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South Carolina mediator Lana  Sims
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Lana H. Sims Jr.
Adams & Reese LLP
1501 Main Street, 5th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201

Tel: (803) 254-4190
Fax: (803) 779-4749
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Calendar Last Updated: 21 Sep 18


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Lana H. Sims Jr. has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
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Biographical Notes:

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Practicing law since 1982, Lana is a certified mediator recognized by the Supreme Court of South Carolina, and has experience in state and federal litigation, workers’ compensation, long shore and harbor worker matters. He has experience in workers’ compensation cases in circuit court or federal court actions, and cross-over claims like workers’ compensation claims with third party liability liens, assisting litigants with the resolution of a myriad of disputes, and his depth of experience is a valuable asset both to clients and to the litigants he assists in mediation throughout South Carolina.

Lana is also conversationally fluent in Spanish, born and raised in Panama, helpful to civil litigation mediations that may involve Hispanics.

Lana is recognized by his peers among Best Lawyers in Workers’ Compensation Law. Much of Lana’s career has involved representing employers, self-insured funds, and insurance companies throughout the state. His experience includes representation of clients before the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission and defending clients in matters involving occupational disease and exposure to hazardous materials.


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  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1982
  • Davidson College, B.A., 1979


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    English, Spanish

    Memberships & Affiliations:

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    • South Carolina Bar, Diversity Task Force Richland County Bar Association International Association of Defense Counsel
    • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
    • Defense Research Institute
    • South Carolina Self-Insurers Association
    • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division, former president
    • American Bar Association House of Delegates, former South Carolina State Delegate
    • South Carolina Bar Foundation, former president
    • South Carolina Bar Workers Compensation Council, Board Member
    • South Carolina Workers Compensation Educational Association - Vice President, Board of Directors


    Rates: $395 per hour for 3 parties or less. $100 per party for 4 or more parties.
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