Samia Albenberg
  • Office: 235 Magrath Darby Boulevard, Suite 100
  • Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
  • Mailing: P.O. Box 21203
  • Charleston, SC  29413
  • Samia H. Albenberg

  • Of Counsel
  • Charleston Office
Practice Areas
  • General Litigation 
  • Construction Law 
  • Land Use 
  • Appellate Practice 
  • Historic Preservation Law 
  • Personal Injury 
  • Insurance Defense
  • Toxic Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Business Formation
  • Property Owner & Homeowners Association Representation
  • Trucking &Transportation Law
  • College of Charleston (B.A., Historic Preservation, 2003)
  • Georgia State University (M.A., Historic Preservation, 2004) 
  • Charleston School of Law (J.D., 2007)
Bar Admissions
  • 2015, Supreme Court of the United States
  • 2010, Georgia 
  • 2009, U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • 2008, U.S. District Court District of South Carolina 
  • 2007, South Carolina 
Samia Hanafi Albenberg
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Samia H. Albenberg serves in an Of Counsel role in Richardson Plowden's Charleston office. She focuses her practice in general litigation, construction law, land use and zoning, appellate law, historic preservation law, homeowners' association representation, personal injury litigation, and insurance defense. She has taken numerous cases to trial, obtaining complete defense verdicts in many of them. Ms. Albenberg holds law licenses in both South Carolina and Georgia and practices throughout those states.

Before joining Richardson Plowden, Ms. Albenberg clerked for The Honorable Deadra L. Jefferson of the Ninth Judicial Circuit and was an associate attorney at the Pritchard & Elliott law firm in Charleston. She has legal experience working in Washington, D.C. and for local South Carolina organizations prior to joining Richardson Plowden.

Ms. Albenberg’s experience includes:

  • Litigating construction defect claims 
  • Zoning Disputes 
  • Homeowners Association representation 
  • Toxic Tort/Asbestos Litigation 
  • Business Disputes 
  • Business Incorporation 
  • Personal Injury Lawsuits 
  • Insurance Defense 
  • Appellate Practice

Pro Bono/Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Preservation Society of Charleston. In this role, she aids the Society’s mission to advocate for harmonized and sensitive growth in, and the protection of, historic areas by working on zoning, planning and development issues with the city, as well as local developers, contractors and residents. She also holds a master’s degree in historic preservation and has worked for the Army Corps of Engineers, the National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. From 2008 to 2010, Ms. Albenberg joined in taking a vital case on the issue of zoning law to the South Carolina Supreme Court.
  • Past President, James L. Petigru American Inn of Court 


  • Articles Editor, Charleston Law Review
Other Professional
  • Member, Claims Litigation Management Alliance
  • Member, Charleston County Bar Association 
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association (SCDTAA)
  • Past President, James L. Petigru American Inn of Court 
  • Past Adjunct Professor, College of Charleston
Awards, Honors, Accolades
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  • 2019-2013 Rising Star, South Carolina Super Lawyers for Construction Law