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Detwiler, Richard C.
P.O. Box 1390 Suite 200 1812 Lincoln St Columbia, SC
Phone: (803) 256-2371
Fax: (803) 256-6431


Current Employment Position(s)

Partner, since 1992

Year Joined Organization: 1991

Lawyer Overview

Rick Detwiler graduated in 1977 from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  He worked in corporate management for six years before attending the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Bar and the American Bar Association Moot Court Team.  A member of the class of 1986, he obtained his Juris Doctor  in December, 1985.  He is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy's nationally-recognized trial advocacy program.
Mr. Detwiler was admitted to the Bar in the State of South Carolina in 1986.  He merged his practice with the firm's in 1991 and became a partner in 1992.  His principal areas of practice are commercial litigation of all types, including partnership disputes, business torts, securities litigation, controversies involving real property and workers' compensation. Mr. Detwiler has represented members of the construction industry in the areas of workers' compensation for over twenty years.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Torts
  • Securities Fraud
  • Workers' Compensation
70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

West Practice Categories

Business & Commercial Law, Eminent Domain, Insurance Law, Litigation & Appeals, Workers' Compensation Defense


Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1986

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice

Past Employment Positions

  • Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation (1977 to 1983): Georgia State Sales Manager, National Sales Supervisor, National Sales Supervisor


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1986
    Honors: Member, Moot Court Bar
    Honors: Member, American Bar Association Moot Court Team
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, 1977
    Major: Business Administration