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The Lewis Law Firm is seeking an experienced and client-focused attorney to join our team as a Personal Injury Pre-Litigation/Litigation Attorney. The ideal candidate for this position has a strong work ethic, exceptional problem-solving skills, and is comfortable working in a fast-paced workplace. Successful candidates will also possess a high degree of self-motivation, organization and self-sufficiency while also being able to receive mentoring, training, and supervision from senior lawyers within the firm. Successful candidates should be motivated to conduct depositions, prepare and try cases. 

Job Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

     The primary responsibility for this role is to handle a variety of personal injury cases from start to finish by performing the below job duties (this is not a comprehensive list):

·       Meet with prospective clients to evaluate potential personal injury claims and provide legal advice accordingly, all the while maintaining the highest level of compassion and empathy; 

         Research case law, potential liability, insurance policies/coverages, medical expenses, medical records, and other evidence relevant to the case;

·       Communicate with clients, insurance company adjusters, witnesses/expert witnesses, medical providers, and defense counsel at various stages throughout the case;

·             Review and monitor cases to ensure that the client(s) receive outstanding service and necessary work is being performed by support staff; 

·                 Document and update the status of all case files in the case management system;

·       Negotiate claims with insurance adjusters and defense counsel;

·                 Strategize ways to maximize value of cases for client(s);

·               Support attorneys and staff within the pre-litigation and litigation team (paralegals/ case managers, legal assistants, litigation paralegals, and legal secretaries);

·              Prepare cases for motion hearings, depositions, mediations, and trial, and represent clients at these proceedings.

       Draft, review, and modify claims, motions, discovery responses, demand letters, pleadings, subpoenas, memorandums, and other legal documents.

Qualifications Include (but are not limited to):

  • 3+ year(s) experience with personal injury preferred;
  • Admitted to South Carolina State Bar with an active license in “good standing;”
  • Dual South Carolina and North Carolina licensed preferred;
  • Knowledge and understanding of pre-litigation and litigation process;
  • Must possess analytical, legal research and writing skills;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills;
  • Ability to thrive in a high-paced environment, exceptional organizational skills, juggling client matters while adhering to strict deadlines;

·            Must be computer proficient;

·       Strong ethics and client care;

·            Adheres to the Firm's Code of Conduct, company policies, and operating principles.


Ethics Advisory Committee and Professional Responsibility 
Committee Meetings

South Carolina Bar members in York and neighboring counties who wish to gain insights into legal ethics and the Bar's ongoing professional responsibility initiatives are cordially invited to participate in the upcoming meetings of the Ethics Advisory Committee and the Professional Responsibility Committee. These meetings will convene in Rock Hill on Friday, October 20, at the McGowan Hood Felder & Phillips, LLC (1539 Health Care Drive, Rock Hill, SC).

The Ethics Advisory Committee will assemble at 11 a.m., followed by the Professional Responsibility Committee at 12:15 p.m. A complimentary lunch will be provided. Local Bar members are not only welcomed but encouraged to attend. Please confirm your attendance by RSVPing here.

SC Commission on Indigent Defense Seeking Candidates

The SC Commission on Indigent Defense is currently soliciting candidates for the role of Circuit Public Defender within the 1st, 4th, and 12th Judicial Circuits. Interested candidates may access the online application and additional information here.  

For inquiries or further details, please contact Lawrence Brown at SCCID at (803)-734-1343.

In Memoriam:

Forrest Craig Wilkerson, Sr., a mainstay of the York County Bar, has passed. His obituary is attached below. Please keep his friends and family in your thoughts and prayers.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial in Forrest Craig Wilkerson Sr.'s name to Her Place -

Continuing Legal Education

October 5, 2023:

Join us for a lunch and learn at Jones Assembly Room, York County Family Court, "A Family Law Attorney's Guide to Handling Assets During Divorce."  Registration and lunch at noon on 10/5/23.

Speaker:  Duncan E. White is an LPL Financial Advisor and Owner of Inkpointe Financial Group, LLC, and Inkpointe Divorce Solutions, LLC, located in Irmo, South Carolina.

About the Seminar:
This seminar is intended to help family law attorneys understand the potential pitfalls they face when dividing assets during the divorce process. You will learn from the perspective of a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® how simple mistakes could cost clients thousands of dollars if the settlement is not crafted correctly. There will be special focus on QDROs, the handling of the marital home, cryptocurrency, and the differences between retirement plan types.
Discussion will focus on common, real-world issues attorneys may encounter while dividing assets during the divorce process.

Community Resources

​Her Place, a 24-hour transitional home for women 18 and older, provides a safe, supportive, and trusting community. The programs and services will help deepen the participants' faith in God and themselves in order to move toward a place of self-sufficiency.  Please consider donating or volunteering.  Information below. 

Her Place - Her Place Home (

April 18, 2023:

Wilkerson, Jones & Wilkerson announces that Stroud Baker has joined the firm as a litigation associate in the Rock Hill office.

