Benjamin Carlton
  • Office: 1900 Barnwell St. 
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer 7788 
  • Columbia, SC 29202
  • Benjamin P. Carlton

  • Associate
  • Columbia Office
Practice Areas
  • Business & Corporate Law 
Education
  • North Carolina State University (B.S., Accounting, summa cum laude, 2010) 
  • North Carolina State University (B.S., Business Administration, summa cum laude, 2010) 
  • North Carolina State University (B.A., Economics, summa cum laude, 2010) 
  • University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2013)
Bar Admissions
  • 2013, South Carolina 
  • 2014, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina 
  • 2014, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Benjamin P. Carlton joined Richardson Plowden as an associate in the Columbia office in 2013. He is a member of the Richardson Plowden Business & Corporate Law Practice Group. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Law in 2013, graduating in the top 15% of his class. As a law student, Mr. Carlton served as the Associate Editor in Chief of the South Carolina Law Review for Volume 64. He also served as Treasurer of the Calhoun Inn of the Phi Delta Phi Honor Society and received CALI Awards in Secured Transactions, International Trade Law, and Legal Writing II. While attending law school, Mr. Carlton clerked for Richardson Plowden and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. He has also interned as a Legislative Assistant at the North Carolina General Assembly.

Pro Bono/Community Involvement

  • Wills Clinic Participant, Habitat for Humanity, SC Bar Young Lawyers’ Division 
  • Served as a Park Scholarship Selection Committee Member
Other Professional
  • South Carolina Bar 
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association
Awards, Honors, Accolades
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  • Awarded “Eagle Scout” by the Boy Scouts of America 
  • Park Scholarship Recipient 
  • Phi Beta Kappa 
  • Order of the Wig and Robe