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Charleston's Premier Boutique Law Firm

Representing clients throughout the state for over 55 years, earning the esteem of both clients and colleagues along the way, Slotchiver & Slotchiver, LLP is committed to a tradition of excellence. We take a client-centered approach to the practice of law, resulting in the highest caliber service to clients.

Our experienced staff of attorneys includes seasoned trial attorneys, estate planners, tax counsel, and strategic business advisers. Each and every partner in our firm is rated AV Preeminent*--the highest possible rating--by Martindale-Hubbell. Whatever life may throw at you, rest assured that our firm has the experience and resources necessary to handle it.

We invite you to join our tradition of excellence, and make Slotchiver & Slotchiver, LLP your choice for all of your legal needs.

We solve tomorrow's toughest problems today.

As counselors and trusted advisers, we develop solutions for clients to their current legal issues. More importantly, our focus always remains on the road ahead.

With over a century of combined experience in our firm, we are able to anticipate issues before they arise, finding solutions for our clients before the problems ever arise. Our experience-driven approach ensures that we deliver the highest quality representation to each and every one of our clients.

Our relationship with a client is never measured by the number of cases. It is measured in generations.

We live by the principles of consideration and respect. We approach every client interaction as an opportunity to build a long-term relationship with that client.

We get to know our clients; we understand the challenges they are facing and their goals for the future. Together we develop legal strategies that resolve current problems and minimize risk while setting the path to future success.

We do not want to be just your attorney--we want to be your family's trusted counsel for generations to come. A continuing tradition of excellence and service, today, tomorrow, and beyond--Slotchiver & Slotchiver, LLP will be here for all of your legal needs.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

Respected by clients and peers for delivering effective results.

Practice Areas

In the world of personal injury litigation, clients need an experienced trial attorneys with a commitment to defending the rights of injured. Read More
We know our clients want to leave behind a legacy — not litigation. Read More
Our firm has a proud tradition of helping South Carolinians navigate the complexities of the Probate Court system for more than a quarter of a century. Read More
Founded in 1959, our firm holds the honor of being one of the oldest, and longest practicing tax firms in the State of South Carolina. Read More
Criminal Defense isn't just about having the right to an Attorney... we believe it's about having the right Attorney. Read More

We not only solve current problems, we also look to the future.

Irvin J. Slotchiver

Founding Partner

T: (843) 577-6531
F: 843-577-0261
E: irvin@slotchiverlaw.com
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"The single most important thing to me is the experience and ability to handle difficult or unique problems."

Irvin J. Slotchiver

Founding Partner

Areas of Practice

  • Civil and Criminal Tax Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Probate Litigation
  • Shareholder Litigation
  • Strategic Corporate Long Term Planning
  • Acquisitions and Project Development

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1957
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1957
  • South Carolina, 1951

Education

  • Charleston, College Of Charleston, SC, 1946-1949
  • JD, University of South Carolina School of Law, 1949-1951
  • Duke Graduate School of Law, 1951-1952
  • Wharton Graduate School, 1952-1954

Involvement Outside the Firm

  • Estate Planning Council (1995 to Present) – Founding Member
  • Member, Charleston County Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section, S.C. Bar
  • Member, Tax Law Section, S.C. Bar
  • Chartered Life Underwriter (“CLU), 1959
  • US Army – Finance Corp, 1954-1956
  • Adjunct Economics Professor, Georgia State College, 1956
  • President and Founding Member, Estate Planning Council of Charleston, 1976-1977
  • U.S. Tax Court Judgeship Nominee, 1977
  • First President and Founding Member, Charleston Tax Council, 1986-1988
  • Tax Section Member of ABA Court Procedure Committee:
    • Special Litigation Issues, 1989
    • Real Estate Transactions, 1991

Notable Accomplishments

  • Named “Lawyer of the Year – Tax Law, Charleston, SC – 2014” by Best Lawyers
  • South Carolina Taxation Law Specialization Advisory Board, two terms, 2004-2009
  • Certified Specialist, Taxation Law, 1990-Present
  • AV Preeminent Lawyer (Martindale-Hubbell), 1980-Present

Daniel S. Slotchiver

Senior Partner - Litigation

T: (843) 577-6531
(843) 804-6534
F: 843-577-0261
E: dan@slotchiverlaw.com
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"Before we get involved in a case, we want to be sure that we can bring you a benefit to your case. In today’s world, we believe the most important thing is to tell the client what they need to hear, not what they want to hear."

