Congratulations to Hodge & Langley's very own attorney, Ryan Langley! We're proud to share that Ryan Langley was recently elected to the Board of Governors for the International Society of Barristers (ISOB).
The ISOB was created in 1965 and is dedicated to preserving trial by jury, the adversary system and an independent judiciary. Its founders conceived the organization to bring together the best of the trial bar in a setting devoid of partisan interests. The emphasis of the organization is on warm fellowship among professionals without regard to their orientations as plaintiffs' or defendants' advocates. In such a setting, it becomes possible to consider, rationally and in good will, issues of ethics and excellence in advocacy and the role of litigation in society. The Society's membership consists of Fellows of the Society who are committed to the highest of ethical standards and to civility in all their personal and professional relationships. One of the hallmarks of the organization is the inclusion of members' spouses or significant others as full participants in the activities of the Society.
With a limited membership, the Society has Fellows from every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, and from Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the great majority from the United States.
No lawyer may apply for membership in the Society. New Fellows are elected by the Society's Board of Governors on nomination by an existing Fellow and after inquiry as to the nominee's skill as a trial lawyer and personal and professional integrity directed to other Barristers in the nominee's region and to judges before whom the nominee has tried cases.
The Society holds a week-long convention annually that features an eclectic program, including pre-eminent speakers from a variety of disciplines and interests, designed to widen the members' horizons and deepen their commitment to professional responsibility and service.
Mr. Langley represents clients in all types of wrongful death and catastrophic physical or business injury disputes in federal and state courts throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and the United States.
Mr. Langley's litigation experience includes over a dozen trials to verdict in state and federal matters, multiple successful arguments before the South Carolina Supreme Court, and oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.
A graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law with an undergraduate degree from Wofford College, Mr. Langley is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), has earned recognition as a South Carolina Super Lawyer, and has earned an AV Preeminent rating by professional peer review through Martindale-Hubbell.
The lawyers and staff at Hodge & Langley Law Firm take pride in close client communication and personal advocacy. The firm focuses its practice on high-stakes wrongful death and catastrophic physical and business litigation matters.