In a reception last night at the University of South Carolina, Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. co-founder Mark Chappell received the prestigious “Compleat Lawyer” award from the USC School of Law Alumni Council.
The Compleat Lawyer award was established in 1992 and is bestowed upon attorneys who have made significant contributions to the legal profession and exemplify the highest standards of professional competence, ethics and integrity. The award selection committee consists of the Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, the Chief Judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the President of the South Carolina Bar, the Chairman of the Law School Alumni Council, and the Dean of the USC School of Law.
Mark Chappell was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1985 and has handled thousands of cases including at least one in every county of the State. His civic achievements include playing instrumental roles in the drafting and enacting of the “Jessica Horton Act“, which requires outside investigation of deaths on college campuses, and “Chandler’s Law“, which requires the observation of strict safety protocols for minors operating All-Terrain vehicles.