May 18th, 2015

COLUMBIA, SC – Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC, is pleased to announce that attorney  T. McRoy “Roy” Shelley III, a shareholder in the Firm’s Columbia office, was named Law-Related Education (LRE) Lawyer of the Year by the South Carolina Bar.

The award is presented annually to a member of the South Carolina Bar who has:

  • Fostered public understanding of the values of our legal and judicial system;
  • Stimulated a deeper sense of individual responsibility by helping students recognize their legal duties and rights;
  • Encouraged and supported effective LRE programs; or
  • Increased communication among students, educators, and those working in the legal system.

The LRE Division also considers the length of time over which a nominee has worked to promote education about the profession and gives additional weight to nominees with a history of supporting its mission. Some examples of activities that would support a nomination are volunteering to judge or coach Mock Trial programs and We the People programs, speaking to school classes, and participating in conflict resolution, Youth Court and peer mediation programs.

Roy is the Head of the Litigation Department and handles litigation involving construction, products liability (most frequently defending claims related to construction materials), commercial claims, trucking accidents, personal injury, property and casualty, environmental damage, insurance coverage, and criminal law.