In Memoriam:

The Honorable John Calvin Hayes, 77, of Rock Hill died on April 7, 2023. John Hayes Obituary (1945 - 2023) - Legacy Remembers

Celebration Of Life
Apr. 16, 2023
3:00 p.m.
Winthrop University's McBryde Hall


We've learned that the Honorable John C. Hayes III passed away this morning. We will continue to update as we hear. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

April 7, 2023:

Join us for How to Succeed at Mediation Without Taking The Five Day 40 Hour Course on 4/28/23:

Registration will begin at 8:30 AM. Program ends at 4 PM. Lunch will be provided. Free to bar members and  $240 for non-members.
CLE approval pending.  Subject to 6 hrs, 1 of SA and 1 of ethics.

This program has been designed in conjunction with and to complement the 40-hour
Civil and Family Court Mediation Training programs. The program will provide you with
practical instruction that will enable you to be more effective as mediators or attorneys
in the mediation process. The program has been approved for six hours of CLE credit,
including one hour of ethics and one hour of mental health.
Part 1 will provide you with a clear understanding of the basics of mediation.
This is not a substitute for the 40-hour training program, but it is a great introduction to
mediation for attorneys and a stimulating refresher for mediators. You are guaranteed
to learn at least one thing about mediation that you thought you already knew.
Part 2 is divided into two main segments which we are calling The Limbic Shift
Part 1 and Part 2. Part 1 focuses on the attorney's role at mediation, which we all know
is a bit different from the attorney's role at trial. Mediation might be your new best
Part 2 is dedicated to the art of client preparation and provides you with a ton of
practical tips.
This is not your typical sit down, listen, and take notes seminar. The program is
highly interactive between the presenters and the participants and everyone there will
have the opportunity to share their experiences in mediation and learn from the
experiences of others.
Whether you are considering attending the 40-hour Mediation Certification
Training program or have already taken the course; whether you are a novice mediator,
new to mediation process as an attorney, or have long experience handling mediations,
this powerful and practical seminar offers insights on the mediation process, the
opportunity to ask questions, and most of all, the foundation you need to be successful
as mediation continues to expand as an effective and efficient means to solve disputes
in South Carolina.

March 19, 2023 Volunteer Opportunity with VALOR Clinic:

The Attorney General's Office will be holding its annual VALOR Clinic in partnership with Rock Hill/York County Veterans Affairs on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 (rescheduled from the previous date of January 11th), from 10:00am until 3:00pm at the York County Veterans Affairs office at the Government Complex, 1070 Heckle Blvd Ste. 1200, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

This will be an appointment only event and the Attorney General's VALOR Program will provide four laptop workstations installed with DL Wills (Digital Library) Software, wireless Printer, paper, and pens. Attorneys are also free to bring laptops with their own wills software. We will focus on providing veterans and their dependents with Simple Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Medical Directives.

If any area lawyers are interested in volunteering, please reach out to [email protected].

February 15, 2023: The Private Attorney Involvement Program for South Carolina Legal Services

As we begin a new year, please consider participating in South Carolina Legal Services' Private Attorney Involvement Program. SCLS pays attorneys who accept cases through the PAI Program $85/hour, up to a maximum amount per case, determined by the type of case, and a total maximum of $68,000 per calendar year. The maximum fee for consumer/bankruptcy, family, and federal income tax cases is $1,530 (18 hours); employment, housing, and public benefits cases, $1,105 (13 hours); education, health, license (auto and others), and probate cases, $850 (10 hours); advance directives, $340 (4 hours); and community education, $170 (2 hours). Attorneys may also participate in the Program as GALs or mediators. You can accept referral of as few or as many cases as you choose and when you choose to do so.

Because PAI cases involve provision of legal services to persons of limited means at a reduced rate, the hours spent on the cases meet the definition of pro bono service found in Rule 6.1 of the South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct. In addition, attorneys may report the hours to the South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program using the Bar's online reporting form and earn a certificate worth up to $100 to be used towards most of the Bar's continuing legal education programs or Bar publications and count the hours towards the 50-hour requirement to be included on the South Carolina Supreme Court Pro Bono Honor Roll.

Private attorney participation is critical to SCLS' mission to provide access to justice for indigent South Carolinians. Approximately 20% of South Carolinians live at or below 125% of the federal poverty line, which is the criteria SCLS uses in screening applicants for most services. Poverty causes an enormous strain on households and often leads to a variety of legal issues related to housing, employment, health, benefits, education, finances, and family units. SCLS and its 40 attorneys on staff across the state simply cannot meet the growing legal needs of our low-income neighbors. You can find information on the civil legal aid crisis nationwide and in South Carolina, and the need for the private Bar to partner with legal services organizations to address that crisis, in Legal Services Corporation's 2022 Justice Gap Report as well as the South Carolina Access to Justice Commission's 2021 Justice Gap Report.

