James Y. Becker - Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd P.A.

James Y. Becker

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 803-540-7706

James Becker focuses exclusively on complex business litigation in areas such as business and consumer financial services, automobile sales and marketing, commercial and consumer real estate contracts, unfair trade practices, and intellectual property.

He is also listed in the 2016 South Carolina Super Lawyers for Business Litigation.

In the financial services industry, Mr. Becker has frequently defended clients in class-action litigation, experience that has given him extensive knowledge of client industries and the laws and complexities of class-action litigation. His clients include national and regional financial services companies including banks, mortgage lenders, finance companies, and credit card companies.

In the automotive industry, Mr. Becker has represented automotive manufacturers in commercial and consumer disputes, and represents automobile dealers in consumer warranty, financing, and statutory compliance claims, including class actions.

Mr. Becker also handles intellectual property disputes, including those involving trademarks and trade secrets.


  • Mr. Becker recently handled a multi-million dollar indemnification contract dispute for a national bank.
  • He has defended lenders in class actions involving consumer-lending practices, and automobile dealers in class actions involving consumer protection code compliance. 
  • Earlier in his career at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, Mr. Becker served as the group leader for the firm's Litigation Group

Mr. Becker was a staff member for a U.S. Senator, an asset manager for a publicly traded real estate investment trust, and co-owner of a commercial real estate services company.

Additional Information

Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 1992
  • Princeton UniversityAB 1981University of South CarolinaJ.D. 1992
    American Bar AssociationNational Association of Dealer CounselHeathwood Hall Episcopal School

    Office Location

    1201 Main Street, 22nd Floor
    P.O. Box 11889
    Columbia, SC 29211-1889
    United States

    Practice Areas

    Litigation - Banking and Finance