CHARLESTON, SC – Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Charleston partners Mike Bowers and Bennett Crites, III have been selected to the 2019 South Carolina Super Lawyers. A Super Lawyers selection is an honor reserved for those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice.
Clients turn to Mike for his representation both inside and outside the courtroom. Practicing law for more than 43 years, he also has more than 20 years of mediation experience serving clients outside the courtroom, achieving successful results through arbitrations, mediations, and all forms of alternative dispute resolution. As a certified circuit court mediator (2000), certified circuit court arbitrator (1998), and an approved federal court mediator, Mike has conducted numerous mediations focusing on the mediation of state court, federal court, pre-lawsuit, complex, and multi-party disputes, involving a wide range of issues. Mike’s legal and technical experience has made him a logical choice for parties searching for an experienced and knowledgeable neutral to help resolve their disputes, whether through mediation or arbitration.
In practice for 15 years, Bennett is a member of the firm's Litigation group, advising businesses and individuals on complex legal issues. His practice focuses on transportation and commercial trucking law, products liability, professional liability, and retail and hospitality where he is experienced in litigating cases from minor injury to wrongful death and catastrophic injury. In Bennett's products liability work, he represents clients in industries as diverse as: heavy equipment, consumer products, chemicals, firearms, food products, and sporting goods.
In addition, Bennett is also a Circuit Court Mediator in the State of South Carolina.
Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 260 lawyers and seven offices in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Shumaker is a premier provider of quality legal services. Whether it's commitment to clients or work in the community, involvement lies at the core of all of Shumaker’s initiatives.