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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


25 Calhoun Street, Suite 400, Charleston, South Carolina 29401

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 993, Charleston, SC 29402-0993

Established: 1965

Practice Areas

  • Administrative and Regulatory Law
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Banking and Business Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Captive Insurance
  • Commercial Litigation and Appellate
  • Commercial Transactions and Real Estate
  • Community Association Law
  • Construction Law
  • Educational Institution Liability
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Primary Casualty
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Retail Liability
  • Tax, Estate Planning and Probate
  • Trucking and Transportation
  • Workers' Compensation

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About Us

YCRLAW has evolved from a proud heritage of legal professionals, dating back to the 1960s, but today, the firm takes a fast-paced and progressive approach to handling challenging legal matters in and out of the courtroom. The firm places the highest standards on delivering quality service, maintaining state-of-the-art technology and taking full advantage of global strategic counsel through access to an exclusive and formidable network of attorneys and case experiences.

Through this integration of service, technology and strategy, YCRLAW delivers highly efficient case management along with a depth of legal experience. Seasoned attorneys take an individual approach to serving client needs beyond expectation. The result is a firm of solid tradition where new benchmarks for excellence are set every day.

Every professional at YCRLAW is committed to providing the finest counsel available. The firm empowers each individual attorney to manage and litigate cases in a manner that best serves the clients' needs. This entrepreneurial approach fosters leadership and creative problem solving by each attorney, ensuring the best possible outcome for the client.

YCRLAW continually seeks to give back to the community in which it thrives, encouraging professionals and staff to practice community service and to donate their time through pro bono hours to organizations committed to making a difference.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • CorVel Corporation
  • Marsh USA, Inc.

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Personnel Information

Partners


Wallace G. Holland

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 1972
Education:
  • The Citadel, B.A. (Dean's List), 1969
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1972
Law Review:
University of South Carolina Law Review

Born: 1948

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Joseph E. DaPore

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Construction Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Admitted
  • Ohio, 1976
  • South Carolina, 1983
Education:
  • Ohio Northern University, B.A., 1973
  • Ohio Northern University, J.D., 1976

Born: 1951

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Michael A. Molony

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Administrative Law
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 1976
Education:
  • University of South Carolina, B.S., 1973
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1976
  • University of South Carolina, M.B.A., 1977

Born: 1950

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C. Michael Branham

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Banking
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 1983
Education:
  • Auburn University, B.S., 1979
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1983

Born: 1957

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Shawn D. Wallace

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Labor and Employment
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Real Estate
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 1983
Certifications:
  • Certified Specialist in Employment and Labor Law
Education:
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, A.B., 1978
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1983

Born: 1956

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Wilbur E. Johnson

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Labor and Employment
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 1979
Education:
  • Augusta College, B.A., 1976
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1979

Born: 1954

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F. Drake Rogers, III

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 1990
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1987
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1990

Born: 1964

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Edward D. Buckley, Jr.

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 1983
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, A.B. (cum laude), 1980
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1983

Born: 1958

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Duke R. Highfield

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Retail Liability
  • Trucking Law
  • Transportation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Educational Institution Liability
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 1991
Education:
  • Emory University, B.A., 1988
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1991

Born: 1966

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Stephen L. Brown

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Product Liability
  • Trucking
  • Transportation
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 1993
Education:
  • Clemson University, B.A., 1989
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1993

Born: 1966

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D. Jay Davis, Jr.

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Banking
  • Business Litigation
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 1996
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.A., 1988
  • College of Charleston, M.P.A., 1993
  • University of South Carolina, J.D. (cum laude), 1996

Born: 1966

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Joseph J. Tierney, Jr.

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 1997
Education:
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., 1993
  • Mississippi College, J.D., 1997

Born: 1970

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James E. Scott, IV

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Retail Liability
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 2001
Education:
  • Clemson University, B.A., 1994
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 2001

Born: 1972

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Robert P. Gruber

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 1998
Education:
  • Furman University, B.A., 1991
  • Clemson University, M.S., 1993
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1998

Born: 1968

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Leslie M. Whitten

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 2001
Education:
  • Charleston Southern University, B.A., 1998
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 2001

Born: 1976

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E. Courtney Gruber

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Retail Liability
  • Hospitality
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 1985
Education:
  • St. Andrews Presbyterian College, B.A., 1982
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1985

Born: 1960

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Brian L. Quisenberry

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Labor and Employment
  • Retail Liability
  • Hospitality
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 2005
Education:
  • The University of Tennessee, B.S., 2001
  • University of South Carolina, J.D. (cum laude), 2005

Born: 1978

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Jeffrey J. Wiseman

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Product Liability
  • Trucking
  • Transportation
Admitted
  • North Carolina, 2002
  • South Carolina, 2004
  • California, 2013
Education:
  • Kent State University, B.A., 1996
  • University of South Carolina, J.D. (cum laude), 2002

Born: 1970

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Russell G. Hines

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Product Liability
  • Trucking
  • Transportation
  • Primary Casualty
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 2004
  • North Carolina, 2006
Education:
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S. Business Admin., 2001
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 2004

Born: 1979

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Brandt R. Horton

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Product Liability
  • Trucking
  • Transportation
  • Educational Institution Liability
  • Primary Casualty
  • Retail and Hospitality
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 2004
Education:
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., 2001
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 2004

Born: 1979

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Karen W. Kerrison

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Real Estate
  • Health Law
Admitted
  • New York, 1982
  • Connecticut, 1983
  • Florida
  • Georgia, 1990
  • South Carolina, 1995
Education:
  • Boston University School of Nursing, B.S., 1978
  • Hofstra University, J.D., 1982

Born: 1956

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Catherine Holland Chase

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Transportation
  • Trucking
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 2007
Education:
  • College of Charleston, B.S.B.A. (cum laude), 2003
  • Charleston School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2007

Born: 1980

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Matthew O. Riddle

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 2007
Education:
  • Furman University, B.A., 2003
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 2007

Born: 1981

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Jason A. Daigle

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Product Liability
  • Trucking
  • Transportation
  • Primary Casualty
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 2005
Education:
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1999
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 2003

Born: 1976

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Of Counsel



Carol B. Ervin

Charleston, SC

Practice Areas
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Labor and Employment
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • South Carolina, 1982
Education:
  • Sewanee, The University of the South, A.B. (summa cum laude), 1978
  • Duke University, J.D., 1982

Born: 1956

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Service Areas

Columbia, South Carolina 114 miles

Greenville, South Carolina 213 miles

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 80 miles

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 95 miles

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