Firm News and Case Updates
Columbia Business Monthly recognizes Keith Babcock
In August 2018, the Columbia Business Monthly magazine announced the results of its Legal Elite survey of attorneys in various areas of law. Mr. Babcock was recognized as the leading vote-getter in the field of Business Litigation.
The Best Lawyers in America® 2019
Keith M. Babcock and Badge Humphries have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for 2019. Keith Babcock is recognized for his efforts in the areas of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law and Legal Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, and Badge Humphries in the area of Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs.
2018 South Carolina Super Lawyers®
Keith Babcock has been selected for inclusion in the 2018 South Carolina Super Lawyers®.
Keith Babcock Speaks at Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation Conference
Keith Babcock spoke on two panels at the American Law Institute’s 35th Annual Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation Conference, held in Charleston, South Carolina on January 25-27, 2018. The conference draws hundreds of eminent domain practitioners from all over the country and is recommended for experienced practitioners, as well as those new to the field. In addition to pertinent information such as effective case planning strategies and tips on staying current in eminent domain practice, discussions are targeted for attendees to learn about emerging issues. Mr. Babcock spoke on the panels of “Condemnation 101: Wanna Win ? Effective Attorney-Appraiser Interaction” and “The Project Influence Rule and its Evidentiary Burdens.” Mr. Babcock has been a regular speaker at this highly-regarded event since 2002.
The Best Lawyers in America® 2018
A. Camden Lewis, Keith M. Babcock, and Badge Humphries have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for 2018. A. Camden Lewis is recognized for his efforts in the area of Legal Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Keith M. Babcock in the areas of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law and Legal Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, and Badge Humphries in the area of Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs.
Cam Lewis Named 2015 Leadership in Law Award Recipient by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly
South Carolina Lawyers Weekly has honored Lewis Babcock LLP partner A. Camden Lewis with its 2015 Leadership in Law Award. This annual award recognizes a select few within the South Carolina legal profession who, through local and state community involvement, professional leadership and accomplishments, have made a positive impact and lasting contribution to our country’s justice system.
Cam Lewis Bestowed the South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ) Founders’ Award
Lewis, Babcock is proud to announce that trial lawyer and co-founding member A. Camden Lewis has been named the 2014 recipient of the South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ) Founders’ Award. The award is the association’s highest honor and is given in recognition of years of professional service to the people of this State and others. Lewis was presented this honor during the 2014 Annual Convention in Hilton Head, S.C.
Cam Lewis Honored by USC Law School
A. Camden Lewis was awarded the Platinum Compleat Lawyer Award by the University of South Carolina Law School Alumni Council in the spring of 2014. The Compleat Lawyer Awards were established in 1992 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. For more information, read here.
Baugh v. Columbia Heart Clinic
The South Carolina Supreme Court refused to grant certiorari to review the Court of Appeals’ decision in Baugh v. Columbia Heart Clinic (“CHC”), thereby giving final effect to the opinion that CHC’s covenant not to compete was valid and enforceable. Cam Lewis, Keith Babcock and Ariail King represented CHC in the appeals.
Grimsley v. SLED
Cam Lewis and Ariail King recently prevailed in the Grimsley v. SLED case in which the Court of Appeals reversed the grant of summary judgment against the plaintiff and ordered the lower court to set the matter for trial. Read the opinion here.
Limehouse v. Hulsey
Cam Lewis, Keith Babcock and Ariail King recently prevailed in Limehouse v. Hulsey, in which the South Carolina Supreme Court vacated two judgments of over $10 million. Read the opinion here.
Alexander v. Houston
In Alexander v. Houston, Cam Lewis, Keith Babcock and Ariail King successfully challenged the Barnwell County Council’s appointment of themselves to a second office. The South Carolina Supreme Court found that simultaneous service as members of both the County Council and the Barnwell Hospital Board of Directors was a violation of the South Carolina constitutional prohibition against dual office holding. Read the opinion here.
Baugh v. Columbia Heart Clinic
Cam Lewis, Keith Babcock and Ariail King recently prevailed in the South Carolina Court of Appeals in Baugh v. Columbia Heart Clinic, Op. No. 5074 (filed January 16, 2013). The Court ruled that Columbia Heart Clinic’s covenant not to compete was valid and enforceable. Read the opinion here.
Prevailing in the South Carolina Supreme Court
Cam Lewis and Keith Babcock recently prevailed on behalf of the Appellant, SEL Properties, in the South Carolina Supreme Court. See, Dutch Fork Development Group, II, LLC v. SEL Properties, LLC, __ S.E.2d __, 2012 WL 3667374 (August 22, 2012).
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