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Wilbur E. Johnson

Wilbur E. Johnson
Wilbur E. Johnson previously served as the firm’s Managing Partner from 2009-2023. He practices primarily in the area of employment and labor law. Prior to joining the law firm in 1994, Wilbur worked as an assistant attorney general in the office of the Attorney General of South Carolina. While attending law school, Wilbur was the recipient of the Earl Warren Legal Training Fellowship. Wilbur is also a certified Circuit Court Arbitrator.

Admitted to Practice

South Carolina, 1979
U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, 1979
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1981


University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1979
Augusta State University, B.A., 1976


Memberships and Activities

South Carolina Bar Law Related Education Committee, 1994-2000
South Carolina Bar Circuit Representative, Young Lawyers Division, 1986-1987
South Carolina Bar Employment and Labor Law Section
American Bar Association Employment and Labor Law and Litigation Sections
Federal Bar Association
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
National Association of College and University Attorneys
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Board of Directors
International Association of Defense Counsel
Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, past Chair, current member Board of Directors
Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, Board of Directors; Past Chair
Roper/St. Francis Healthcare Foundation, Past Member Board of Directors
Charleston County Disabilities Board, Past Member Board of Directors
Charleston County Greenbelt Bank Advisory Board
Carolina Youth Development Center, Past Member Board of Directors
Charleston Regional Development Alliance, Past Member Board of Directors
South Carolina Aquarium, Past Member Board of Directors
International African American Museum, Board of Directors
Historic Charleston Foundation, Board of Trustees
The New Morning Foundation, Past Member Board of Directors
Charleston Stage

Articles & Case Studies

Leading Charleston’s Business Community In Support Of The Port Of Charleston by Betsy Harter, Port Charleston, January and February 2009

Special Problems Relating to Race Discrimination co-Author, Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers, Second Edition



Practice Groups


Martin joins firm

Krawcheck and Brooks join firm