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SC Largest Law Firms 2017

  1. Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

 

1320 Main St., 17th Floor

Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 237-2000

 

201 Lawyers

Partners: 129

Associates: 56

Of Counsel: 16

 

South Carolina offices: Columbia (115), Greenville (40), Charleston (34), Myrtle Beach (12)

 

Other offices: Atlanta (137), Boston (40), Charlotte, N.C. (35), Huntington, W.Va. (14), Jacksonville, Fla. (11), Nashville, Tenn. (15), Raleigh, N.C. (25), Tallahassee, Fla. (5), Washington, D.C. (28), Winston-Salem, N.C. (5), New York (3), Denver, Colo. (3), Los Angeles (5)

 

Gross revenue for firm: $380,433,000

Revenue per lawyer: $738,500

 

  1. Nexsen Pruet

1230 Main St., Suite 700

Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 771-8900

 

132 Lawyers

Partners: 91

Associates: 22

Of Counsel: 19

 

South Carolina offices: Columbia (68), Charleston (29), Greenville (27), Myrtle Beach (6), Hilton Head (4)

 

Other offices: Raleigh, N.C. (22), Greensboro, N.C. (22), Charlotte, N.C. (21)

 

  1. Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd

   1201 Main St., 22nd Floor

Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 779-3080

 

110 Lawyers

 

Partners: 84

Associates:18

Of Counsel: 8

 

South Carolina offices: Greenville (43), Columbia (37), Charleston (24), Florence (5), Myrtle Beach (1)

 

  1. McNair Law Firm

1221 Main St., Suite 1800

Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 799-9800

 

89 Lawyers

Partners: 67

Associates: 15

Of Counsel: 7

 

South Carolina offices: Columbia (39), Greenville (16), Charleston (15), Hilton Head (10), Myrtle Beach (6), Bluffton (2), Pawleys Island (1)

 

Other offices: Charlotte, N.C. (5)

 

  1. McAngus Goudelock & Courie

1320 Main St., 10th Floor

Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 779-2300

 

81 Lawyers

Partners: 44

Associates: 37

 

South Carolina offices: Columbia (33), Greenville (20), Charleston (19), Myrtle Beach (7), Florence (2)

 

Other offices: Atlanta (11), Charlotte, N.C. (29), Raleigh, N.C. (20), Wilmington, N.C. (5), Asheville, N.C. (7), Memphis, Tenn. (3), Nashville, Tenn. (6), Oxford, Miss. (4)

 

  1. Turner Padget

   1901 Main St., 17th Floor

Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 254-2200

70 Lawyers

Partners: 32

Associates: 21

Of Counsel: 17

South Carolina offices: Columbia (30), Charleston (17), Florence (8), Myrtle Beach (8), Greenville (7)

 

  1. Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

   550 S. Main St., Suite 400

Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 255-5400

 

68 Lawyers

Partners: 52

Associates: 9

Other Attorneys: 5

Of Counsel: 3

 

South Carolina offices: Charleston (44), Greenville (20), Columbia (5)

Other offices: California (3), Delaware (11), Georgia (57), Maryland (17), North Carolina (284), Virginia (21), Washington, D.C. (35)

 

Hourly billing rates: $245-$650

Annual billable hours expected of associates: 1850

Starting pay for new associate: $125,000

Gross revenue for firm: $281,000,000

Revenue per lawyer: $605,000

 

  1. Motley Rice

   28 Bridgeside Blvd.

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

(843) 216-9000

 

62 Lawyers

Partners: 20

Associates: 41

Of Counsel: 1

South Carolina offices: Mount Pleasant (62)

Other offices: Twenty-nine lawyers located in offices in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Morgantown, W.Va. and Charleston, W.Va., Washington, D.C., Louisiana, and Missouri

 

  1. Gallivan White & Boyd

   55 Beattie Place

Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 271-9580

 

61 Lawyers

Partners: 12

Associates: 22

Of Counsel: 5

 

South Carolina offices: Greenville (39), Columbia (19), Charleston (3)

Other offices: Charlotte, N.C. (9)

 

  1. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

   200 N. Main St.

Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 271-1300

 

56 Lawyers

Partners: 33

Associates: 15

Of Counsel: 8

 

