Matthew Richardson Chosen to Serve as President-Elect of the South Carolina Association for Justice« All News
August 25, 2011
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Wyche, P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney Matthew T. Richardson was recently chosen to serve as President-Elect of the South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ). SCAJ, formerly the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, has been keeping South Carolina families safe by giving a voice to families and workers for over 50 years in the legal and political systems.
"I have spent my career fighting for the people of South Carolina who need legal representation," said Richardson. "I look forward to continuing that fight in this new role."
"Matthew brings to this position unrivaled knowledge, instincts, and enthusiasm," said Mike Hemlepp, Executive Director of the 1,250 member statewide organization. "Matthew is the type of man who can change the face of South Carolina for the better. I am so proud he is lending his talents to us."
Richardson is well suited to take on this role, having served in numerous leadership roles throughout his career, including President of the South Carolina Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, member of the Bench-Bar Liaison Committee for the Richland County Bar Association, on the Board of Trustees and as Chair of the Institutional Advancement Committee for South Carolina State University, and as the 2010 Democratic Nominee for Attorney General of South Carolina. He is a frequent speaker and panelist providing continuing legal education for other attorneys around the state of South Carolina. Richardson is an Eagle Scout and a Liberty Fellow in the Aspen Global Leadership Network, and he was featured by The State as one of the South Carolina's "Top 20 under 40." His legal practice focuses on civil litigation and has included cases involving consumer protection, intellectual property, voting rights and election protests, commercial and real estate law, insurance bad faith, employment law, medical malpractice, personal injury, and products liability.
Wyche is a full-service law firm that has practiced law and served clients throughout the Southeast for more than 90 years. In that time, Wyche has participated in landmark litigation, served as counsel on cutting-edge transactions, and provided community leadership that has helped shape and drive our region"s growth and success. With offices in Greenville and Columbia, Wyche is the South Carolina member of Lex Mundi, the world"s leading association of independent law firms.