James H. Goldin

James H. Goldin

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James H. “Jamey” Goldin represents clients in regulatory, administrative, public policy, and government relations matters while also maintaining an active litigation practice.

Jamey provides counsel to insurance, energy, utility, education, and local government clients. He represents clients before the South Carolina Supreme Court, other levels of state and federal trial and appellate courts, the South Carolina Department of Insurance, the South Carolina Public Service Commission, and as a registered lobbyist before the South Carolina General Assembly.

Following law school, Jamey served the South Carolina House of Representatives as Chief Counsel (2014-2017) and Assistant Staff Counsel (2011-2014) to the Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, as Committee Counsel to the South Carolina Public Utilities Review Committee, as a screening attorney for the Judicial Merit Selection Commission, and as an attorney to the Review and Oversight Commission on the South Carolina Ports Authority.

Jamey offers clients a range of options to resolve whatever situation they encounter. He has the opportunity to counsel clients through litigation while also offering the ability to secure beneficial law changes and advise clients in their interactions with state agencies and regulators.

Comprehensive knowledge of political climates and regulatory landscapes is necessary for doing business and Jamey prides himself on staying current with both the officials and laws which affect his clients. Businesses have trusted Turner Padget to handle a wide array of their needs and Jamey is proud to continue those representations while also aiding businesses looking to expand operations.

Administrative, Regulatory and Governmental Affairs

  • Successfully represented insurers, agents, and agencies in matters before the South Carolina Department of Insurance.
  • Provides strategic counsel to attorneys and clients on a wide range of public policy matters, with a focus on insurance and public utilities law.
  • Successfully lobbied to maintain insurance carriers and agents’ exemption from regulation under South Carolina’s consumer telephone call laws.
  • Protected the existing regulatory structure for national teacher certification organization to continue operation in South Carolina.

Bad Faith Litigation

  • Sought and obtained a dismissal of an insurance bad faith lawsuit for defendant insurer based upon lack of privity of contract on the part of the plaintiff.

Reported Cases

  • Davis v. Leatherman, 419 S.C. 44, 796 S.E.2d 137 (2017).
  • Christian v. S.C. Dep't of Labor Licensing & Regulation, No. CA 3:12-1382-JFA-PJG, 2012 WL 7761204 (D.S.C. Dec. 6, 2012), report and recommendation adopted, No. 3:12-CV-1382-JFA, 2013 WL 1101593 (D.S.C. Mar. 15, 2013).
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • The University of Georgia, B.A., 2008
  • South Carolina, 2011
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina

Community or Pro Bono Involvement

  • Columbia Habitat Young Professionals
  • South Carolina Bar Administrative and Regulatory Law Committee
  • Co-Chair of the Richland County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • University of South Carolina Alumni Association
  • University of Georgia Alumni Association: Midlands SC Chapter
  • Ambassador to the South Carolina Ports Authority
  • South Carolina Bar’s Judicial Qualifications Committee

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

  • LAWS 769: Legislative Process, University of South Carolina School of Law, Life Inside and Outside of the Fish Bowl – Experiences as a Legislative Staffer and as a Lobbyist, November 2017
  • Annual Meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel- South Carolina
  • South Carolina Compliance Update, October 2017
  • South Carolina Alliance of Health Plans, Health Insurance Legislative Update, December 2016
  • The Law of Solar Energy in South Carolina: Lessons Learned-How Do You Allow for the Next One Hundred Years, July 2014

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