W. E. Applegate  III - Moore & Van Allen PLLC

W. E. Applegate III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

Sam Applegate serves as counsel practicing in the areas of corporate, commercial real estate, health care and environmental law.  Within his areas of focus, he primarily assists commercial real estate developers, corporations and other business entities with their legal and regulatory matters.  He is a licensed title agent for Chicago Title Insurance Company and Investors Title Insurance Company.   Mr. Applegate is listed inBest Lawyers in America and is Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated.

He has numerous ties to the Charleston area and the State of South Carolina.  As a part of his distinguished career, he has served as:

  • Member of the House of Representatives and the State Senate of South Carolina
  • Chairman of the Department of Health and Environmental Control for the State of South Carolina
  • Municipal Judge, City of Folly Beach

In addition to his professional duties, he serves as a volunteer in the community for many public and community service organizations, and was awarded South Carolina's highest recognition -- the Order of the Palmetto, honoring his valuable community support.  Some of these affiliations include:

  • Historic Charleston Foundation Board of Trustees, current President
  • Historic Charleston Foundation Board of Trustees, 1998-present
  • Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community Board of Trustees, 2010-present
  • Rotary Club of Charleston
  • Department of Health and Environmental Control, Board Chairman, 1991-1992; Member, 1988-1994
  • Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Board President, 1995-1996; Board member 1992-1995
  • Charleston Regional Development Alliance, Board Member, 1995
  • Franklin C. Fetter Family Health Center Board of Directors
  • Trident United Way Board of Directors, 1996-1999
  • USC Law School Alumni Association, Board Member, 1997-2002
  • Voorhees College Board of Trustees, 1992-1999
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Senior Warden; Endowment Fund Trustee

The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillAB 1964University of South CarolinaJ.D. 1967

Office Location

78 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29401
United States

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

Other Information

Gender: Male