About Us

Who We Are

Richardson Plowden & Robinson, P.A. is a business-defense law firm in South Carolina. We represent corporations, businesses, and individuals, providing them with a complete portfolio of legal services. We help establish, advance, and protect corporate, professional, and personal interests in areas including Alternative Dispute Resolution; Bankruptcy/Collections Law; Business/Real Estate/Tax Law; Construction Law; Governmental Relations; Healthcare Law; General Litigation; and Medical Malpractice Defense.

Our History

In 1973, Donald V. Richardson III and Charles N. Plowden, Jr., founded Richardson Plowden law firm. More than 40 years later, Richardson Plowden has grown from one office in Columbia, S.C., to include a second office in Myrtle Beach, S.C. and a third office in Charleston, S.C. As one of the 15 largest firms in South Carolina, we have more than 35 attorneys and more than 80 support staff.


Our Services

Richardson Plowden focuses on delivering legal services that establish, advance, and protect corporate, professional, and personal interests. We have a broad-based service offering, encompassing more than 25 practice areas. The depth and range of our experience is a true benefit to our clients, particularly those whose cases are complex. With our multi-disciplinary approach that spans a variety of practice areas, clients can benefit from the simplicity of having one firm for all their legal needs. Learn more about our services by exploring our Practice Areas.

Our practice groups work as integrated, multidisciplinary teams. Along with broad and specialized legal experience, our attorneys have extensive backgrounds in related areas such as accounting, architecture, construction, engineering, taxation, healthcare, law enforcement, and insurance claims adjusting. We also have 12 experienced, certified mediators and arbitrators.


Our People

At Richardson Plowden, our people are what set us apart. Our attorneys have been recognized as Best Lawyers in America®, South Carolina Super Lawyers, professional leaders, and leaders within our community. We are a diverse group that offers a range of perspective, but shared core values of integrity and honesty. We work hard, and work smart in a perceptive, practical and results-oriented manner.

 To learn more about our attorneys, click here. Our success primarily stems from our loyal client base, many of whom we have proudly represented for decades. The same continuity exists among our attorneys and staff. These attributes are testaments to the Firm's quality service, loyalty and commitment.

Diversity and Inclusion Matters

At Richardson Plowden and Robinson, P.A., diversity and inclusion matters. 

How does it connect with our own company’s mission?

Our Firm values our people. We believe it is our people that sets us apart. Which is why we feel as though we have a social responsibility to advance our efforts to support diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at every facet of our operations.

What does it mean to us? 

This means we value all backgrounds, differences, perspectives, skills, knowledge, and self-expression among our professionals, staff and clients.

Why it matters. 

We celebrate differences and are committed creating a culture that helps us diversify our thoughts, foster innovation, attract talent, and encourage a collaborative spirit that accepts all differences.

How we approach it. 

By recognizing, accepting and celebrating these differences, and by encouraging the active and full participation of people of every culture, ethnicity, national origin, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, marital/parental status, and sexual orientation, we will make better decisions, build more positive relationships, and support a work environment where employees feel empowered through respect and self-worth.