South Carolina offices: Greenville (37), Columbia (15), Charleston (4)

Other offices: Atlanta (41), Austin, Texas (13), Berlin (10), Birmingham, Ala. (14), Boston (14), Charlotte, N.C. (13), Chicago (34), Cleveland, Ohio (15), Dallas (33), Denver (17), Detroit (12), Houston (22), Indianapolis (22), Jackson, Miss. (3), Kansas City, Mo. (15), Las Vegas (14), London, England (5), Los Angeles (46), Memphis, Tenn. (8), Mexico City (7), Miami (8), Milwaukee (15), Minneapolis (10), Morristown, N.J. (19), Nashville, Tenn. (14), New Orleans (12), New York (14), Oklahoma City (3), Orange County, Calif. (33), Paris (6), Philadelphia (9), Phoenix (19), Pittsburgh (16), Portland, Ore. (17), Raleigh, N.C. (34), Richmond, Va. (13), Sacramento, Calif. (2), San Antonio (7), San Diego (11), San Francisco (30), Seattle (4), St. Louis (23), St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (6), Stamford, Conn. (5), Tampa, Fla. (21), Toronto (4), Tucson, Ariz. (3), Washington, D.C. (33)

 

  1. Willson Jones Carter & Baxley

     872 S. Pleasantburg Dr.

Greenville, SC 29607

(864) 272-2667

 

55 Lawyers

Partners: 16

Associates: 57

South Carolina offices: Greenville (26), Charleston (17), Columbia (12)

Other offices: Charlotte, N.C. (11), Raleigh, N.C. (5), Atlanta (2)

 

  1. Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein

1221 Main St., Suite 1100

Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 255-8000

49 Lawyers

Partners: 28

Associates: 6

Of Counsel: 15

South Carolina offices: Columbia (20), Charleston (19), Greenville (6), Spartanburg (4)

Other offices: Charlotte, N.C. (86), Raleigh, N.C. (59), Atlanta (6)

 

  1. South Carolina Legal Services

     701 S. Main St.

Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 679-3232

 

48 Lawyers

South Carolina offices: Charleston (9), Columbia (8), Conway (3), Greenville (8), Greenwood (3), Orangeburg (3), Florence (3), Rock Hill (3), Spartanburg (3)

Starting pay for new associate: $48,000

 

  1. Smith Moore Leatherwood

     2 W. Washington St., Suite 1100

Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 751-7600

 

40 Lawyers

Partners: 25

Associates:10

Of Counsel: 5

 

South Carolina offices: Greenville (34), Charleston (6)

Other offices: Atlanta (16), Charlotte, N.C. (23), Greensboro, N.C. (52), Raleigh, N.C. (25), Wilmington, N.C. (8)

 

  1. Richardson Plowden

1900 Barnwell St.

Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 771-4400

 

38 Lawyers

Partners: 27

Associates: 9

Of Counsel: 2

 

South Carolina offices: Columbia (30), Charleston (5), Myrtle Beach (3)

 

  1. Clawson and Staubes

     126 Seven Farms Dr., Suite 200

Charleston, SC 29492

(843) 577-2026

36 Lawyers

Partners: 18

Associates: 11

Of Counsel: 7

 

South Carolina offices: Charleston (29), Columbia (3), Greenville (4)

Other offices: Charlotte, N.C. (4)

 

  1. Wyche

     44 E. Camperdown Way

Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 242-8200

 

32 Lawyers

Partners: 22

Associates: 6

Of Counsel: 4

 

South Carolina offices: Greenville (28), Columbia (4)

 

  1. K&L Gates

134 Meeting St., Suite 500

Charleston, SC 29401

(843) 579-5600

31 Lawyers

Partners: 17

Associates: 12

Of Counsel: 3

South Carolina office: Charleston (32)

Other offices: Forty-five offices with 1,898 lawyers globally

Annual billable hours expected of associates: None

Starting pay for a new associate: $145,000

Gross revenue for firm: $1,179,139,000 (2016 global firm revenue)

 

  1. (TIE) Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman

1037 Chuck Dawley Blvd., Bldg. A

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

(843) 727-6634

 

27 Lawyers

Partners: 19

Associates: 6

Of Counsel: 4

 

