Columbia, SC


About The Company

Sweeny, Wingate & Barrow, P.A. was started in 1993 when the named partners combined their litigation and transactional experience to create a firm committed to excellence, integrity, and service. Since that time, the Firm has grown to approximately 14 lawyers practicing civil defense litigation, and probate and estate planning law. Our firm is structured to meet the litigation and consulting needs of individuals, businesses, and insurance companies throughout South Carolina. Our practice is statewide and we regularly practice in each of the State's 46 counties and all federal courts. We work hard to build long standing relationships with those we represent.


Position Summary

Our Columbia office is seeking one or more Associates to assist members of the firm with litigation matters.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

Advising and representing clients before tribunals on litigation matters

Holding meetings with clients in order to discuss details of a case

Conducting research and analysis of legal problems

Analyzing the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents

Interpreting laws, rulings, and regulations for clients

Writing and oral advocacy on behalf of clients

Overseeing paralegal, law clerk, and legal assistant work

Taking depositions

Sitting as first, second, or third chair on bench or jury trials

Performing other duties as assigned


Minimum Requirements

Juris Doctorate Degree from an ABA accredited institution

Member of the South Carolina Bar

Member of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina

Certificate of Completion of Rule 403 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules (SCACR)

Minimum of one year experience in civil litigation

Strong negotiation, analytical, writing, and oral advocacy skills

Proficiency in legal research

Strong computer skills and proficiency in MS Office applications

Ability to work as a “self-starter” and handle litigation matters from pleadings to appeal

Ability to be flexible, to adapt, and act quickly when urgent matters require it

High ethical standards consistent with Rules of Professional Conduct

Ability to maintain confidentiality consistent with Rules of Professional Conduct


How to Apply

For consideration, please send a resume and cover letter to

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established. All results described are case and client specific and do not guarantee future results for any current or prospective client and do not indicate that the same results can be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client's case.

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Ryan Holt, 1515 Lady Street,  Columbia, SC 29201   (803) 256-2233