Kevin M. Barth

Partner


  • Location: Florence, South Carolina
  • Phone: 843-662-6301
  • Fax: 843-664-8384

Kevin Barth was born and raised in Marion, South Carolina. He graduated from Clemson University in 1979 and graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law School in 1982. From 1982-1983, he served as law clerk to Honorable Ralph King Anderson, Jr. Since 1983, Kevin has been in private practice in Florence, with a trial practice emphasis on Plaintiff's personal injury litigation in both State and Federal Court and Family Court litigation.

Kevin has spoken at numerous seminars regarding Alternative Dispute Resolution, Ethics in the practice of law, Ethics for Arbitrators and Mediators and on various litigation issues. He has also been lead trial counsel in numerous cases that have resulted in settlements or verdicts in excess of $1,000,000.00, and was co-trial counsel in a Federal Court case that recently resulted in a verdict in excess of $237,000,000.00. For the past four years, he has been named a Super Lawyer in South Carolina, and for 2011 was chosen as one of the Top 25 Attorneys in South Carolina. For the past five years, Kevin has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America by the National Trial Lawyers.

Kevin is also the President/owner of a wooden bat summer league baseball team known as the Florence Red Wolves.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation

Certified Legal Specialities

  • Certified Civil and Family Arbitrator and Mediator

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
  • J.D. - 1982
  • Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
  • B.A. - 1979
  • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

  • Russell James v. Horace Mann, 371SC 187, 638 S.E.2d 667 (2006)
  • State v. Jones, 500 S.E2d 499 (SC Ct App 1998)
  • State v. Jones, 536 SE2d 675 (2000)
  • Oliver v. SC Highway Dept., 422 SE2d 128 (1992)
  • QHG of Lake City v. McCutcheon, 2004 SC Lwxis (2008)
  • Florence Paper Co. v. Orphan, 379 SE 2d 289 (1989)
  • State v. Perterson, 335 SE2d (1985)
  • Chastain v. Chastain, 672 S.E.2d 108 (2009)
  • Lynch v. Carolina Self Storage Center, 760 S.E.2d 111(2014)
  • United States ex.rel. Michael Drakeford v. Tuomey Hospital System, Inc, 2015 WL 4036166 (2015)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, –Former Member
  • 12th Judicial Circuit, Fee Dispute Resolution Board, Former Chairman
  • Joint Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Former Member
  • Supreme Court ADR, Member, Long Range Planning Committee
  • Supreme Court ADR, Member, Administrative and Education Committee
  • S.C. Bar Judicial Screening Committee, –Former Member
  • Supreme Court Commission on CLEs, Executive Commission, Florence County Bar Association, President, 1996 - 1997
  • South Carolina Bar, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, President, 2004 - 2005
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commissioner
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association
  • The American Association for Justice
  • Southern Trial of Lawyers Association
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Circuit Court Judge Ralph K. Anderson, Jr., Law Clerk, 1982
  • Adjunct Professor - Francis Marion University