Chambers and Partners Ranks Three Gallivan White Boyd Attorneys as Leaders in Law

Greenville, S.C. – June 6, 2019 – Gallivan White Boyd is pleased to announce its inclusion as a Leading Law Firm in Commercial Litigation in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA, Leading Lawyers for Business. Additionally, firm attorneys Gray T. Culbreath, John T. Lay, Jr., and Daniel B. White were chosen as leading business attorneys practicing law in Commercial Litigation. Together, Culbreath, Lay, and White have more than 75 years of experience combined handling complex corporate and commercial litigation matters.

Gray T. Culbreath concentrates his law practice on products liability, business and commercial litigation, transportation, class actions, and professional negligence. He is a past president of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, and Lawyers for Civil Justice, in which he has also served in a number of leadership roles. Chambers and Partners applaud Culbreath as follows:

“Gray Culbreath is an experienced trial and appellate attorney who garners warm praise for his handling of complex commercial and class action litigation, including complex product liability disputes. Sources say: ‘He is extremely thorough, very bright and a team player.’"

– Chambers and Partners

John T. Lay is a past president of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) - the preeminent invitation-only legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests throughout the world. Lay has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the IADC, the Defense Research Institute (DRI), and Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ). He was honored in 2017 as Columbia Lawyer of the Year for 2017 Mass Torts and Class Actions, Best Lawyers. He is also a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). Chambers and Partners commend Lay in the following quote:

“John T. Lay impresses in matters such as business litigation, insurance disputes and financial services litigation. Sources consider him to be ‘a gifted trial lawyer and gifted communicator’ and note that he is ‘well respected by the judiciary…’"

–Chambers and Partners

Daniel B. White’s legal practice focuses on mass torts and complex commercial litigation. He is a former president of the South Carolina Bar and former Chairman of the SC Bar House of Delegates. Chambers and Partners praise White with the following comment:

“Daniel White handles an array of complex commercial and corporate disputes, including mass torts, railroad litigation, insurance defense and product liability defense. Market commentators name him ‘an excellent lawyer.’"

-Chambers and Partners

With four offices across the Carolinas, Gallivan White Boyd frequently represents corporations, businesses and individual clients in complex business and commercial disputes, insurance matters, arbitration and litigation.


About the Firm

Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A. (GWB) is one of the Southeast’s leading law firms founded more than seven decades ago in Greenville, S.C. GWB has offices in Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville, S.C., as well as Charlotte, N.C. Practice areas include business and complex litigation, strategic risk assessment, and corporate representation. Our firm is equipped with complex experience to provide legal services to a wide range of clients.

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