South Carolina offices: Mount Pleasant (19), Columbia, (3), Aiken (3), Barnwell (1), Charleston (2)

Other offices: Edwardsville, Ill. (3)

 

  1. (TIE) Moore & Van Allen

     78 Wentworth St.

Charleston, SC 29401

(843) 579-5000

 

27 Lawyers

Partners: 16

Associates: 8

Of Counsel: 3

 

South Carolina office: Charleston (27)

Other offices: Charlotte, N.C. (236), Morrisville, N.C. (13)

 

  1. Sowell Gray Robinson Stepp & Laffitte

     1310 Gadsden St.

Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 929-1400

 

26 Lawyers

Partners: 17

Associates: 4

Of Counsel: 5

 

South Carolina offices: Columbia (26)

 

  1. (TIE) Finkel Law Firm

     1201 Main St., Suite 1800

Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 765-2935

 

24 Lawyers

Partners: 7

Associates: 10

Of Counsel: 7

 

South Carolina offices: Columbia (10), Charleston (14)

 

  1. (TIE) Collins & Lacy

1330 Lady St., 6th Floor

Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 256-2660

 

24 Lawyers

Partners: 14

Associates: 8

Of Counsel: 2

South Carolina offices: Columbia (21), Myrtle Beach (3)

Annual billable hours expected of associates: 1900

 

  1. Hood Law Firm

     172 Meeting St.

Charleston, SC 29401

(843) 577-4435

 

23 Lawyers

Partners: 11

Associates: 10

Of Counsel: 2

 

South Carolina office: Charleston (23)

 

  1. Carlock Copeland & Stair, LLP

     40 Calhoun St., Suite 400

Charleston, SC 29401

(843) 727-0307

 

22 Lawyers

Partners: 11

Associates: 10

Of Counsel: 1

 

South Carolina office: Charleston (22)

Other offices: Atlanta (48), Chattanooga, Tenn. (4)

Annual billable hours expected of associates: 1950

 

  1. Murphy & Grantland

4406B Forest Dr.

Columbia, SC 29206

(803) 782-4100

 

21 Lawyers

Partners: 10

Associates: 7

Of Counsel: 4

South Carolina office: Columbia (21)

 

  1. Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms

288 Meeting St.

Charleston, SC 29401

(843) 577-7700

 

18 Lawyers

Partners: 7

Associates: 7

Of Counsel: 5

 

South Carolina office: Charleston (18)

Other office: Wilmington, N.C. (1)

Website: www.barnwell-whaley.com

Founding date: 1938

Managing partner/president: Randell C. Stoney Jr.

Hiring Director: Judith Carberry

Areas of practice: Complex civil litigation, appellate practice, patents, trademarks and intellectual property, professional malpractice defense, construction law, business law, business immigration and immigration litigation, commercial transactions, employment law, products liability, premises liability, toxic torts, mediation and arbitration.

Community involvement: East Cooper Community Outreach, Race for the Cure, Medical University of South Carolina, Ronald McDonald House, East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club, American Cancer Society, Goodwill Industries, Water Missions International, Center for Heirs Property, Preservation Society of Charleston, Gibbes Museum, Historic Charleston Foundation, Be a Mentor, Alzheimer’s Association, Boy Scouts of America, Special Olympics

Significant changes in 2016: Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms opened its first North Carolina office in May 2016. The new office, located in Wilmington, enhances the firm’s ability to serve clients regionally as it continues a tradition of providing excellent client service to businesses and professionals.

 

  1. Shelly Leeke Law Firm

3614 Ashley Phosphate Rd.

North Charleston, SC 29418

(843) 297-8485

 

16 Lawyers

Partners: 1

Associates: 15

South Carolina offices: Charleston (15), Columbia (1)

 

  1. Jackson Lewis

15 South Main St., Suite 700

Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 232-7000

14 Lawyers

Partners: 7

Associates: 5

Of Counsel: 2

South Carolina office: Greenville (14)

Other offices: Fifty-five locations nationwide with a total of 805 attorneys

 

  1. Pierce, Herns, Sloan & Wilson

321 E. Bay St.

Charleston, SC 29401

(843) 722-7733

12 Lawyers

Partners: 6

Associates: 4

Of Counsel: 2

 

South Carolina office: Charleston (12)

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