Midlands People & Achievements: I.S. Leevy Johnson

February 6, 2014 

I.S. Leevy Johnson

I.S. Leevy Johnson has received the 2014 Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession. The award recognizes the achievements of a lawyer who promotes diversity in the legal profession. Johnson has practiced as a criminal defense attorney for more than 40 years and is a founding shareholder of Johnson, Toal and Battiste in Columbia. He previously served as a member of the S.C. General Assembly and as the first African-American president of the S.C. Bar. A past recipient of the Order of the Palmetto, he also is the owner of Leevy’s Funeral Home in Columbia.

Rebekah Friedman

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