November 18, 2011

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GREENVILLE, S.C. – Wyche, P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney Wallace K. Lightsey has been named the Best Lawyers’ Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year for 2012 in Greenville, S.C.

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Only a single lawyer in each legal area in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in our surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

“Wyche takes great pride in the talent and creativity of all of its lawyers. In litigation our core competence lies in tackling complex litigation on behalf of our clients, so it is especially rewarding to be named Greenville’s Lawyer of the Year for Bet-the-Company Litigation,” says Lightsey.

Wallace Lightsey has been practicing law for more than 25 years and has extensive experience dealing with complex litigation, including cases involving fields such as securities, intellectual property, antitrust and trade regulation, product liability, and first amendment litigation, among others. Lightsey serves as the Chair of the Wyche Executive Committee, President of the South Carolina Bar Foundation, and past Chair of the South Carolina Commission on Lawyer Conduct. Lightsey has been listed as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” since 1997 and has been ranked in Band 1 for Litigation in Chambers USA: Leading Lawyers for Business since 2007. In 2004, he was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in recognition of his substantial jury trial experience. Lightsey is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School.

About Wyche
Wyche is a full-service law firm which has practiced law and served the Greenville community 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.