All Bar Members please take note of retirement drop in invitation below.


Law Day Ceremony

Tuesday May 1, 2018 at 4:00 pm at the Spartanburg County Courthouse

Law Day is a national holiday established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to celebrate the American heritage of liberty, justice and equality under the law. It is celebrated on May 1 of every year.

The main speaker at this year’s program will be newly appointed US District Court Judge Donald C. Coggins, Jr. His topic will be this year’s theme adopted by the American Bar Association, “The Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom”.

Area high school students have participated in the annual Judge J. Mark Hayes Law Day Essay contest about the American Justice System. The winners will be recognized at the Law Day Ceremony.

Three awards are presented annually during the program. They are:

Chief Justice C. Bruce Littlejohn Young Lawyer Award

Justice Claude Taylor Distinguished Service Award

Justice E. C. Burnett-Law and Justice Award

The event is open to the public and all members of the Spartanburg County Bar are encouraged to attend.




 Annual Meeting of Spartanburg County Bar Association 

The Annual Meeting of the Spartanburg County Bar Association was conducted on March 30th, 2018 at the Spartanburg County Judicial Center. The Following recently deceased attorneys were memorialized:

James W. Hudgens

Julian Morgan

William O. Pressley, Jr.

Fletcher D. Thompson



On October 5, 2017, the South Carolina  Bar and WSPA TV co-sponsored Ask A Lawyer where members of the Spartanburg County Bar answered over 100 telephone calls providing free legal advice and referrals. Those participating  were L-R  Edwin McDonnell, Daniel Alexander, Lauren Ward,  Richard Vieth, Edwin Haskell and Wesley Stoddard.