Barnwell Whaley immigration attorney Bradley Banias recognized as 2019 Leadership in Law honoree by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

Barnwell Whaley immigration litigation attorney Bradley Banias was recognized by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly as an honoree at the 2019 Leadership in Law event on Friday, March 15th at the Francis Marion in Charleston. South Carolina Lawyers Weekly annually recognizes attorneys from across the Palmetto State who have achieved success in their law practice, made contributions to society and had an impact on the legal profession. Bradley Banias is recognized for his work in immigration and litigation matters.

Bradley Banias cut his teeth in the niche world of immigration litigation at the Department of Justice, and he now practices law at Barnwell Whaley – focusing on business immigration law and federal court immigration litigation. He represents clients throughout the United States in Federal Court and his immigration work has been featured in national articles by The Guardian and Indyweek, as well as numerous Spanish publications and broadcasts. He is an active part of the national conversation on federal litigation for immigration issues and their effect on American businesses. In addition, he is an authoritative voice on the national stage as he has served as a panelist for many CLE (Continuing Legal Education) courses with the American Immigration Lawyers Association throughout the United States. Banias also teaches immigration and administrative law courses at his alma mater, the Charleston School of Law.

Banias is a cum laude graduate with a bachelor of arts in philosophy from the College of Charleston’s Honors College, and graduated summa cum laude from the first graduating class of the Charleston School of Law. While in law school, he was the associate editor in chief of the Charleston Law Review and problem editor for the Moot Court Board. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable G. Ross Anderson, United States District Court Judge for the District of South Carolina, and the Honorable Dennis W. Shedd, United States Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Mr. Banias also earned his masters of law from Columbia Law School, where his studies emphasized immigration law and constitutional history, and graduated with highest honors as a Stone Scholar.

Banias is Chair, Federal Litigation Section, Carolinas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, A member of the AILA Administrative Litigation Task Force, a member of the prestigious James L. Petigru, American Inn of Court, a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar and formerly part of the Trial and Appellate Advocacy Council (2015-2017). He is admitted to practice in all South Carolina State Courts, the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th, 5th, and 11th Circuits. He has been recognized as a “Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Charleston, SC” by Super Lawyers and holds an AV preeminent rating (the highest) with Martindale-Hubbell, the leading “gold standard” in lawyer directories and attorney ratings.

Mr. Banias focuses his private law practice in the areas of general and business immigration law, federal court immigration litigation, civil litigation, appellate practice and administrative law.

Established in Charleston in 1938, Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC, represents and counsels businesses and professionals in both North and South Carolina, throughout the United States in Federal Court, and beyond. Widely respected for their work in complex litigation matters, the firm’s 20 members and associates focus on the areas of complex civil litigation defense, patents, trademarks and intellectual property, professional malpractice defense, construction law, business law, business immigration, immigration litigation and products liability defense. For more information visit .