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We represent a diverse set of clients throughout South Carolina in a wide range of practice areas. Some of our longest-standing clients are insurance carriers, and we are known for our insurance defense and coverage work. Our firm is also recognized for its work on media law cases, including the defense of defamation and invasion of privacy claims, asserting access rights to the courts and court records and protecting news organizations from being compelled to become investigators for litigants. Our current practice also includes business disputes, construction litigation, education law, administrative matters, products liability, and restaurant and hospitality representation.

Administrative Law

At Baker, Ravenel & Bender, our attorneys have appeared before various state, local and federal regulatory agencies across South Carolina on behalf of corporations and individuals.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mediation and arbitration are two forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution – ways to resolve cases without going before a judge or jury, often saving money and settling the case faster.

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Appellate Advocacy

As a part of one of the oldest litigation firms in South Carolina, the attorneys at Baker, Ravenel & Bender realize that the verdict often is not the end of a case but instead the beginning of a very lengthy next step.

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Asbestos Litigation

Baker, Ravenel, & Bender has defended hundreds of cases in South Carolina’s state and federal courts for clients facing allegations involving asbestos exposure. The firm also has extensive experience in complex federal multi-district litigation.

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Automobile Liability

At Baker, Ravenel & Bender, we are experienced in handling automobile accident cases through out South Carolina—whether a low-impact accident with a soft tissue injury or a major accident that caused death or brain injury.

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Bad Faith Litigation

Baker Ravenel & Bender has represented insurance companies in South Carolina against claims that they acted in bad faith in investigating, adjusting or refusing to pay claims.

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Business Litigation

As a full-service litigation firm, Baker Ravenel & Bender provides South Carolina clients with the trial representation they need, including defense and appellate work.

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Community Association/HOA

When a planned community becomes more than just the glimmer of an idea, it is time to hire experienced legal advice.

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Construction Litigation

The construction litigation team at Baker, Ravenel and Bender can help you resolve your construction defect disputes on projects large and small.

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Criminal Law

If you’re accused of a crime, it’s important to have a lawyer familiar with the intricacies of the criminal justice system and who will help you build the best possible defense.

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Dram Shop Liability

Baker Ravenel & Bender represents South Carolina restaurants and establishments against claims for liability for selling alcohol to visibly intoxicated persons or minors who subsequently injure third parties as a result of alcohol-related accidents.

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Education Law

Baker, Ravenel and Bender attorneys provide full-service, cost-effective legal representation to charter schools and school districts across South Carolina.

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General Litigation

At the Columbia offices of Baker, Ravenel & Bender, we believe that our longevity speaks for itself. As one of the oldest law firms in South Carolina, we have handled thousands of cases since we were established around 1900.

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Hotel, Hospitality and Restaurant Litigation

Whether it is a case involving dram shop liability when someone accuses a bartender of overserving alcohol to a patron or a case involving a guest attacked while on the establishment’s premises by a criminal or a guest injured falling on the premises, hospitality establishments can face a variety of legal challenges.

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Insurance Coverage

Baker, Ravenel & Bender reviews policies and provides legal opinions in areas of insurance law, including both first- and third-party coverage.

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Media Law

For more than 40 years South Carolina newspapers, broadcasters and other news outlets and publications have looked to Baker, Ravenel & Bender for representation in media-related and First Amendment cases in state and federal courts.

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Premises Liability

Accidents happen, but when they do someone often is looking for someone to pay for their misfortune.

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Product Liability

Our attorneys represent a wide range of manufacturing companies who have been sued in South Carolina because of an alleged defective product.

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Professional Ethics

Cravens Ravenel advises and defends South Carolina lawyers on ethical and professional conduct issues in attorney disciplinary proceedings.

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Real Estate Litigation

Trespass, nuisance, adverse possession, easements, condemnations, eminent domain – Baker, Ravenel & Bender is experienced in these and other areas of real estate litigation, in both residential and commercial settings in South Carolina.

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Retail Liability

There can be claims from shoppers ranging from falling merchandise, slip and falls, trip and falls, false imprisonment, abuse of process, security matters, negligence and more.

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