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Opened in 2012, our Columbia office provides a full range of services to clients from South Carolina’s capital city. Centrally located to serve clients and industries throughout the state, attorneys in our Columbia office have vast experience representing senior elected officials, governmental entities, major utilities, and some of the state’s largest businesses.
We have been lead counsel in several of South Carolina’s seminal cases on matters of significant public policy, including constitutional law, regulatory law, municipal powers and public finance, campaign finance and election law, and open government. We have represented governors in a variety of matters before legislative bodies and the South Carolina Supreme Court. We have worked with utilities in gas and electric rate cases, in energy supply agreements, and in shaping the South Carolina’s solar and nuclear power regulatory framework. In short, we work hand in hand with clients to understand their goals in order to maximize outcomes in all contexts: in the boardroom, at the closing table, in litigation, or before a legislature or regulator.
Attorneys in our Columbia office practice in the historic Lorick House, which is located next door to U.S. President Woodrow Wilson’s childhood home and is just blocks from the State House, the South Carolina Supreme Court, and Columbia's federal courthouse. The Lorick House is a Victorian-era mansion built in the 1830s that served as a temporary home to South Carolina's governors and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2013, Governor Nikki Haley and the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation recognized Womble Carlyle for its efforts to renovate and restore the Lorick House to its glory.
Womble Carlyle placed 187 attorneys on the 2017 Woodward/White Inc.’s The Best Lawyers in America rankings, a new record for the firm.
Womble Carlyle attorney Belton Zeigler assisted the City of West Columbia in successfully accomplishing the largest annexation in the City’s history on July 26th.
Clients and members of the press turned to Womble Carlyle and the firm’s U.K. partner firm, Bond Dickinson, for answers.
Womble Carlyle attorney Ted Claypoole will speak at the 2016 Community Bankers Forum, presented by the South Carolina Bankers Association. Claypoole will discuss “Meeting Your Data Obligations without Breaking the Bank."
Womble Carlyle attorney Belton Zeigler will discuss the EU Privacy Shield and Brexit impact data regulation for U.S. companies and what they can do to prepare at an upcoming Charleston Women in International Trade (CWIT) event.
The event takes place Tuesday, May 3rd in Columbia.