All 13 attorneys at Callison Tighe & Robinson honored in 2023 edition of Best Lawyers

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Every attorney at Callison Tighe & Robinson law firm is being honored for the second year in a row in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

One of the 13, Demetri K. “Jim” Koutrakos, was named Lawyer of the Year for Columbia in Litigation – Real Estate. Best Lawyers gives this award to individuals with the highest overall peer-feedback vote for a specific practice area and geographic region.

Here are the attorneys cited on the Best Lawyers list for Columbia this year, with the practice areas in which they are being honored:

  • William Bert Brannon: Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Sherwood M. Cleveland: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Richard C. Detwiler: Commercial Litigation; Workers’ Compensation Law-Claimants
  • Ian T. Duggan: Commercial Litigation
  • Andrew C. English III: Commercial Transactions/UCC Law; Corporate Law; Real Estate Law
  • Demetri K. Koutrakos: Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Insurance; Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • Louis H. Lang: Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Insurance; Litigation – Real Estate
  • Michael W. Tighe: Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • Alex Weatherly Jr.: Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Reece Williams III: Litigation – Insurance; Litigation – Real Estate; Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs

The other three attorneys in the firm were all named to the “Ones to Watch” list:

  • Harry Dixon: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • Matthew Jepertinger: Commercial Litigation; Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs
  • Yani Mouratev: Litigation – Real Estate; Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs; Real Estate Law

Ones to Watch recognition is given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers – usually having practiced for 5-9 years.

“We are very grateful to our peers in the legal community for this recognition from Best Lawyers,” said Mr. Detwiler, the managing member of the firm. “For over 50 years it has been our firm’s mission to provide high quality and efficient legal advice to our clients. The numerous categories in which our lawyers have been recognized reflects the breadth and depth of our talented professionals.”

Best Lawyers in America is a ranking service that helps those in need of legal services identify the lawyers qualified to represent them.

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. For more information, go to

About Callison Tighe & Robinson, LLC

The attorneys of Callison Tighe & Robinson, LLC, represent clients in matters involving Commercial Disputes; Personal Injury; Title Insurance claims; Workers’ Compensation; Complex Criminal Defense; Court-Martial Defense; Banking and Commercial Finance; Business Organizations and Succession Planning; Commercial Real Estate; Tax, Probate, Trusts and Estate Planning. For more information, visit