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Experience Matters

Our more than 40 attorneys and 80+ professional staff stand ready to establish, advance, and protect your corporate, professional, and personal interests.

More than 25
Practice Areas

The depth and range of our experience is a true benefit to out clients, particularly those whose cases are complex and require knowledge in multiple areas of law.

  • Attorney Spotlight

    Marian Scalise has been selected as “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for her work in Medical Malpractice Defense in 2023 and 2019 for the lowcountry of South Carolina. She has been recognized as a South Carolina Super Lawyer for more than 10 years.

  • Attorney Spotlight

    Benjamin P. Carlton is a shareholder of Richardson Plowden in the Columbia office. He is a member of the Firm’s Business & Corporate Law Practice Group, and handles a diverse array of transactional and litigation matters.

  • Attorney Spotlight

    Steven J. Pugh was admitted in 2023 as a Fellow to the American College of Trial Lawyers. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.

  • Attorney Spotlight

    Leslie A. Cotter, Jr., has been re-elected to the South Carolina Bar House of Delegates. He has served on this Board since 1992. Richardson Plowden is proud to have him representing our Firm in such an esteemed position.