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C. Pierce Campbell

Shareholder | Florence, SC |

pcampbell@turnerpadget.com   |   vcard   |   843-656-4429


Pierce Campbell has practiced at Turner Padget for his entire career and is a lifelong Florence resident. Pierce’s practice focuses on business and commercial litigation, probate litigation, real property litigation, banking litigation, and commercial collections. In addition to his legal practice, Pierce serves as the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer promoting strong client relations.  Pierce recently concluded a multi-year term as Practice Group Leader for the firm’s Business Litigation Practice Group.

Pierce was named a Rising Star in the 2012-2016 editions of South Carolina Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation. He was also recently named a “Leader in their Field” in Litigation for Chambers USA 2016, a ranking of the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in over 180 jurisdictions throughout the world.

Pierce is also very involved in the American Bar Association Section of Litigation. He currently serves as the Chair of the Section's Regional CLE Meetings. Previously, Pierce served as a Division Director for multiple divisions, including overseeing numerous substantive law membership committees with thousands of litigator members around the country and overseeing the publication of two magazines, two book publishing boards, and the newsletters and websites for 30 specialty areas of litigation. Previously, he served as Co-Chair of the Business Torts Litigation Committee, among many other positions during more than years in the leadership of the Section of Litigation.

A lifelong Florence resident, Pierce cares deeply about his community. He is a recent past president of the Kiwanis, where he brought his energy to the group’s service work for children. Currently, Pierce serves as the chair of the City of Florence Design Review Board, a governmental commission in the revitalization of the city’s downtown. 

Pierce is honored to serve on the McLeod Foundation Board of Trustees. The McLeod Foundation is an independent, charitable foundation supporting and perpetuating medical excellence at McLeod Health, a non-profit hospital serving medical needs through 6 facilities in a fifteen county area.

Representative Matters

Business Litigation

  • Served as lead trial counsel for three family members in a series of corporate, probate and partition cases related to a large family-owned farming and development business over multiple years.
  • Successfully defended a trial for the board of stewards of a local church involving issues of corporate, property and ecclesiastical law.
  • Achieved favorable resolutions through mediation and motion practice in four pieces of litigation arising out of a failed, multi-million dollar water-bottling business venture.
  • Successfully represented large regional bank in series of lawsuits regarding collection of $1 million+ operating debt against a local farming operation. The case involved very unique allegations of fraudulent signatures, missing guarantors, collateral sold without lien releases and claims of improper provision of information.
  • Obtained dismissal of lawsuit, upheld by South Carolina Supreme Court, brought by governmental entities against lenders, alleging improprieties with the lenders ’ mortgage recording practices. The novel question in South Carolina lead to the court upholding the system in use, and thus preserving the mortgage lending market in South Carolina.

Administrative and Regulatory Law

  • Successfully represented a developer of a construction and demolition debris landfill in the South Carolina Administrative Law Court.  A group of area residents challenged a permit granted by DHEC after 8 years of litigation and reviews.  At trial, the developer's motion for an involuntary nonsuit (non-jury directed verdict) was granted on all alleged technical deficiencies of the permit.  After the trial, the court ruled that the permit was compliant with the governing regulations, local ordinances and solid waste management plans.  The case involved several unresolved questions related to the demonstration of need requirement for waste facilities and consistency with state and local solid waste management plans under newly enacted regulations.


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