In 1973, Donald V. Richardson III, and Charles N. Plowden, Jr., founded Richardson Plowden law firm. More than 40 years later, Richardson Plowden has grown from one office in Columbia, S.C., to include a second office in Myrtle Beach, S.C. and a third office in Charleston, S.C. As one of the 20 largest firms in South Carolina, we have more than 35 attorneys and more than 80 support staff.

At Richardson Plowden, our people are what set us apart. Our attorneys have been recognized as Best Lawyers in America®, South Carolina Super Lawyers, professional leaders, and leaders within our community. We are a diverse group that offers a range of perspective, but shared core values of integrity and honesty. We work hard, and work smart in a perceptive, practical and results-oriented manner.

Richardson Plowden has a broad-based service offering, encompassing more than 25 practice areas. The depth and range of our experience is a true benefit to our clients, particularly those whose cases are complex. With our multi-disciplinary approach that spans a variety of practice areas, clients can benefit from the simplicity of having one firm for all their legal needs. Learn more about our services by exploring our Practice Areas.

Our practice groups work as integrated, multidisciplinary teams. Along with broad and specialized legal experience, our attorneys have extensive backgrounds in related areas such as accounting, architecture, construction, engineering, taxation, healthcare, law enforcement, and insurance claims adjusting. We also have experienced, certified mediators and arbitrators on staff. To learn more about our attorneys, click here. Our success primarily stems from our loyal client base, many of whom we have proudly represented for decades. The same continuity exists among our attorneys and staff. These attributes are testaments to the Firm's quality service, loyalty and commitment.