Shumaker Announces Attorneys Selected to 2021 South Carolina Super Lawyers®

CHARLESTON, SC – No strangers to the accolade, Charleston partners H. Michael “Mike” Bowers and J. Bennett Crites, III have been selected for inclusion in 2021 South Carolina Super Lawyers®.

For the 11th time, Mike is being recognized in the area of Construction Litigation. Bennett is recognized in the area of Personal Injury General: Defense, and is celebrating his 10th year of Super Lawyers® recognition.

Super Lawyers® is an annual listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

The selections for this esteemed list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business. Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers® undertakes a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. Only five percent of South Carolina attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers®.

Clients turn to Mike for his representation both inside and outside the courtroom. Practicing law for more than 44 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. 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 17 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 and Arbitrator in the State of South Carolina.

Super Lawyers was first published in 1991 by Law & Politics and was acquired by Thomson Reuters, Legal in February 2010. Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.  Super Lawyers can be found online where lawyers can be searched by practice area and location.