D. Cravens Ravenel

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DIAL DIRECT NUMBERS

Phone:

803-799-9091
803-343-3861

Fax:

803-779-3423

ADMISSIONS
  • South Carolina Bar, 1970
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
EDUCATION
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1970
  • Order of the Wig and Robe
  • American Jurisprudence Award – Trade Regulation
  • South Carolina Law Review, 1969-1970
  • University of South Carolina, B. A., History, 1963
CERTIFICATION/SPECIALTIES
    • Circuit Court Mediator
    • Family Court Mediator
PEER RATING

Martindale Hubbell rated AV Preeminent, 2012

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
    • American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow)
    • Chairman, Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness, 1989-2004
    • Richland County Bar Association
    • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
MILITARY SERVICE
  • Corporal, US Marine Corps, 1958-1960
AREAS OF PRACTICE
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, South Carolina Episcopal Home at Still Hopes
  • Vice Chairman, Richland County Election Commission, 1980-85
  • Board, Greater Columbia Community Relations Council
  • Chairman, St. Lawrence Place, Columbia, SC
HONORS AND AWARDS
  • Matthew J. Perry Civility Award, 2011
  • Richland County Bar Civic Star Award, 1994
  • American Register – Top Lawyers 2011
  • Super Lawyer 2008-2011 – Personal Injury Defense, General, Insurance Coverage
  • Best Lawyers in America, “Bet the Company” Litigation, 2010
A psychiatrist would have a field day with Cravens’ admission: over the past 20 years, he has found great pleasure in attempting to embarrass his children, grandchildren, and law partners by dressing and appearing in public in costumes. He has been, at various points, a rabbit (while meeting his daughter’s airplane from New York), a chicken, a gorilla, and a large white bird. To transition his grandchildren to their first day of school for each year, he has leaped from the bushes and from a camouflaged truck as Superman, Darth Vadar, and Spiderman. He has also dressed as Uncle Sam and appeared with firecrackers loudly popping at a partner’s naturalization celebration.  He suspects that early forays as Santa led to this bizarre behavior, which apparently replaced duck, deer and dove hunting and golf as a hobby. He was not very skilled at killing furry and feathered friends, though as a golfer he was a good rabbit.

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