COLUMBIA, S.C. – At Lewis Babcock law firm, we’re fearless in our dedication to serving our clients. Our clients know that, and so do our peers in the legal profession.
It’s no surprise that every attorney in our firm has been honored by “Best Lawyers in America®” in its 2024 edition. Here they are with the practice areas in which they are being recognized among their peers in the Columbia area:
Founding Partner Keith Babcock has made the Best Lawyers list every year since 2007. As noted above, he was yet again honored in the area of eminent domain, a topic in which he is particularly known and widely respected. He regularly addresses groups across the state and country on that area of law. He’s the only full member in South Carolina of the Owners’ Counsel of America, a national group of eminent domain attorneys who represent landowners.
Partner Ariail King is a new addition to the Best Lawyers list, as it is her first time being recognized for her work in mass tort litigation. She focuses her practice on appellate cases in addition to class actions.
The goal of “Best Lawyers” is to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the abilities of their colleagues within the same geographic regions and same practice areas. The selection process begins with a nomination from a colleague and then peer review from attorneys previously recognized in “Best Lawyers.” Independent research also is conducted. For more information, go to https://www.bestlawyers.com/methodology.
For the sixth year in a row, Lewis Babcock founding partner Keith Babcock has been honored by Columbia Business Monthly in its annual “Legal Elite of the Midlands” list for 2023.
The annual guide is again recognizing him in two practice areas – business litigation and eminent domain.
His 40 years of experience have focused on business disputes, professional negligence, and eminent domain, and he is particularly known and respected widely in the last category. He has conducted Continuing Legal Education seminars on eminent domain across the state and the country, and is the only South Carolina attorney who is a full member of “Owners’ Counsel of America,” a national eminent domain organization.
Columbia Business Monthly has published the “Legal Elite” list since 2010. The process includes nomination and voting by fellow attorneys throughout the Midlands. Those listed represent the top 10 attorneys in each of the Legal Elite’s 20 practice areas.