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Alissa Fleming Rising Star Super Lawyer

Alissa Fleming Rising Star Super Lawyer
April 19, 2013 Killough boys
April, 2013

Alissa Fleming selected to Rising Star Super Lawyers list


image of Alissa Fleming, nurse attorneyAlissa D. Fleming has been selected for the 2013 South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, joining Barnwell Whaley attorneys M. Dawes Cooke, Randell C. Stoney, Jr. and Ernest Lipscomb, III each of whom is listed as 2013 South Carolina Super Lawyers. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

As an associate attorney at Barnwell Whaley, Alissa Fleming advises and represents a broad range of clients primarily in the areas of professional practice and liability, employment law, and civil litigation. As a nurse attorney, Fleming has litigated all types of matters, including professional liability matters involving the defense of physicians, nurses, attorneys, and other professionals, hospitals, nursing homes, residential and nursing care facilities, as well as medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, in a variety of matters at the administrative, state, and federal court levels. In the area of employment law, Ms. Fleming handles matters on behalf of employers in the areas of contract disputes, wrongful termination, harassment, and discrimination. She also has experience drafting documents such as employment contracts, compensation agreements, and employee handbooks. In addition, she advises her clients on situations involving discipline, investigations, and terminations.

image of M. Dawes Cooke, Jr., Barnwell Whaley member attorneyM. Dawes Cooke, Jr.’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, professional liability defense, and personal injury litigation. He is also a much sought after mediator and arbitrator. He is admitted to the South Carolina Bar and the United States Supreme Court Bar. Cooke is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He holds a Martindale-Hubble Preeminent rating (the highest, formerly called AV), and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation for defendants, personal injury litigation for plaintiffs, arbitration, and mediation. Best Lawyers named Cooke the Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year in both 2011 and 2013. In 2012, he was named Personal Injury Litigation Litigator of the Year. Benchmark Litigation has named him as a Local Litigation Star in 2012 and 2013 in the areas of insurance, product liability, medical malpractice, and construction. He is also regularly listed in Super Lawyers as one of the top 10 attorneys in the state of South Carolina, and he was profiled in the April 2011 edition.

image of Randell C. Stoney, Jr. Charleston attorney, certified mediator and arbitratorFor over 30 years, Randell C. Stoney, Jr. has focused his law practice on premises and product liability, construction law and litigation, and general liability. He holds an AV Martindale-Hubbell rating, representing the highest level of professional excellence, and since 2008 has been listed in Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys in the state of South Carolina. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the South Carolina Defense Trial Lawyers Association, and the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), and The American Board of Trial Advocates. Stoney has deep roots in Charleston and the Low Country. His grandfather began practicing law in Charleston over 100 years ago. Prior to entering private practice, Stoney served as both assistant Ninth Circuit Solicitor for Charleston County and as Deputy Solicitor for Berkeley County.

image of Ernest Lipscomb, intellectual property attorney, professor, authorErnest “Lip” Lipscomb, III has been practicing law for 45 years. He is the author of the seminal eleven-volume patent treatise, Lipscomb’s Walker on Patents, author of Lipscomb’s Patent Claims and has testified as an expert witness in patent cases. He has more than 20 years experience as in house intellectual property counsel for major corporations such as Westvaco, Revlon Inc., and Rorer Group, Inc. In addition, he has served as an Examiner in the United States Patent Office. Mr. Lipscomb has been listed as a Super Lawyer since 2006.

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 17 members and associates focus on the areas of mediations, intellectual property, civil litigation defense, professional malpractice defense, construction law, business law and products liability defense.

Super Lawyers, a Thomas Reuters publication, rates 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.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law.