Liz Crum Named 2013 Bissell Award Winner

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The South Carolina Women Lawyers Association (SCWLA) has named McNair attorney M. Elizabeth "Liz" Crum the 2013 winner of its highest honor, the Jean Galloway Bissell Award.

The award's namesake, Jean Galloway Bissell (1935-1990), was a trailblazer who paved the way for South Carolina women lawyers in multiple fields. Her remarkable career and civic contributions serve as the standard by which the award nominees are measured. The award is presented each year to an individual for his or her distinguished and noteworthy service to the public and legal profession, achievement of professional excellence and participation in activities that have paved the way to success for women lawyers on the national, state or local level.

The award comes as no surprise to Crum's friend and colleague, Ariail Kirk. "If you read through Liz's bio, you will notice that one word continuously appears; 'serve.' For nearly 40 years, Liz has served the legal profession through numerous positions, both appointed and elected. She has served her community as an advisor and advocate. In doing so, Liz has served the mission of SCWLA, by showing young women how truly rewarding a career in law can be."

Ms. Crum was honored by SCWLA at a reception on Thursday, October 10 in Greenville, SC.

M. Elizabeth Crum is a shareholder in McNair Law Firm's Columbia office and a member of its Administrative and Regulatory Practice Group. She has extensive experience in the federal and state regulatory areas of health care, Certificate of Need and related matters, licensure, Stark and anti-kickback and HIPAA matters, state and local government procurement, as well as other state and local regulatory matters. In addition to the Bissell Award, Ms. Crum is a recipient of the SC Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law Award, as well as the Athena Award, an honor bestowed by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce that recognizes efforts to encourage and celebrate the achievements of women in business.

McNair Law Firm, P.A. is a full-service law firm serving businesses, government and individuals from ten offices in the Southeast, including eight in South Carolina, one in North Carolina and one in Kentucky. For more information about Liz Crum and McNair, visit

M. Elizabeth Crum, Shareholder
McNair Law Firm, P.A.
1221 Main Street, Suite 1800
Columbia, SC 29201

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