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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.

2019 Awards Ceremony

The winners of the 2019 Compleat Lawyer Awards Ceremony were honored on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
View photos from the 2019 Compleat Lawyer Awards. 
Watch the videos honoring our 2019 Platinum recipients. 


Congratulations to our 2019 Compleat Lawyer Recipients:


  • M. Malissa Burnette

    M. Malissa Burnette, Class of 1977

    Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, PA; Columbia

  • Karl Folkens

    Karl A. Folkens, Class of 1981

    Folkens Law Firm, PA; Florence

  • Charles Ben Garren

    Charles Ben Garren, Class of 1987

    The Coca-Cola Co.; Atlanta

  • John T. Lay Jr.

    John T. Lay Jr., Class of 1991

    Gallivan White & Boyd, PA; Charleston

  • Boyd B. Nicholson

    Boyd B. Nicholson, Class of 1992

    Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA; Greenville

  • Matthew T. Richardson

    Matthew T. Richardson, Class of 1998

    Wyche, PA;  Columbia

  • Miles E. Coleman

    Miles E. Coleman, Class of 2009

    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP; Greenville

  • Allison P. Sullivan

    Allison P. Sullivan, Class of 2005

    Bluestein Thompson Sullivan, LLC; Columbia

  • Sheila M. Willis

    Sheila M. Willis, Class of 2011

    Fisher & Phillips, LLP; Columbia

  • Rachel Elizabeth Lee

     Rachel Elizabeth Lee, Class of 2019


  • Patricia West Morr

     Patricia West Morr, Class of 2019


  • Jason Alexander Richardson

     Jason Alexander Richardson, Class of 2019


View photos from the 2019 Compleat Lawyer Awards ceremony. 
Watch the videos honoring our 2019 Platinum recipients. 



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