce that Kenneth B. Wingate has been selected as a "2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Trusts & Estates". This achievement is based on Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™which are objective indicators of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada.
May 16, 2013
Sweeny, Wingate & Barrow, P.A. is pleased to announce that the firm has received recognition as one of the 2013 Best Law Firms by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. The firm has been ranked as a Tier 2 firm in Trusts and Estates Law and a Tier 3 firm in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants.
APRIL 18, 2013
Recent speaking engagements of Member Everett (Rett) Kendall include: Associated General Contractors of America Annual Convention, Desert Palm, California, "BIM Contract Negotiation Strategies", USLAW Network Client Conference, Tucson Arizona, "Family Feud: Hot Topics Affecting Contractor-Subcontractor Relationships" and South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association Trial Academy, Columbia, South Carolina, "Winning Your Case in Opening Statement".
December 20, 2012
Firm Member Christy Mahon has been selected for the Super Lawyers 2013 South Carolina Rising Stars List for demonstration of excellence in the practice of law. This honor is limited to only 2.5 percent of the attorneys within South Carolina. Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. The selection process is rigorous and results in third-party validation of Christy's accomplishments.
November 14, 2012
Sweeny, Wingate & Barrow, P.A. recognizes Associate Jason Reynolds for his article, "Is the Independence of that Driver Being Maintained?", in the Fall 2012 South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association publication, The Defense Line. Jason concentrates his practice, in part, on trucking defense litigation and also serves on the Trucking Committee within the SCDTAA..
November 8, 2012
Associate Aaron Hayes was named to the 2012 Midlands Legal Elite for the Insurance practice category. Aaron concentrates his practice, in part, on insurance coverage questions and litigation.
September 19, 2012
Associate Jason Reynolds has been named to the South Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Special Olympics Committee for 2012-2013.
May 25, 2012
The May 2012 issue of the Columbia Regional Business Report has ranked Sweeny, Wingate and Barrow, P.A. among the top fifteen law firms in the Columbia, South Carolina area.
May 16, 2012
Kenneth B. Wingate was a guest speaker May 18, 2012 at the South Carolina Probate Judges' Bench-Staff Seminar at Seawells in Columbia, South Carolina. Mr. Wingate spoke on South Carolina laws concerning the elective share rights of a surviving spouse to claim one-third of his or her spouse's probate estate, "Determining and Calculating the Elective Share and Omitted Spouses's Share".
APRIL 3, 2012
Sweeny, Wingate and Barrow, P.A. is pleased to announce that Mark Gende has been admitted as a member into the Professional Liability Defense Federation for the 2012-2013 term. The mission of the Professional Liability Defense Federation is to "enhance the stature and effectiveness of professional liability professionals through education, training and the exchange of information."
MARCH 16, 2012
Associate Attorney Ryan Holt has been appointed to the Lexington Medical Center Board of Directors. Ryan received unanimous approval from the Lexington County Council to serve his first term on the Board which oversees the management and operations of the hospital. Lexington Medical Center has served the Midlands community since 1971 and is one of the largest employers in South Carolina with more than 5,000 employees.
JANUARY 5, 2012
William O. Sweeny, III and Kenneth B. Wingate are included in "The Best Lawyers in the Midlands" section of the December 2011 edition of Columbia Metropolitan magazine in the areas of Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants and Trusts and Estates, respectively.
The listing was compiled from the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America®, a national publication that ranks attorneys based on the votes of their peers.
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
Sweeny, Wingate & Barrow, P.A. is pleased to announce that J. Eric Cavanaugh and Aaron J. Hayes have joined the firm as associates. Both attorneys are graduates of the University of South Carolina School of Law and served as law clerks for the firm prior to their admission to the South Carolina Bar.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Cavanaugh helped build a successful family business and served in the communications department of former Governor David Beasley. Mr. Hayes is an alumnus of the South Carolina Law Review and author of the note "Should a Scintilla Be Enough? The Proper Standard for Summary Judgment in South Carolina," 61 S.C. L. Rev. 737 (2010).
Kenneth Wingate Re-appointed Chairman of the S.C. Commission on Higher Education
Gov. Nikki Haley has re-appointed Sweeny, Wingate & Barrow, P.A. founding member Ken Wingate to a four-year term as chairman of the S.C. Commission on Higher Education. In this role, Wingate will continue to oversee implementation of an action plan for the state's higher education system, with the goals of: (1) making South Carolina one of the most educated states, (2) increasing levels of research and innovation, and (3) increasing levels of workforce training and educational services.
Wingate previously served on the Commission as an at-large Governor's appointee and as Chairman under former Governor Mark Sanford. He has also been Gov. Sanford's Transition Team leader; chairman of the Governor's Commission on Management, Accountability and Performance; and interim state treasurer.