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2015 Super Lawyers – Cooke Number One in South Carolina

2015 Super Lawyers – Cooke Number One in South Carolina
April 30, 2015
April, 2015

M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. listed as the number one attorney in South Carolina and
Six additional Barnwell Whaley attorneys chosen for 2015 South Carolina Super Lawyers list

image of M. Dawes Cooke, Jr., Barnwell Whaley member attorneyBarnwell Whaley member attorney M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. was chosen as the number one attorney in the State of South Carolina for the second year in a row for the South Carolina Super Lawyers list, released this week. In addition, six Barnwell Whaley attorneys join Cooke in the listings, David S. Cox, B.C. Killough and Randell C. Stoney, Jr. have been selected to the 2015 South Carolina Super Lawyers list, and Bradley Banias, Jeffrey Bogdan, and Alissa Fleming have been selected to the South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive the Super Lawyers honor, and 2.5 percent are selected for the Rising Stars honor.

M. Dawes Cooke, Jr.’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, professional liability defense, and personal injury litigation. A much sought after mediator and arbitrator, Cooke frequently lectures on the subject of alternative dispute resolution. 2015 marks the second year in a row that Cooke has been listed as the number one attorney in South Carolina by Super Lawyers, a rating service which has regularly selected him in the top ten in South Carolina. Super Lawyers profiled Cooke in the April 2011 edition.

image of BC Killough, Charleston patent attorneyThose included in the 2015 South Carolina Super Lawyers list include B. C. Killough, a registered patent attorney with over thirty years of experience counseling businesses in their corporate and intellectual property matters. He has prosecuted hundreds of patent and trademark applications, and he has litigated patent, trademark and copyright matters and most recently was named Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for corporate law for Charleston.




image of Randell C. Stoney, Jr. Charleston attorney, certified mediator and arbitratorRandell C. Stoney, Jr. focuses his law practice on premises and product liability, construction law and litigation and general liability. Stoney has been listed in Super Lawyers annually since 2008 and is named as a Best Lawyer in the area of product liability litigation – defendants.


Barnwell Whaley’s Alissa Fleming, chosen as a 2015 South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star advises and represents a broad range of clients primarily in the areas of professional liability, employment law and insurance defense. As a nurse attorney, Fleming has litigated all types of matters, including professional and products liability. Also chosen for the Rising Stars list, Jeffrey Bogdan practices in areas of civil litigation including medical malpractice, products liability, construction, general negligence, commercial lending, business disputes, employment law, and insurance coverage. Bogdan completed the prestigious International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy in 2014 and is a member of the Charleston Chamber of Commerce Leadership Charleston Class of 2015. Bradley Banias, selected as a 2015 South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star, focuses his practice in the areas of civil litigation, appellate practice, administrative law, general and business immigration law, and federal court immigration litigation. He is Chair of the Federal litigation section of the Carolinas chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, an adjunct professor – teaching immigration law – at the Charleston School of Law, and blogs on the subject of business immigration and business immigration litigation at

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Bradley Banias Business Immigration AttorneySuper Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, 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 patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

Established in Charleston in 1938, Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC, represents and counsels businesses and professionals in the state of South Carolina and beyond. Widely respected for their work in complex litigation matters, the firm’s 18 members and associates focus on the areas of civil litigation defense, alternative dispute resolution, patents and intellectual property, professional malpractice defense, construction law, business law, business immigration and products liability defense.