The announcement was made jointly by Adams and Reese Managing Partner, Charles P. Adams, Jr., pictured left, and Ellis Lawhorne Managing Shareholder, William P. McElveen, Jr. McElveen will serve as a Transactions Practice Group Leader in the merged firm. Robert P. Bethea, Jr. will serve as the Partner in Charge of the Adams and Reese Columbia office.

Adams and Reese, Ellis Lawhorne Merge

The law firm of Adams and Reese LLP announces its expansion into the state of South Carolina, merging with Columbia -based law firm Ellis Lawhorne, effective June 1, 2013. With the addition of 23 attorneys in Columbia, Adams and Reese will have more than 340 attorneys and advisors resident in 16 offices in seven states throughout the Southern United States and Washington, DC.

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