April 18, 2011

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South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

The April 18th edition of South Carolina Lawyers Weekly features an article entitled “90-year-old Greenville firm enters ‘new era’ with new name.”

Fred Horlbeck of South Carolina Lawyers Weekly writes about the Wyche firm’s celebration that took place on Tuesday, April 12 honoring the firm’s 90 years of service in Greenville, as well as its new name and new direction.

Horlbeck provides specific details of the event, highlighting the proclamation that Mayor Knox White read which named the date, April 12, as Wyche, P.A. Day moving forward.

Mayor Knox White told Horlbeck that during its 90 years, “the firm has played a key role in the betterment of Greenville and the Upstate… [including] support of the arts, conservation efforts, economic development, and downtown revitalization, such as the rebirth of Falls Park, the city’s centerpiece attraction on the Reedy River.” White goes on to say, “In all due respect, the future of the city and where we’re going to go from here based on the foundation that’s been laid here along the Reedy River is the thing that’s most exciting. So, while we commemorate the past, it’s the future we’re really going to be excited about.”

Wyche lawyers at the event echoed Mayor White’s sentiment, telling Horlbeck “that sort of forward-looking excitement… has long been part of the life and work at the firm.”

Longtime leaders and seniors lawyers in the firm, Tommy Wyche and Jim “Poss” Parham, were also honored at the event and presented framed copies of the Mayor White’s procla­mation.

Horlbeck spoke with Melinda Davis Lux, the youngest member of the firm’s executive committee, about the impact Tommy Wyche has had on her career and on the firm’s direction. Davis Lux says, “Certainly Tommy’s vision is an example throughout the firm. Tommy’s vision is an example throughout South Carolina.” She goes on to say, “We have a history of commitment to the community and we also have an ethic of being client-focused. So our efforts are really about taking those two things… and applying them into the future.”

Mayor White agreed, telling Horlbeck that “Tommy Wyche and his partners, over many decades, have redefined what it means to be a community citizen of Greenville. Through their support of the arts, economic development and education, they’ve really raised the bar of what law firms are expected to do in the community and beyond law firms, in the wider corporate community.”

Look for the full article on SCLawyersWeekly­.com.