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Attorney Profile Super Lawyers – Luther J. Battiste, III
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Attorney Profile Super Lawyers – I.S. Leevy Johnson
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Firm Profile Super Lawyers – Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A.
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Public Awareness New Millennium Magazine – Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A.
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Public Awareness Knight Ridder – Tribune @ Bnet – Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A.
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Award / Honors 2008 Jonathan Jasper Wright Recipient – I.S. Leevy Johnson (USC School of Law)
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Interview South Carolina Bar Foundation – I.S. Leevy Johnson
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Seminar I.S. Leevy Johnson – “Advocacy for Winners”
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Award / Honors Souther Carolina Appleseed – Advocate of the Year – I.S. Leevy Johnson
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Sponsor / Donation United Way – Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A.
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Public Awareness The Times and Democrat – Annette Smith to Santee Council
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Public Awareness U.S. Global Engagement (The State Newspaper Ad) – I.S. Leevy Johnson
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Attorney Profile American Associate for Justice (Member) – Luther J. Battiste, III
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Public Awareness Congressional Record – Tribute to Luther Battiste, by James E. Clyburn (City Council)
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Public Awareness 30 Most Significant African Americans in Columbia – I.S. Leevy Johnson
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Public Awareness 30 Most Significant African Americans in Columbia – Luther J. Battiste, III
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Attorney Profile American Board of Trial Advocates – Luther J. Battiste, III
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Award / Honors South Carolina African American History Calendar Entry – Luther J. Battiste, III
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Award / Honors South Carolina African American History Calendar Entry – I.S. Leevy Johnson
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Public Awareness Richland One, Inductee – I.S. Leevy Johnson
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Public Awareness Pillars Against Prejudice – Video Moderation – I.S. Leevy Johnson
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Public Awareness League of Women Voters Forum – Presenter – I.S. Leevy Johnson
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Award / Honors Museum of Education ‘Shout!’ – I.S. Leevy Johnson
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Public Awareness Panel member – League of Women Voters
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Award / Honors Outstanding Black Alumni Award (USC) – Luther J. Battiste, III & I.S. Leevy Johnson
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Award / Honors Outstanding Alumni Award (USC) – Luther J. Battiste, III
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Public Awareness  Opening Statements From Defense Attorney – Byron E. Gipson
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Award / Honors Byron E. Gipson receives Eagle Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America, 1986
Award / Honors Tammie Preston Makes Claflin University’s Dean’s List Fall 2008
Award / Honors Tammie Preston Makes Claflin University’s President’s Honor List Spring 2009
Award / Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson elected to Best Lawyers for 2009
Award / Honors William T. Toal elected to Best Lawyers for 2009
Award / Honors Luther J. Battiste, III elected to Best Lawyers for 2009
Award / Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson elected for Super Lawyers 2009
Award / Honors Luther J. Battiste, III elected  President-Elect of SEABOTA (The Southeastern Board of Trial Advocates)
Award / Honors Tara D. Sheard graduates Magna Cum Laude with a Master of Science Degree from South Carolina State University, May 2009
Award / Honors Yvonne R. Murray-Boyles is conferred the degree of Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law, May 2009
Public Awareness Not Guilty Verdict: Byron E. Gipson as Defense Attorney
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Public Awareness Former Prison Guard–Not Guilty:  Byron E. Gipson as Defense Attorney
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Award / Honors Courtney Earle receives the Matthew J. Perry Scholarship sponsored by Alpha Iota Chapter of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity
Public Awareness I.S. Leevy Johnson has been appointed by the President of the American Bar Association to serve as Chairman of the American Bar Association Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity 
Award / Honors Luther J. Battiste, III receives the John W. Williams Distinguished Service Award
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Award / Honors  I.S. Leevy Johnson Invited to White House Event
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Public Awareness Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A. Co-Sponsors McKissick Museum’s Presentation of ‘Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art’
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Public Awareness Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A. Co-Sponsors Chemistry of Color
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Public Awareness Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A. Releases Firm Brochure
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Public Awareness Luther J. Battiste, III recognized as part of Orangeburg County’s Black History
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Public Awareness I.S. Leevy Johnson honored by The Beta Chi Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. for making a difference in the African American community  
Awards/Honors Byron E. Gipson appointed by the Supreme Court of South Carolina to serve as a member of the Committee on Character and Fitness
Awards/Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson selected to Super Lawyers 2010
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Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III selected to Super Lawyers 2010
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Awards/Honors Tammie Preston Makes Claflin University’s President’s Honor List and Dean’s List Spring 2010
Awards/Honors Teckla Womack Receives The Sherod Eadon Scholarship Award
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Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III selected to serve as one of four Transition Team Co-Chairs by Columbia Mayor-elect Steve Benjamin
Awards/Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson awarded Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from University of South Carolina
Awards/Honors Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A. ranks in U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Rankings
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Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III selected in the 2011 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America 
Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III presents Proclamation to Columbia Mayor, Steve Benjamin 
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Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III awarded Distinguished Alumni Award
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Awards/Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson Receives Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award 
