Catharine Garbee Griffin

DIAL DIRECT NUMBERS

Phone:

803-799-9091
803-343-3863

Fax:

803-779-3423

ADMISSIONS
  • South Carolina Bar, 1987
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, 1987
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1987
EDUCATION
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • J.D., 1987
  • Order of Wig and Robe
  • Dean’s List
  • University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee
  • B.A. English, 1984
JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS
  • Law Clerk 1988-1989, The Honorable Jean Hoefer Toal
PEER RATING
  • Martindale Hubbell rated AV 5.0/5.0
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • John Belton O’Neal Inn of Court (Past President)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorney’s Association
  • Defense Research Institute
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Volunteer, WA Perry After School Program
  • Liturgy Prep teacher, Trinity Episcopal Church
HONORS AND AWARDS
  • 2017 Bar Register Preeminent Attorney – Listed Lawyer
  • 2017 Top Attorneys in the Midlands
  • 2017 AV Preeminent Attorney
SUPPORT STAFF
“The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare”

Juma/Kangaa, 1989 NYC Marathon Winner

Running and practicing law have a lot in common. After running a marathon a year for more than a decade – including seven Boston Marathons – Catharine has learned that running up hills allows you to relax on the other side; that running the tangents saves steps; that flat terrain can be boring; that various weather conditions — rain, cold, heat — offer some advantage; and that preparation is the key to finishing a race. All of these principles, absorbed during the miles spent on the road running to prepare for a marathon, equally apply to her daily practice as a litigator.

When not running or practicing law, Catharine enjoys the company of her three beautiful daughters, and she hopes to run a marathon with one of them before she is too old.

William Pearce Davis

DIAL DIRECT NUMBERS

Phone:

803-799-9091
803-343-3865

Fax:

803-779-3423

ADMISSIONS
  • South Carolina, 1981
  • Georgia, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
EDUCATION
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, J.D., 1981
    Honors: Member, International Moot Court Team
  • University of South Carolina, B.A (Magna Cum Laude), 1977
CERTIFICATION/SPECIALTIES
  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association, Ethics Advisory Panel, 1985-90
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
HONORS AND AWARDS
  • 2017 Bar Register Preeminent Attorney—Listed Lawyer
  • 2017 Top Attorneys in the Midlands
SUPPORT STAFF
Got a minute?

Bill Davis usually does, whether the request is from a former student, a clerk at Baker Ravenel & Bender or a family friend.

Over the years, Bill has mentored dozens of people trying to find their way in the legal profession or in life. He does it because he remembers.  “I know what it was like to be starting out and not really have a good idea about what I should be doing or how to go about doing it,” he said.

For the most part, he’s mentored informally. He used to teach insurance law at the University of South Carolina School of Law, so it was natural for students to approach him after class. He’d answer their questions, but at the same time he had a bigger goal: to help make sure they knew what they needed to know to succeed as professionals.

Though his efforts had been entirely informal over the years, he now has an official role in preparing lawyers for their futures. Through his participation in the South Carolina Bar Lawyer Mentoring Program, he’s paired with a young attorney for a year so that the new lawyer develops a firm appreciation for the profession’s high standards and ethical obligations and expectations.

But don’t worry that his new commitment will curb his eagerness to help. If you need a minute of his time, just pick up the phone or corner him by the water cooler.

Hunter Adams

DIAL DIRECT NUMBERS

Phone:

803-799-9091
803-343-3866

Fax:

803-779-3423

ADMISSIONS
  • South Carolina, 2018
  • North Carolina, 2017
EDUCATION
  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 2017
    • Dean’s List
    • Highest Grade in Class Award: Contracts; Wills, Trusts & Estates; and Secured Transactions
    • Legal Research and Writing Certificate of Excellence Award
    • Dean’s Fellow
  • College of Charleston, Honor’s College 2014
    • B.A. in Political Science
    • Presidential Scholarship Recipient
    • Dean’s List
    • Honor Societies: Political Science and Spanish
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
  • South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyer’s Division
  • North Carolina Bar, Young Lawyer’s Division
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Assist with USC Law Mock Trial Team
SUPPORT STAFF

Hunter was born and raised in Sumter, S.C., and grew up in a small, tightknit family. After attending the College of Charleston, he left the South to study law in the nation’s capital at American University. Eventually, he decided to return home to begin his legal career closer to his friends and family. Living and learning in different locations like Sumter, Charleston, and Washington, D.C., has taught Hunter that there are often multiple solutions to problems, and different viewpoints for tackling issues. He employs this experience in his professional practice by understanding that effective advocacy requires creativity and open-mindedness in addition to hard work and efficiency.

In his spare time, Hunter enjoys spending time on Lake Murray with his family, playing guitar, and watching the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, and Clemson Tigers.