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Paul W. Garfinkel

Paul W. Garfinkel
Paul W. Garfinkel has served the state of South Carolina as an OSHA State Judge and a Family Court Judge for the 9th Judicial Circuit. He has particular skills representing the firm’s clients in business, real estate, and regulatory matters, as well as an arbitrator and mediator in alternate dispute resolution.

Judicial Career
OSHA State Judge
Hearing Officer, 1991-1995
Chief Judge, 1992-1994
Family Court Judge for the 9th Judicial Circuit, Seat #2, 1995-2014

Earlier Career
Private Practice, 1970-1989
Associated with Riesen Law Offices, 1989-1995
Member of National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, including National Trustee, 2003-2009
Inns of Court, 2012-present
Charleston School of Law Advisory Board, 2010-2020

Admitted to Practice

South Carolina, 1970
U.S. District Court, 1971
U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1974
U.S. Supreme Court, 2005

Education

Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters (D.H.L.) from MUSC, 2005
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1970
University of South Carolina, A.B. Sociology, 1967

Articles & Case Studies

Family Drug Treatment Courts and Social Determinants of Health, co-author, 50 Fam. Ct. Rev. 137

Editorial Board 2nd and 4th Editions of Marital Litigation in South Carolina

Contact

Special Counsel
pgarfinkel@ycrlaw.com
843-720-5541

Practice Groups

News

Davis and Grevey obtain defense verdict on behalf of client

Three new associates join the firm