George C. Beighley, Jr.

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Office: 1900 Barnwell Street 

Columbia, SC 29201

Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer 7788 

Columbia, SC 29202

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Denise Fenters


Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice Defense


  • Vanderbilt University (B.S., 2003)
  • University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D., 2007)
  • George Washington University Law School (LL.M. in Intellectual Property, 2010)

Bar Admissions

  • 2007, South Carolina Bar 
  • 2011, District of Columbia
  • 2011, Licensed to practice in front of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

George C. Beighley, Jr. joined Richardson Plowden as an associate attorney in the Columbia office in 2015. He focuses his practice on Medical Malpractice. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Vanderbilt University in 2003, his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2007, and his LL.M. in Intellectual Property from George Washington Law School in 2010. Mr. Beighley’s experience includes developing patents related to computer technology and working in the creation and sale of trade secrets. He also completed a clerkship for Judge Ernest Kinard, Jr. in South Carolina.


Major Verdicts/Settlements

  • August 2015, Obtained a Defense Verdict in Johnnie Mae Reed, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Sandra Gilbert, Plaintiff vs. CareNet, Inc. of Lancaster and Nimal A. Perera, MD, Defendants



The Court Of Appeals for the Federal Circuit:  Has It Fulfilled Congressional Expectations? Published in the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media, and Entertainment Law Journal, Volume XXI (Spring 2011)

A Second Front:  A Patent Stimulus Plan:  The Battle of Elis (Submitted for publication in 2014)

Other Professional

Awards, Honors, Accolades