CHARLESTON, SC – Jesse Kirchner and David Savage of Thurmond Kirchner Timbes & Yelverton, P.A., a Charleston-based law firm representing clients across a host of legal matters, have been selected for the 2014 South Carolina Super Lawyers list, while Paul Thurmond has been named a 2014 South Carolina Rising Star.
Jesse Kirchner, a founding partner of the firm, practices civil litigation with a focus on construction litigation and insurance coverage litigation. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina, where he studied political science, and his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in the top five percent of his class. There, he was inducted in the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Wig & Robe. Kirchner is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association, and the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry and is admitted to practice in South Carolina and before the U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, and before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. He holds an AV preeminent rating and has been named to the Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
David Savage, of counsel to TKTY, handles plaintiff personal injury cases, trucking injuries, nursing home injuries, dram shop claims, and serious auto accident claims. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the College of Charleston and his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he graduated in the top 10 percent of his class and was also inducted into the Order of the Coif. A year later, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Justice School. Savage is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Association for Justice, and the American Association of Justice. Since 2007, he has been named among the Best Lawyers in America. He has also been recognized among the Best S.C. Attorneys and as a Super Lawyer. Notably, Savage also served in the United States Marine Corps, where he obtained the rank of Captain of Marines.
Paul Thurmond, founding partner, leads the firm’s criminal defense practice. Prior to founding TKTY in 2005, Thurmond served as an assistant solicitor with the 9th Judicial Circuit in Charleston, handling over one thousand criminal indictments with a 92 percent conviction rate. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the College of Charleston and as a part-time prosecutor for the City of North Charleston. Additionally, Thurmond was elected in 2006 to Charleston County Council. In 2009, he was elected vice-chairman. In November 2012 he was elected as a state senator representing District 41, which includes over 70,000 constituents covering both Charleston and parts of Dorchester County. Thurmond earned his undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University, where he graduated with honors, and his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association, and the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Thurmond is admitted to practice in South Carolina and before the U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina.
Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. The selection process is rigorous and results in third-party validation of their professional accomplishments. It is an honor limited to only five percent of attorneys in the state who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Founded in 2005, Thurmond Kirchner Timbes & Yelverton, P.A., manages a broad range of legal challenges, including personal injury, criminal defense, business disputes, property defects, and construction litigation. The firm’s attorneys are committed to applying their focus, intense preparation, and strategic thinking to every phase of the case, from the beginning through trial and beyond. They work with individuals, business clients and associating law firms, with a majority of cases coming from other lawyers. The firm’s offices are located in historic downtown Charleston, S.C. More information is available at www.tktylawfirm.com or by calling 843-937-8000.