Robert E. Stepp - Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC

Robert E. Stepp

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 803-231-7836

Bobby Stepp is an experienced litigator focusing on complex cases in varied commercial settings at the trial and appellate level. His practice includes professional liability defense, corporate governance disputes, contract matters, product liability defense, voting rights, and constitutional issues. Bobby is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He received the Trial and Appellate Advocacy Award from the South Carolina Bar in 2014.


  • University of South Carolina, B.A., 1972
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1977
    - Order of Wig and Robe
    - South Carolina Law Review



  • Richland County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court
  • American Board of Trial Advocates



  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers



  • Trial and Appellate Advocacy Award, South Carolina Bar (2014)
  • Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, 2005-2017), Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, 2015-2017), Bet-the-Company Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year (2017)
  • Chambers U.S.A. America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2007-2016) (Tier 1, 2012-present)
  • South Carolina “Super Lawyer” Business Litigation (2008-2016), Top 25 List (2009-2011, 2014-2015)
  • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star (2009-2016)
  • Benchmark Appellate, Local Star (2012)
  • Selected as a Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation by Litigation Special Report (2012)
  • Recipient, Compleat Lawyer Award Gold Medallion, USC Law School Alumni Association (2004)





Office Location

1310 Gadsden Street
P.O. Box 11449
Columbia, SC 29211
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation of the Columbia-SC Metro Area
Robert E. Stepp has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation

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