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South Carolina Super Lawyers® Recognizes Two Butler Snow Attorneys

Super Lawyers® has recognized two Butler Snow attorneys in its 2020 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers®. Robert E. Sumner, IV and Bradish J. Waring were named to the list for business litigation.

“We congratulate Robert and Brad on their recognition by South Carolina Super Lawyers®,” said Christopher R. Maddux, chair of Butler Snow. “Their commitment to providing exceptional client service is evidenced by this honor, and we are proud of their contributions to their practices.”

Super Lawyers® is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous process, including a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. Only 5% of lawyers in each state or region are named to the Super Lawyers® list.

As a member of Butler Snow’s commercial litigation group, Sumner focuses his practice on complex civil litigation for a range of business clients including large corporations, small businesses, manufacturers, real estate owners and developers and trustees. He has tried jury and non-jury cases in state and federal courts in North Carolina and South Carolina and has handled appeals before the Court of Appeals, the Supreme Courts of North Carolina and South Carolina and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Sumner has been recognized by Super Lawyers® for business litigation since 2016.

Sumner is a member of the American Bar Association, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the North Carolina Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association, the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association and the Charleston County Bar Association. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina and his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina.

Waring is a member of Butler Snow’s litigation department and practices within the tort, transportation and specialized litigation group. As a seasoned trial lawyer with more than 40 years of experience, he focuses his litigation practice primarily in the civil arena at the state and federal levels, and frequently represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters including product liability, asbestos litigation, insurance coverage, subrogation claims, business disputes and admiralty.

Waring has been recognized by Best Lawyers® for commercial litigation and bet-the-company litigation, by South Carolina Super Lawyers® for business litigation, transportation/maritime, alternative dispute resolution, insurance coverage and personal injury-products, by Chambers USA for litigation: general commercial and by Martindale-Hubbell® with an AV-Preeminent Peer Review rating. He was also listed in Charleston Business Magazine’s Legal Elite of the Low Country – International Maritime, is a two-time recipient of South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law Award and is a recipient of the Compleat Lawyer Award, Gold Category from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Waring is a member of the American Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar, the Charleston County Bar Association, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, the Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and the Defense Research Institute. He received his bachelor’s degree and his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina.