Best Law Firms names Callison Tighe & Robinson for top tier in four areas for 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Callison Tighe & Robinson has received four top-tier rankings in the 2021 edition of Best Law Firms in America. The national guide has now honored the firm for 11 years in a row.

This year’s Tier 1 honors for the Columbia area are in Litigation – Banking & Finance; Litigation – Insurance; Litigation – Real Estate; and Real Estate Law.

“For more than a decade now, our peers have consistently acknowledged the fine work of our attorneys,” Callison Tighe founding member Michael Tighe said. “This is always a gratifying recognition to receive.”

Callison Tighe also was recognized by the guide in eight additional practices areas: Trusts & Estates: Tax Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Trusts & Estates Law and Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants.

To be eligible for Best Law Firms, a firm must have at least one attorney recognized in Best Lawyers in America in the same year.

A full dozen from the firm were thus honored in the Columbia area this year. Here are the 12: Butch Barnhill; Bert Brannon; Woody Cleveland; Rick Detwiler; Ian T. Duggan; Drew English; Jim Koutrakos; Louis Lang; Ralph Robinson; Mike Tighe; Alex Weatherly; and Reece Williams.

Eight of the attorneys were honored in multiple practice areas. Mr. Koutrakos was named in four.

In addition, Mr. Williams has been named Lawyer of the Year in Columbia in the area of Litigation – Real Estate, and Mr. Lang is Lawyer of the Year for Columbia in Litigation – Banking and Finance. Only one attorney is recognized as the Lawyer of the Year for each practice area and location.

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review by fellow attorneys in the same practice areas and cities. 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