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Compleat Lawyer Awards

The Compleat Lawyer Awards were established in 1992 by the University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Council (formerly the Alumni Association) 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.

2018 Awards Ceremony

The winners of the 2018 Compleat Lawyer Awards Ceremony will be honored on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Register for the event online, or mail your check made payable to “USC Foundations” to Office of Alumni Relations and Development, USC Law, 1525 Senate Street, Suite 253, Columbia, SC 29208.  If you have any questions, please call (803) 777-3408.

Congratulations to our 2018 Compleat Lawyer Recipients:


  • H. Mills Gallivan

    H. Mills Gallivan, Class of 1976

    Gallivan, White & Boyd, PA; Greenville

  • Sarah Leverette

    Sarah Leverette, Class of 1943


  • Edward G. Menzie

    Edward G. Menzie, Class of 1971

    Nexsen Pruet, LLC; Columbia

  • Anne McGinness Kearse

    Anne McGinness Kearse, Class of 1998

    Motley Rice LLC; Mt. Pleasant

  • Daniel Sanders

    Daniel Sanders, Class of 1989

    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP; Greenville and Atlanta

  • John H. Tiller

    John H. Tiller, Class of 1987

    Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA;  Charleston

  • Joshua A. Bennett

    Joshua A. Bennett, Class of 2011

    Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC; Columbia

  • Matt Bogan

    Allen Mattison "Matt" Bogan, Class of 2004

    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP; Columbia

  • D. Nichole Davis

    D. Nichole Davis, Class of 2011

    South Carolina Bar; Columbia

View photos and videos from the 2017 Compleat Lawyer Awards ceremony.