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At Robinson McFadden & Moore, PC, we are proud of and challenged by our century-long history as one of South Carolina’s premier law firms.  Robinson McFadden has been an integral part of the major changes and advancements that the people and businesses of South Carolina have experienced over the past hundred years.

The early members of the law firm helped shape tort law and influenced the early development of libel law in South Carolina. The firm’s attorneys were also active in the growth and development of Columbia and the State of South Carolina. David W. Robinson, Jr. led a citizen’s committee established to promote the building of a new stadium for the University of South Carolina. Robinson was also instrumental in helping the City of Columbia obtain funding through the New Deal’s Reconstruction Finance Corporation to create the Housing Authority for the City of Columbia.  The firm assisted the University of South Carolina in obtaining the property where the Carolina Coliseum now stands and was instrumental in the development of the Koger Center for the Arts.  This interest in the growth of the community and State continues today.  The firm has represented an economic development lender in loans to start-up companies throughout South Carolina and a developer of movie theater complexes throughout the Southeast.

For over a century, Robinson McFadden has offered clients the combination of experienced litigation with a customized approach to finding the most innovative legal solutions. Although some things have changed over the years, our original mission remains the same—putting our clients’ needs first and foremost in everything we do.

While the practice of law continues to evolve through enhanced technology and while the types of services we offer may change over time, the fundamentals for the last century remain constant. The client is still the most important element in our professional relations, and our primary objective is to assist clients in solving their problems - to meet the clients’ needs in a cost effective, efficient and timely manner.  Our stewardship to our clients has been and IS the most important aspect of our business.

Our commitment:  Meeting the needs of our clients.

Our Attorneys:

Kevin K. Bell

Daniel T. Brailsford

Thomas W. Bunch

Frank R. Ellerbe

M. Kevin Garrison

Paul H. Hoefer

Page M. Kalish

Charles H. McDonald

Wilson W. McDonald

R. William Metzger

L. Marshall Coleman Newton

D. Clay Robinson

Bonnie D. Shealy

J. Kershaw Spong

Walter B. Todd, Jr.

Contact Information

1901 Main Street, Suite 1200
P.O. Box 944
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: 803-779-8900

Firm Attorneys

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Frank R. Ellerbe III Frank R. Ellerbe III Robinson, McFadden & Moore, P.C.
Practicing in: Utilities Law
Practicing in: Utilities Law

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    Bonnie D. Shealy Vice President/Secretary
    Bonnie D. Shealy
    Vice President/Secretary

    Robinson, McFadden & Moore, P.C.

    Contact Information

    1901 Main Street, Suite 1200
    P.O. Box 944
    Columbia, SC 29202
    Phone: 803-779-8900


    Firm Administrator


    Partners: 11
    Of Counsel: 2
    Associates: 1
    Paralegals: 6
    Non-Legal Employees: 17

    Practice Areas

    Administrative / Regulatory Law
    Banking and Finance Law
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
    Construction Law
    Corporate Law
    Insurance Law
    Litigation - Construction
    Litigation - Environmental
    Real Estate Law
    Utilities Law