Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. Opens Bachman S. Smith III Mediation Center

April 21, 2016

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is proud to announce the opening of their new Mediation Center, named in honor of Bachman S. Smith III.

The Bachman S. Smith III Mediation Center, located in the Charleston office at 134 Meeting Street, is dedicated to and designed for conducting mediation and other alternative dispute resolution matters.

A member of the Firm since 1988, Mr. Smith served as managing partner of Sinkler and Boyd, P.A., a predecessor of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd. He had an active practice as a mediator and enjoyed a successful settlement rate of approximately 95% of his mediation cases. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 edition for Mediation.

Mr. Smith has been very active in the Charleston community. He is a trustee and past president of the Historic Charleston Foundation. He played a key role in the planning and permitting of five significant hotels and inns in Charleston, including the French Quarter Inn and Harbour View Inn. Mr. Smith served as chairman of the City of Charleston Zoning Board of Adjustment and as a board member of Sullivan’s Island Board of Zoning Appeals, Charleston Rotary Club, and Coastal Community Foundation.

“It is an honor to announce the opening of the Bachman S. Smith III Mediation Center,” stated James H. (Jeddie) Suddeth III, a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. “Towards the latter part of his career, Bachman focused his practice around mediations and other means of dispute resolution. I cannot imagine a better way to honor a man that has meant so much to this firm and to so many of us, personally.”