Thomas A. McKinney Honored with Leadership in Law Award

South Carolina Lawyers Weekly recently honored attorney Thomas A. McKinney with its Leadership in Law Award during a special ceremony held March 15 at The Frances Marion Hotel in Charleston. The Leadership in Law Awards, now in their 11th year, recognize Palmetto State attorneys who go “above and beyond in

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Gary Lemel Helps Fort Mill Middle Students Win Mock Trial State Title

As a middle school student, Gary C. Lemel first developed his courtroom skills as a member of his school’s mock trial team. This fall, Gary gave back by serving as a volunteer attorney coach for the mock trial team at Fort Mill Middle School. In December, the team celebrated taking

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Don’t Plead Guilty Before Reading This

If you have been thinking about making a guilty plea for a criminal charge the following may be one of the most important things you ever read. When you face a criminal charge, your first hearing will be an arraignment. Typically, a defendant will not enter a “guilty” plea at

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