If you are interested in participating in the PAI Program and partnering with SCLS to provide legal assistance to low-income South Carolinians, please visit or contact Betsy Goodale, SCLS PAI and Volunteer Recruitment Manager, at [email protected] or (803) 744-4183.

February 13, 2023: The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, P.C. is Hiring:

My firm is looking to hire an associate attorney for our office in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The focus of the position will be representing plaintiffs in employment law matters. The duties will include client intake, preparation of  administrative charges of discrimination , prelitigation investigations, preparation of pleadings and conducting discovery. Also some exposure to workers compensation. This is a full time position. Looking to hire immediately. The position will work with me in Rock Hill, and I have 32 years of employment law experience, meaning I can train them if they have no prior employment law experience. Please pass this along to any lawyers you may know who are looking for employment. Thank you. They can send me an email at [email protected] or call me at 803-328-0898


to Nominate and Elect Circuit Defender

Selection Panel Members

The South Carolina Legislature passed South Carolina Code § 17-3-5 which created a statewide Circuit Public Defender system. The Circuit Public Defender nominee is selected by a Circuit Public Defender Selection Panel, composed of attorneys residing in the counties in the circuit. Our county bar must nominate and elect four (4) members for that panel.

In order to nominate someone to serve and to vote for the panel members, you must (1) reside in YORK COUNTY, (2) be an active licensed attorney in South Carolina and (3) comply with the prohibitions concerning pledges.  You cannot be nominated to serve on the panel if you are a solicitor, assistant solicitor, an employee of a solicitor's office, an employee of the South Carolina Prosecution Coordination Commission, a member of the judiciary or a member of the Commission on Indigent Defense. Each voter shall be entitled to vote for as many candidates as there are open seats available for that county.

A meeting will be held to accept nominations and hold the elections on


February 22, 2023






Live Meeting

Video Meeting*



Virtual ZOOM

For Video Meeting:

Meeting ID Number:

820 7373 1519

Meeting Password:

 please request via email:

[email protected]


*Please install any app/software necessary to attend meeting in advance.

Please check the meeting platform website for instructions for the computer or device that you will use to attend.

Upcoming Portrait Unveiling for the Hon. John C. Hayes III:

Please join us in honoring the Honorable John C. Hayes, III on January 6, 2023 at 3 PM as we unveil his portrait at the Moss Justice Center.  Enjoy a few words from speakers and stay as the York County Bar Association will host a reception following the event. 

December 13, 2022 Firm Announcement:

Johannesmeyer & Sawyer, PLLC, is proud to announce Attorney Zachary Porfiris has joined our team!  Zachary and Rebecca Kimbrell, his paralegal, will be leading our firm's family law division.  Zach is excited to serve clients across NC and SC in the areas of domestic and family law.  Our team is eager to help clients navigate their own lives and life-long meaningful relationships – whether that includes changing circumstances or building upon new relationships.  We look forward to connecting with you. 

December 13, 2022 Volunteer Opportunity with VALOR Clinic:

Attorney General's Office will be holding It's annual VALOR Clinic in partnership with Rock Hill/York County Veterans Affairs on Wednesday, January 11th, 2023, from 10:00am until 3:00pm at American Legion Post 34, 524 Heckle Blvd, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

This will be an appointment only event and the Attorney General's VALOR Program will provide four laptop workstations installed with DL Wills (Digital Library) Software, wireless Printer, paper, and pens. Attorneys are also free to bring laptops with their own wills software. We will focus on providing veterans and their dependents with Simple Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Medical Directives.

If any area lawyers are interested in volunteering, please reach out to [email protected].

December 13, 2022 Update on Tony Jones Memorial Garden:

The first phase of the Tony Jones Memorial Garden has been installed at the York County Family Court Building.  This part of the garden is the raised bed area that will be used to grow vegetables.  Bynom Poe built the raised bed based on the dimensions of the previous raised bed that was used at the previous Family Court location on Heckle Boulevard.  Mr. Poe has been so kind and generous to help us with this project.  If you have a chance to stop by Farmer's Exchange, please let him know that we appreciate his kindness.  The location of this raised bed is behind the Family Court building at the Sally Port entrance.  It is close to a water source and will get lots of sun making it a good location.  The garden will be tended to by the York County Juvenile Drug Court participants as was the prior garden started during Judge Jones time on the bench.  The next phase of the Toney Jones Memorial Garden is still being planned.  This will include ornamental plantings and possible seating areas in the front of the Family Court Building. 

Contact Us Today

Membership in the York County Bar Association is open to any member of the South Carolina Bar residing or having an active law office within York County.

Eligible applicants for membership of the YCBA shall be admitted upon filing out and returning the membership form and fee to the Secretary of the YCBA at [email protected] or specifically noting request with annual SC Bar dues.

Mailing Address

1735 Heckle Boulevard
Suite 103-246,
Rock Hill, SC 29732