Douglas Baxter

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Office: 2103 Farlow Street 

Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer 3646 

Myrtle Beach, SC 29578

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Gail Bradon


Practice Areas

  • Construction Law 
  • Governmental Liability Defense 
  • Insurance Defense 
  • Legal Malpractice Defense 
  • Products Liability 
  • Homeowners Association Disputes


  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (B.A., cum laude, 1982) 
  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia (J.D., 1985)

Bar Admissions

  • 1985, Georgia 
  • 1986, South Carolina 
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Douglas C. Baxter is a shareholder of Richardson Plowden in the Myrtle Beach office. He focuses his practice on litigation defense, insurance, governmental liability defense, legal malpractice defense, products liability and premise liability.

Mr. Baxter’s experience includes:

  • Trying numerous jury and non-jury cases in South Carolina courts and the United States District Courts, primarily handling cases in the Pee Dee and coastal areas of South Carolina. 
  • Trying a wide variety of cases to verdict, including products liability, wrongful death, premise liability, automobile accidents, police arrests, commercial disputes, construction and slander/libel. 
  • Involved in various other aspects of litigation defense including directing the investigation within hours of an incident occurring and alternative dispute resolution (arbitration and mediation).

Pro Bono/Community Involvement

  • Mission Trip to Nakuru, Kenya in Africa to distribute water filters to IDP refugee camps, First United Methodist Church of Myrtle Beach, 2012


  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator by the South Carolina Supreme Court

Other Professional

  • Vice President, Claims and Litigation Management (CLM), South Carolina Chapter (2017-2018)
  • South Carolina Bar, House of Delegates (1992-1994) 
  • Horry County Bar Association, Secretary (1994), President-Elect (1995), President (1996) 
  • State Bar of Georgia 
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association 
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Awards, Honors, Accolades

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  • Rated AV Preeminent® for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, Martindale-Hubbell