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Barbara M. Seymour
Of Counsel

Office: 803-509-8185

Cell: 803-904-1458

Barbara Seymour is a native of Spartanburg, SC.  In 1990, Barbara earned her Bachelor’s degree in Management and Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  In 1993, she received her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law.

Barbara frequently presents continuing legal education programs to state and national audiences on a variety of topics related to professional ethics and lawyer and judicial discipline.  She is the creator of the Legal Ethics and Practice Program, a South Carolina Bar CLE program that includes Ethics School, Trust Account School, Advertising School, and Law Office Management School.  Barbara was a Fellow of the National Institute for the Teaching of Ethics and Professionalism in 2006 and 2011.  She is also an adjunct instructor in the Paralegal Degree Program at Midlands Technical College.  She previously taught in the Paralegal Certificate Program at Converse College.  Her courses have included Civil Litigation, Legal Research and Writing, Business Law, Torts, Ethics, and Law Office Management.

Barbara practices in the area of Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics.  She assists lawyers and law firms in ensuring ethical compliance, including conflicts analysis; advertising review; risk management assessment; trust account management training; and, departure and dissolution guidance.  Barbara also handles cases involving lawyer and judicial disciplinary enforcement, Bar admission, and  reinstatement.  Barbara also provides opinions in legal malpractice matters.  Before joining the firm, Barbara was a prosecutor for the Office of Disciplinary Counsel to the Supreme Court of South Carolina for seventeen years, serving as the Deputy Disciplinary Counsel from 2007 to 2017.  Barbara started her legal career as a trial lawyer in Greenville, SC.



Areas of Practice

  • Legal Ethics
  • Professional Responsibility

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1993
  • Georgia, 1993

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1990
  • University of Georgia School of Law 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar:
  • Future of the Profession Committee
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • Law Related Education Committee
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association

Seminars/CLE's/Presentations

  • Attorney Discipline Procedures From Around the Globe: Comparative Analyses and Best Practices (panelist), 5th International Conference of Legal Regulators - Washington, DC (2016)
  • The Bigger They Are, the Harder They Fall: Challenges in Prosecuting Government Officials (moderator), National Organization of Bar Counsel Annual Meeting – San Francisco, CA (2016)
  • Ethics & the Elderly Client: Investigating Disciplinary Complaints Related to Representation of Older Clients (moderator), NOBC Mid-Year Meeting – San Diego, CA (2016)
  • Nontraditional Legal Service Providers and the Impact of NC Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC on Lawyer Regulation (moderator), NOBC Annual Meeting – Chicago, IL (2015)
  • Ten Years of Multijurisdictional Practice: The Challenge of Regulating Cross-Border Practice, NOBC Annual Meeting – Chicago, IL (2015)
  • It's Just Adding and Subtracting: Helping Lawyers Avoid Trust Accounting Disasters and Prosecuting Them When They Don't, NOBC Mid-Year Meeting – Houston, TX (2015)
  • Is Where You Sit Where You Practice? MJP, UPL, and the Virtual Practice of Law (panelist), 12th Annual Legal Malpractice & Risk Management Conference - Chicago, IL (2013)
  • This is Not Your Father’s Law Firm: Investigating "National" Law Firms & Virtual Law Offices, NOBC Annual Meeting – Chicago, IL (2012)
  • A LEAPP Forward: South Carolina's Ounce-of-Prevention Approach to Lawyer Discipline, Burge Conference on Law and Ethics, Georgia State University College of Law – Atlanta, GA (2011)
  • Mandatory Overdraft Reporting: South Carolina's Holistic Approach to Trust Account Compliance, NOBC Mid-Year Meeting – Atlanta, GA (2011)
  • Judicial Ethics & Electronic Communication, National College of Probate Judges Fall Conference – Charleston, SC (2010)
  • Finding Your Way: Ethics for the Transportation Lawyer (panelist), American and Canadian Transportation Lawyers Associations Annual Joint Conference – Hilton Head Island, SC (2010)
  • Ethics 2.0: Is New Media Really Changing the World of Legal Ethics? NOBC Annual Meeting – San Francisco, CA (2010)

Honors & Awards

  • SC Bar Law Related Education Lawyer of the Year, 2006
  • Martindale-Hubbell rating – AV Preeminent
  • Lawyer's Weekly Leaders In Law Award, 2013
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Our Offices
  • Charleston

  • 126 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 200
  • Charleston, SC 29492
  • (843) 577-2026
  • Charlotte

  • 756 Tyvola Road, Suite 130
  • Charlotte, NC 28217
  • (704) 940-9128
  • Columbia

  • 1612 Marion Street, Suite 200
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • (800) 774-8242
  • Greenville

  • 1000 E North Street, Suite 200
  • Greenville, SC 29601
  • (864) 331-8940