Earl was a founding partner of Ellis Lawhorne before the firm merged with Adams and Reese. He has over 40 years of litigation experience, 20 years of mediation experience and 15 years of arbitration experience, serving as an arbitrator and certified mediator for litigants as they seek to resolve business disputes, navigate dissolution, dispose of complex fee disputes, and adjudicate tort actions. Earl was selected “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in 2013, and he ranks among South Carolina Super Lawyers. Earl has served many of South Carolina’s largest employers – including hospitals and governmental entities – in the area of self-insurance. He is the Former President of the South Carolina Bar.