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Barnwell is Special Counsel in the firm’s litigation division and has handled numerous cases involving a variety of subject matters.  His practice is currently focused on construction defect claims, personal injury claims, insurance coverage, community association claims, and appellate practice.  Barnwell has experience with briefing and/or arguing successful dispositive motions as well as negotiating settlements of disputed claims at pre-trial mediation conferences*. 


Barnwell earned his B.S. from the College of Charleston in 2010 and his J.D. from the Charleston School of Law in 2014. While in law school, he was a Legal Research and Writing Teaching Fellow and received the CALI award for highest class grade in Legal Research & Writing I. Barnwell was also an Executive Member of the Moot Court Board, where he competed in three national competitions and earned individual awards for his advocacy. Prior to joining LM Law, Barnwell served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Irvin G. Condon, Judge of Probate for Charleston County, and the Honorable Mikell R. Scarborough, Charleston County Master-in-Equity, where he worked in the judges’ chambers drafting court orders in contested estate/trust cases, real estate cases, and many other matters in circuit court.


Originally from Walterboro, South Carolina, Barnwell now lives on James Island with his wife, Alexis.  In his free time, he enjoys competing in amateur golf tournaments, live music, and planning the next trip.


*Recent cases involving the court granting summary judgment either in whole or in part:


337, 337 1/2, and 339 King Street Homeowners Association, Inc., et al. v. L.P.& B. Associates, et al. (Court of Common Pleas for Charleston County)

Mark Flugel v. James Hoff, Pine Forest Village HOA President (Beaufort County Magistrates Court)

Michael R. Putich and Monica L. Putich v. Heritage Lakes Homeowners Association, Inc., et al. (Court of Common Pleas for Beaufort County)

River City Developers, LLC v. The Marshes at Lady's Island Homeowners' Association, Tige Howie and Stephen Scott, et al. (Court of Common Pleas for Charleston County)

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