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KIRK MORGAN TO BE SWORN IN AS SCAJ PRESIDENT

August 4, 2009

SCAJ NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mike Hemlepp

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 (803) 799-5097

KIRK MORGAN TO BE SWORN IN AS SCAJ PRESIDENT
Columbia Attorney to Take Over at Hilton Head Ceremony

COLUMBIA, SC – The South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ) today announced that Columbia attorney Kirk Morgan will be sworn in as the organization’s next president at the upcoming 2009 Annual Convention in Hilton Head.

Morgan graduated the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1983 and has practiced with the firm of Walker and Morgan in Lexington for 25 years. His area of specialty is representing individuals throughout the Southeast who have sustained serious burns.

“This organization means a lot to me and to the people of South Carolina. It will be an honor to serve as its president,” Morgan said. “We have a lot of important work to do in the coming months and I look forward to the challenges ahead.”

Morgan is the past president of the Lexington County Bar Association, president-elect of the Melvin Belli Association, a sustaining member of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, and is board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in civil litigation. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the U.S. District Court Bar, and the South Carolina Bar.

“I have always admired Kirk’s unwavering dedication to his clients,” said Columbia attorney Ken Suggs, past president of SCAJ. “I am excited that he will be using his considerable talents to serve the people of South Carolina on a larger scale as President of the SCAJ.”

The swearing-in will be held at the SCAJ convention at the Westin Resort. Morgan will take over for outgoing president Pete Strom and serve in the role through August 2010. Strom, as immediate past president, will continue to be a member of the association’s executive committee.

Founded in 1958, the group was previously known as the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association but changed its name last year to reflect a broader mission.

SCAJ boasts more than 1,300 active members. The organization’s purpose is to serve as the state’s leading advocate to protect the rights of citizens under the law. For more information, visit http://www.scaj.com or email Mike Hemplepp at mike@scaj.com.

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