The National Trial Lawyers is a national organization composed of the top 100 trial lawyers from each state. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as civil plaintiff (accidents, workers’ compensation, brain injury, wrongful death) or criminal defense (DUI, DWI, felonies) trial lawyers. It is the mission of The National Trial Lawyers to promote excellence in the legal profession through practical educational programs, networking opportunities, and legal publications that deal with current issues facing the trial lawyer. Mr. Robert J. Reeves of the firm Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP, has been invited to join this group from South Carolina for 2012.
Only a very small number of lawyers are ever privileged to have a case reach the state’s highest Court. Art Aiken, a partner at Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP, recently argued a case of first impression dealing with injuries sustained while playing a casual “pickup” game of softball. While there are many defenses to such claims, Art is fighting on behalf of his personal injury client because this particular game went far beyond anything a reasonable person would have expected and was seriously injured as a result. We are very proud of our partner and his willingness to take on the tough cases.
Mr. Aiken has over 22 years experience in taking and arguing appeals in both state and federal courts. Columbia attorney Art Aiken argues case before the South Carolina Supreme Court as well as the South Carolina Court of Appeals. If you are an attorney with a case on appeal or which needs to be appealed, contact Mr. Aiken at 803-799-5205 to discuss.
View documents and Mr. Aiken’s opening arguments at the SC Judicial Department’s Case of the Month – October 2011