Daniel S. Slotchiver

Senior Partner - Litigation

Areas of practices

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
    • Trucking Accidents
    • Motorcycle Accidents
    • Aviation Disasters
    • Premises Liability
  • Probate Litigation
  • Trust Disputes
  • Criminal Defense (City, State and Federal Charges)
    • DUI Defense
  • Business and Shareholder Litigation
  • Securities Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1990
  • Federal Court, District of South Carolina, 1994

Education

  • B.A., Tulane University New Orleans, LA.
  • J.D., Whittier College School of Law, Los Angeles, California

Involvement Outside the Firm:

  • Member, South Carolina Association for Justice (formerly S.C. Association of Trial Lawyers) (1995 to Present)
  • Member, Charleston County Bar Association (1991 to Present)
  • Member, Torts & Insurance Practice Section, S.C. Bar
  • Member, Criminal Law Section, S.C. Bar
  • Member, Federal Bar Association (2015 to Present)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Prosecutor, City of Isle of Palms (15 years)

Notable Accomplishments:

  • AV Preeminent Lawyer (Martindale-Hubbell)
  • S.C. Lawyers Weekly, Top 25 Verdicts & Settlements of 2014
  • Listed in “Best Lawyers in America”

Stephen J. Slotchiver

Senior Partner - Taxation, Probate, and Estate Planning

T: (843) 577-6531
F: 843-577-0261
E: steve@slotchiverlaw.com
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"Whether I’m helping a client with Estate planning, their tax issues, or their business, my top priority is to always ensure that I have a clear understanding of what the client’s wishes and desires are so that I can give them the sound advice they need to be able to make an informed decision."

Stephen J. Slotchiver

Senior Partner - Taxation, Probate, and Estate Planning

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Tax Law & Tax Controversy
  • Criminal Taxation
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Probate Litigation
  • Forming Corporations & Partnerships
  • Strategic Corporate Long Term Planning
  • Corporate Acquisitions and Project Development

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1994
  • Federal Court, District of South Carolina, 1996
  • South Carolina, 1992

Education

  • B.A., University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
  • J.D., Whittier College School of Law, Los Angeles, California
  • LL.M., Master of Law in Taxation, Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania

Involvement Outside the Firm:

  • Estate Planning Council (1995 to Present)
  • Taxation Counsel (1995 to Present)
  • Charleston County Bar Association (1992 to Present)
  • Member, Tax Law Section, S.C. Bar
  • Member, Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section, S.C. Bar
  • Member, American Bar Association

Notable Accomplishments:

  • AV Preeminent Lawyer (Martindale-Hubbell)

Andrew J. McCumber

Associate - Litigation

T: (843) 577-6531
(843) 804-6534
F: 843-577-0261
E: andrew@slotchiverlaw.com
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"Every day I remind myself that 'Nobody ever calls their lawyer on a good day...' Each client that walks through my office door is probably facing one of the hardest moments of their lives -- that is why I focus on supporting my clients throughout the process, and working with them to help find a successful resolution."

Andrew J. McCumber

Associate - Litigation

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Contract Law (Drafting / Disputed Claims)
  • Corporate Acquisitions and Project Development
  • Criminal Defense (City, State and Federal Charges)
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Probate Litigation
  • Strategic Corporate Long Term Planning
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Will Contests
  • Wrongful Death

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2014
  • Federal Bar, 2014

Education

  • B.A., (Economics & Government) Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC (2011)
  • J.D., cum laude, Charleston School of Law, Charleston, SC (2013)

Involvement Outside the Firm

  • James L. Petigru Inn of Court, Member (2013 to Present)
  • Sir Francis Drake Admiralty Inn of Court, Member (2012 – 2014)
  • Secretary, Charleston School of Law Alumni Association
  • Member, Young Lawyers Division, S.C. Bar
  • Member, Trial & Appellate Advocacy Section, S.C. Bar
  • Member, Solo & Small Firm Section, S.C. Bar
  • Member, Torts & Insurance Practice Section, S.C. Bar
  • Member, Criminal Law Section, S.C. Bar
  • Charleston School of Law Trial Advocacy Board (Volunteer Coach)

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Completed S.C. Certified Circuit Court Mediator Training (May 2013)
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