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Awards/Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson selected for South Carolina Super Lawyers 2011 
Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III selected for South Carolina Super Lawyers 2011
Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III participates in Garnet Way Cabinet and Capital Campaign 
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Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III receives Distinguished Alumni Award 
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Awards/Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson selected as Black History Observance Speaker at Bethlehem Baptist Church on February 11, 2011 
Awards/Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson selected as Black History Day Speaker at Brookland Baptist Church, Northeast Campus, on February 27, 2011
Awards/Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson Interviewed by Carver-Lyon Elementary School Students in Preserving Waverly Series-Teachers for Equity in Education 
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Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III Honored at the KAPPA Centennial Founder’s Day and Achievement Banquet on April 21, 2011
Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III selected for Membership into the International Society of Barristers
Awards/Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson Awarded “Top Attorneys Award”–Recognized for Excellence by the American Registry
Awards/Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson selected in The Best Lawyers in America 2012
Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III selected in The Best Lawyers in America 2012
Awards/Honors William T. Toal selected in The Best Lawyers in America 2012
Awards/Honors George C. Johnson recognized in October 2011 Edition of the Greater Columbia Business Monthly as Most Outstanding in Criminal Law
Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III Becomes A Member of the National Black Trial Lawyers Association
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Awards/Honors Linden Guinn receives the 2010 I.S. Leevy Johnson Scholarship
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Awards/Honors Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A. recognized in the Columbia Metropolitan Magazine
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Public Awareness I.S. Leevy Johnson appears on WIS-TV’s Awareness Program
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Public Awareness Luther J. Battiste, III Declares His Support for FHNY
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Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III Featured Speaker to 3rd Graders at Oak Pointe Elementary School
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Service Audrey W. Shaw celebrates 25 years of service at Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A.
Service Tammie Preston celebrates 10 years of service at Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A.
Awards/Honors George C. Johnson selected to serve on the South Carolina Board of Governors
Awards/Honors 1954-1969: Modern Civil Rights Era | OMSA  Luther Battiste as a USC Student Vitally Involved in the Development of the African American Studies Program
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Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III serves as Board of Trustees President of Columbia Museum of Art
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Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III selected in The Free Times 50
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Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III serves as panelist at the Public Conversation:  Preserving Columbia’s African American History 
Awards/Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson honored by the American Bar Association for dedicated service to the American Bar Association Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III included in the 2013 Best Lawyers in America 
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Awards/Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson included in the 2013 Best Lawyers in America 
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Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III selected to co-chair ABOTA Leadership Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida
Awards/Honors Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A. receives Tier 1 Ranking in U.S. News Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”
Awards/Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson selected in SC Super Lawyers 2013
Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III selected in SC Super Lawyers 2013
Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III recognized in book:  “African Americans of Orangeburg County”
Awards/Honors Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A. recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its January 2013 edition
Awards/Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson recognized as Lawyer of the Year 2013
Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III serves as Chairman of the Capital City Club as they Celebrate 25 Years
Awards/Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson serves as keynote speaker for the South Dakota Bar Association Convention June 21, 2013
Awards/Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson receives 2014 Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
Awards/Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson selected to 2014 Best Lawyers
Awards/Honors William T. Toal selected to 2014 Best Lawyers
Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III selected to 2014 Best Lawyers
Awards/Honors Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A. receives Tier 1 Best Law Firm Ranking
Awards/Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson selected in 2014 South Carolina Super Lawyers
Awards/Honors William T. Toal selected in 2014 South Carolina Super Lawyers
Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III selected in 2014 South Carolina Super Lawyers
Awards/Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson elected for a 3-year term to serve as State Delegate to the American Bar Association for the State of South Carolina
Awards/Honors Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A. serves as Title Sponsor for “The Unique Art of Floyd Gordon”
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Awards/Honors Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A. donates Thanksgiving Baskets to Needy Families
Awards/Honors Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A. serves as Sponsor for African Americans in Orangeburg County by Laritza Hill
Awards/Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson—Keynote speaker for Black History Month at New Life Outreach Ministries, Swansea, SC
Awards/Honors Luther J. Battiste, III featured in Times & Democrat as one of Columbia’s First Black City Councilmen; First President of the Richland County Bar Association; First President of the South Carolina Trial Lawyer’s Association
Public Awareness Weekday Lawyer, Weekend Jazz DJ – Free-Times.com
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Awards/Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson selected for Leadership in Law Award PDF Document
Awards/Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson selected to receive an American Bar Association 2014 Spirit of Excellence Award External Link
Awards/Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson—Commencement Speaker at Allen University on May 10, 2014—Received Honorary Doctorate
Awards/Honors George C. Johnson—Selected for Liberty Fellowship’s 12th Class
Awards/Honors Luther Battiste—Elected the new president of University Associates at the University of South Carolina                   
Awards/Honors I.S. Leevy Johnson honored by ABA diversity commission for achievements in the legal profession External Link