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The law firm of Chappell Smith & Arden PA is pleased to announce that attorney Jacob Born was named president of the Charleston School of Law Alumni Association Columbia Area Chapter.

The Columbia chapter is one of 10 regional chapters established by the school. Born is a 2011 graduate of the Charleston School of Law and a 2006 graduate of the University of South Carolina.

“I am excited to serve the Charleston School of Law Alumni Association through the Columbia Area Chapter,” Born said. “Giving back to the community is important to me and I look forward to collaborating with Trey Nicolette, our chapter vice president.”

Born is admitted to practice law in both South Carolina and Georgia. At Chappell Smith & Arden, hispractice areas include personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, products liability, nursing home abuse and neglect, premises liability, catastrophic injury litigation, and trucking accidents.

“At Chappell Smith & Arden, we encourage our attorneys to participate fully in the life of the communities they serve,” said partner Mark Chappell. “Jacob is an outstanding and compassionate young attorney. Through his activities with his alma mater – as well as other organizations such as the Richland County Recreation Foundation, where he is a board member – Jacob helps make our community a better place.”

Chappell, Smith & Arden was founded more than two decades ago and now has offices in Columbia, Rock Hill, Aiken, Florence, Sumter and Charleston, South Carolina. The firm’s attorneys are licensed to practice in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and the District of Columbia.