Lorri Montgomery
Director of Communications
National Center for State Courts

Managing Shareholder of Johnson, Toal and Battiste, PA, Luther J. Battiste, III to serve on NCSC Board of Directors

Williamsburg, Va. (July 25, 2014) – Luther J. Battiste, founding and managing shareholder of Johnson, Toal and Battiste, has been selected to serve on the National Center for State Court's (NCSC) Board of Directors for a three-year-term.   

Battiste specializes in complex civil litigation, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, and administrative law. He served on Columbia, South Carolina City Council for 15 years including two terms as Mayor Pro-Tempore. He serves on the National Board of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and was a past president of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (SEABOTA) and the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of the American Inns of Court, American Association of Justice and the National Bar Association. He has been selected on numerous occasions to the Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. Battiste received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and his juris doctorate from Emory University Law School. 

The National Center for State Courts, headquartered in Williamsburg, Va., is a nonprofit court organization dedicated to improving the administration of justice by providing leadership and service to the state courts. Founded in 1971 by the Conference of Chief Justices and Chief Justice of the United States Warren E. Burger, NCSC provides education, training, technology, management, and research services to the nation’s state courts.


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