February 1st, 2012

COLUMBIA and GREENVILLE, SC – Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC, is pleased to announce the election of two shareholders – Michael P. Morris and J. Geoffrey Osborn, Jr.

Morris joined the firm’s Default Services Department in the Columbia office in 2004. He concentrates his practice in real estate law and mortgage foreclosures. His work consists of representing mortgage lenders and servicers across South Carolina. Morris is the supervising attorney for the firm’s Loss Mitigation, Hearings, Sales, Post-Sale Exceptions and Document Control Teams.

Retired from a 20-year active duty career in the United States Air Force, Morris is a Gulf War veteran and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. He earned his undergraduate (2001, magna cum laude) and J.D. from the University of South Carolina (2005), and is admitted to practice in North and South Carolina.

Osborn, based in Rogers Townsend’s Greenville office, focuses his practice on complex litigation, including matters involving products liability, construction defects, general construction matters, class actions, environmental claims and electronic discovery. His practice includes representing manufacturers of construction materials on a national basis. As part of his electronic discovery practice, Osborn consults with clients on electronic data issues, including document management policies, legal holds, employee training, clawback agreements and cost control.

He is a 2002 graduate of Clemson University and earned his J.D. from the University of South Carolina in 2006. Osborn serves on the Board of Directors and State Public Affairs Committee for the March of Dimes (SC Chapter, Upstate Division).

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