Benjamin Carlton
  • Office: 1900 Barnwell St. 
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer 7788 
  • Columbia, SC 29202
  • Contact Ben’s Legal Assistant 
  • 803.253.8684 
  • Benjamin P. Carlton

  • Shareholder
  • Columbia Office
Practice Areas
  • Business & Corporate Law 
  • North Carolina State University (B.S., Accounting, summa cum laude, 2010) 
  • North Carolina State University (B.S., Business Administration, summa cum laude, 2010) 
  • North Carolina State University (B.A., Economics, summa cum laude, 2010) 
  • University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2013)
Bar Admissions
  • 2013, South Carolina 
  • 2014, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina 
  • 2014, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • 2017, U.S. Supreme Court

Benjamin P. Carlton is a shareholder of Richardson Plowden in the Columbia office. He joined the Firm in 2013. He is a member of the Richardson Plowden Business & Corporate Law Practice Group. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Law in 2013, graduating in the top 15% of his class. As a law student, Mr. Carlton served as the Associate Editor in Chief of the South Carolina Law Review for Volume 64. He also served as Treasurer of the Calhoun Inn of the Phi Delta Phi Honor Society and received CALI Awards in Secured Transactions, International Trade Law, and Legal Writing II. While attending law school, Mr. Carlton clerked for Richardson Plowden and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. He has also interned as a Legislative Assistant at the North Carolina General Assembly.

Pro Bono/Community Involvement

  • Wills Clinic Participant, Habitat for Humanity, SC Bar Young Lawyers’ Division 
  • Park Scholarship (NC State) Selection Committee Member
  • Leadership Columbia, Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Class of 2017
  • Capital Rotary Club; Past Membership Officer; Current Board Member; Paul Harris Fellow 
Other Professional
  • South Carolina Bar 
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association
Awards, Honors, Accolades
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  • Recognized as one of the "Midlands' Legal Elite" in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions Law by Greater Columbia Business Monthly, October 2018
  • Awarded “Eagle Scout” by the Boy Scouts of America 
  • Park Scholarship Recipient 
  • Phi Beta Kappa 
  • Order of the Wig and Robe