Roe Cassidy Coates & Price, P.A. Founding Member Honored

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William A. Coates awarded the prestigious Robert W. Hemphill Award by the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association.

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Roe Cassidy Coates & Price, P.A. is pleased to announce that founding member William A. Coates has been awarded the prestigious Robert W. Hemphill Award by the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association (SCDTAA) for his many years of distinguished service to the legal profession, the defense bar, and the SCDTAA.

Named for the late United States District Judge Robert W. Hemphill, the award is not routinely given. Since its inception in 1988, the Hemphill has been awarded only 14 times. The recipient must be one who has shown distinguished and meritorious service to the legal profession and the public, as well as one who has been instrumental in developing, implementing, and caring for the objectives of the SCDTAA.

Mr. Coates has been a member of the South Carolina Bar for over 38 years. His practice includes commercial and corporate litigation, as well as criminal defense. In addition to his service as a DRI board member, he chaired the Judicial Qualifications Committee of the South Carolina Bar, and served as president of the SCDTAA. He is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporation Counsel, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American and Greenville County Bar Associations, and has been included in South Carolina Super Lawyers since its inception.

Mr. Coates chaired the South Carolina State Ethics Commission from 1991 through 1993. He has served both as vice chair of public policy and general counsel for the Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce, as well as the boards of Easter Seals and the March of Dimes. In addition, he is a recipient of the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian award.

About Roe Cassidy Coates & Price, P.A.
Roe Cassidy Coates & Price, P.A. was founded in January 2002 by five former shareholders of another Greenville law firm. Being like-minded in their philosophy and approach to the practice of law, they set out on their own to establish a more concentrated practice of law.

Roe Cassidy Coates & Price, P.A. is a small law firm engaged in a large firm practice. Collectively, the firm has over 100 years of experience in the practice of law. The firm provides advice in the areas of commercial, corporate, banking, health care, real estate, litigation, bankruptcy, employment and environmental law. Their litigation practice involves cases in all of the above areas, as well as casualty insurance, professional liability, government investigations, and white collar criminal litigation. The firm represents banks, businesses, real estate developers, physicians, and hospitals, as well as individuals.

Roe Cassidy Coates & Price, P.A. prides themselves not only in their legal experience and knowledge, but also in their dedication in dealing with the entire needs of their clients. The firm takes the time to know their clients in order to fully understand how they can best represent them.

Roe Cassidy Coates & Price, P.A. is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.

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