Frank Gibbes Frank H. Gibbes, III
Frank Gibbes is a trial lawyer with over 40 years of experience who has tried over 200 cases in South Carolina’s state and federal courts. Frank has served as local counsel in many commercial and complex litigation matters, including litigation involving patent infringement, unfair trade practices, trade secrets, and construction claims. Frank served on the South Carolina Supreme Court Committee that was involved in drafting the Rules of Civil Procedure when the Rules were initially adopted in 1983 and until the Committee terminated its work in 2008. Given Frank’s trial experience and detailed knowledge about the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, he can provide solid advice as local counsel about South Carolina’s court systems and procedures.


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Stephanie Burton Stephanie H. Burton
Stephanie has handled civil litigation cases for 27 years. Stephanie has tried more than 50 civil cases in state and federal courts in South Carolina, including complex multi-party high stakes cases. Stephanie has handled cases in counties throughout South Carolina. Given her significant experience as a trial attorney who actually tries cases, she understands and can provide advice about the unique features of South Carolina, potential South Carolina juries, common local practices, and the court system. Stephanie has experience serving as local counsel in cases including construction, commercial, and employment matters.


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Melissa L. Douthit Melissa L. Douthit
Melissa L. Douthit is an associate attorney at Gibbes Burton, LLC and practices in the areas of corporate law, construction and design law, commercial litigation, and professional negligence.


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Emily R. Godwin Emily R. Godwin
Emily R. Godwin is an associate attorney at Gibbes Burton, LLC and practices in the areas of professional negligence, construction and design law, and commercial litigation.


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