Experienced South Carolina Trial Attorney
James W. Peterson, Jr. Member
Born: Darlington, South Carolina; February 15, 1950
Education: Presbyterian College (B.S., magna cum laude, 1972) University of South Carolina (J.D., cum laude, 1975); Society of Wig and Robe; Member, South Carolina Law Review, 1973-1975; Co-Author, “Survey of South Carolina Practice and Procedure, 1974.
Bar Admissions: Admitted to South Carolina Bar, 1975 Admitted to U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1976
Military Service: Captain, U.S. Army, JAGC, 1976 – 1979 U.S. Army Reserves, JAGC, 1980 – 2002, COL (Retired)
Professional Biographical Info: Served three years on active duty as a Captain with the U.S. Army, JAGC, 1976-1979; continued military service in the United States Army Reserves until retiring as a Colonel in 2002.
Served as Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge C. Weston Houck, 1979-1980.
Joined his present firm in 1981, and is involved in a general practice with emphasis on civil litigation, mediation, and municipal law.
Served as City Attorney for the City of Florence since 1994.
President of the South Carolina Municipal Attorneys Association in 2006.
Appointed by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a member of the initial Board for Certification of Mediators and Arbitrators and presently serves as Chair of that Board and as a member of the ADR Commission for South Carolina.
Member, Board of Advisors for Charleston School of Law.
Certified Civil Court Mediator for South Carolina.
Practice areas: Municipal Law Insurance Defense Construction Litigation Products Liability Personal Injury Probate Litigation; Mediation and Arbitration