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Estate planning requires an in-depth understanding of the client’s assets, liabilities and objectives in order to handle all matters concerned in the appropriate manner. Our experience in this arena has provided us with the clear understanding and knowledge necessary to meet the estate planning objectives of our clients. We also have the requisite drafting skills required to ensure clear and concise directives that satisfy the instructions of our clients in handling matters for lifetime planning.

The loss of a loved one is emotionally overwhelming. Facing the legal proceedings to properly handle the estate can be a daunting task. There are potential creditor claims that must be addressed as well as legally imposed deadlines to be met. We can help with each step of the process to ensure the proper handling of the estate.

Whether you have been injured or wronged by someone’s actions, or you find yourself a defendant in a lawsuit, our lawyers have the experience and knowledge to represent you effectively. Our lawyers are highly skilled in navigating the court system and can offer expert advice to help with your individual situation. Whether it is a non-jury or jury matter or state/federal court, we will advocate on your behalf to achieve the best result possible.

We work closely with you to develop a strategy to protect your interests. Our experience includes the following areas:

  • Insurance disputes
  • Wrongful death
  • Construction law
  • Commercial litigation
  • Contract disputes
  • Products liability
  • Employment Issues
  • Professional malpractice
  • Automobile and Truck accidents
  • Business/Partnership Contests


Our lawyers are highly capable and proficient in assessing your case and providing a timely and effective strategy to protect you. Please contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.


Owning a business can be time-consuming and stressful. From the start-up procedures to the day-to-day operations, businesses can face a broad range of legal issues in and out of the courtroom.

Our lawyers can help you throughout the start-up process of your business to determine the proper corporate structure to ensure that your business can grow in the future. We are also experienced in helping resolve business disputes as well as negotiating contracts.

Establishing a relationship with the client and the type of business involved is very important us. It helps us to be able to foresee potential issues that can arise as well as being able to offer strategic advice in operating your business. We offer a broad range of business law services including:

  • Organizing the corporate structure
  • Contract disputes
  • Lease negotiation/disputes
  • Business Tort actions
  • General Commercial litigation
  • Warranty disputes
  • Partnership disputes


Contact our business lawyers today to schedule an initial consultation.

The attorneys at Orr, Elmore and Ervin are experienced in handling a variety of areas within Employee Law. Our practice areas include:


Employment related issues

The attorneys counsel employers on a number of workplace-related issues including, but not limited to, termination issues, company policies and compliance with employee/employer laws within South Carolina.


Employment Law Agreements

The attorneys can organize, prepare and negotiate various agreements within the work environment. These agreements include employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, non-compete agreements and confidentiality agreements.


Employment Litigation

The attorneys are experienced in handling litigation disputes in employment law and work closely with individuals and businesses to provide aggressive representation in dealing with employment issues, Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) compliance, sexual harassment, wage issues, the Whistleblower’s Protection Act and wrongful termination.


Contact our experienced group of attorneys to schedule an initial consultation in your employment law case.

We are committed to providing extraordinary client services for accident victims. Our lawyers understand the importance of a timely resolution to your case so that you can be placed, as closely as possible, in the position you were in before the accident.

We work closely with our clients to understand their immediate and future needs so that we can tailor a strategy to reach a timely, efficient resolution. Taking care of the victim and their family is our number one priority. The legal process can be long and stressful so we work hard to make sure that the burden is minimized as much as possible for our clients.

Each accident can present different and complex legal issues. Our lawyers have the experience to recognize these issues and immediately begin to negotiate on your behalf. If the claim cannot be settled to your satisfaction, we have experience litigating accident cases and are ready, willing, and able to present your case to a jury. After all, our goal is to obtain the results our clients deserve. Please contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with one of our accident lawyers.

The attorneys at Orr, Elmore and Ervin offer extensive counseling and litigation expertise in construction law and design. With a tremendous background in construction defense, Lawrence Orr leads a team of attorneys who represent construction and design professionals from all regions in South Carolina. With many years of experience in this practice area, we represent construction and design professionals who play integral roles in the creation of various construction projects including architects and engineers. We handle work encompassing a variety of settings such as design, construction services, environmental services, and contractual negotiations.

We're also able to counsel design professionals regarding liability issues and mitigation in their particular area of expertise.

Please contact our attorneys to schedule a consultation for your construction and design defense needs.

An arrest is a very serious matter and naturally creates a great deal of anxiety for the individual facing criminal charges and their families.

We have years of trial experience in both state and federal courts handling matters from the investigative stage all the way through trial. Our lawyers have both prosecuted and defended cases so we have the knowledge to aggressively represent our clients and protect their rights at every step of the criminal process.

Our goal is to obtain the best possible result for our clients. We also handle expungements and the pardon process. We work closely with our clients to explain the charges, potential penalties, and best resolutions. Communication and commitment are key components to successfully handling your case.

We represent all misdemeanors and felonies including:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Arson
  • Breach of trust
  • Bribery
  • Burglary
  • Conspiracy
  • Criminal domestic violence
  • Driving under suspension (DUS)
  • Driving under the Influence (DUI)
  • Drug crimes
  • Drug trafficking
  • Fraud
  • Gun crimes
  • Hit and run
  • Identity theft
  • Manslaughter
  • Minor in possession of alcohol
  • Murder
  • Probation violations
  • Pyramid schemes
  • Violent crimes
  • Weapons offenses
  • White-collar crimes


We know the importance of immediately getting to work in evaluating a criminal case. Contact our Criminal Defense team today if you've been accused of a crime.

The sale or purchase of a home can be a stressful endeavor. It does not have to be with the support of our real estate department. Our services begin with our assistance in drafting or reviewing a contract through the closing of the transaction. We work with you, the other party to the transaction, the realtors, and your banker to move the transaction forward in a timely manner.

We look forward to your call to schedule an appointment to allow us to assist you.

Having a family law related issue can be difficult and stressful. It can be a delicate balancing act in addressing your immediate needs and your child’s immediate needs while at the same time making sure your legal rights are protected.

We understand these challenges and work closely with our clients to determine the best way to handle immediate concerns while at the same time providing an efficient solution to preserve your future needs as well.

We offer comprehensive, full family law services to our clients, which include:

  • Divorce
  • Child custody
  • Restraining orders
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Property division
  • Juvenile court
  • Settlement Agreements


Our lawyers make sure you understand the issues and provide an effective individualized strategy to ensure your interests are protected. Getting to know our clients and the issues they face is very important to us so that we can provide the best representation to address your needs. Please contact us today and schedule an initial consultation for your family law matter.

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