(PRWEB) December 18, 2013
Attorney Kenneth Suggs, of Columbia, SC, has been named among the “100 Most Influential” trial attorneys in the nation by the National Trial Lawyers Association publication, The Trial Lawyer.
Suggs, a principal in the firm of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, has been a tireless champion of consumer legal rights for nearly 40 years. Known for his advocacy in the areas of medical malpractice, product liability and business litigation, he has been recognized consistently as one of the nation’s finest trial lawyers.
“Ken’s service to the profession and to his clients is extraordinary, an example to anyone aspiring to greatness in the law,” said Howard Janet, JJ&S managing partner. “He is truly a lawyer’s lawyer, and even more importantly, among the finest advocates for clients I’ve ever known.”
Outstanding Professional Service
Each year, the Trial Lawyer selects 100 trial attorneys for the “top 100” designation, based on professional excellence and significant legal achievements.
Among Suggs’ achievements is designation by Best Lawyers magazine as 2014 Columbia, SC Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year.” In 2012, he was named Best Lawyers ® Lawyer of the Year–Product Liability, Columbia, SC. In 2009 he was recognized as South Carolina Super Lawyer’s® Top Point Getter, and has been listed among Best Lawyers in America® for more than 10 years in the areas of mass torts, medical malpractice, personal injury and product liability litigation.
He has received the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Harry Philo and President’s Awards, and the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association Founders Award, both in 2007, and the American Bar Association’s Torts and Insurance Practice Section’s “Pursuit of Justice” award in 2008. In addition, he served as president of the AAJ (formerly the American Association of Trial Lawyers) from 2005-2006. He also served as President of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association in 1981; the Advisory Board for Best Lawyers in America; and the Executive Committee of the Lawyers Committee for the National Center for State Courts.
He received his Juris Doctorate from the University Of South Carolina School Of Law in 1975, and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Clemson University in 1968, and has been honored as a Clemson Alumni Fellow, and has served on the Clemson University President’s Advisory Committee and Board of Visitors. Before attending law school, he served in the United States Navy, including two years in the Vietnam War.
Janet, Jenner & Suggs is a national firm noted for its expertise in birth injury and cerebral palsy cases, dangerous drugs and medical devices, and environmental litigation. The firm has offices in Maryland, South Carolina, Massachusetts, New York, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Minnesota, and West Virginia. Its headquarters office is in Baltimore.