Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC

Established in Charleston, SC in 1938, Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC, attorneys serve and counsel businesses and professionals throughout South Carolina and beyond.

With over 75 years in business under the same banner, the firm's 17 member and associate attorneys focus on intellectual property protection, civil litigation defense, professional malpractice defense, construction law, business law and products liability defense in both state and federal courts.

Geographical areas served

Barnwell Whaley attorneys serve and counsel businesses in Charleston, SC, the Carolinas and throughout the country, and is engaged as counsel in several international matters

involving intellectual property. Sample clients include Sawgrass Technologies, Maybank Industries Group, The Medical University of South Carolina, the S.C. State Ports Authority, The Citadel (including its defense in the landmark case attempting to admit women to the institution in 1995), Traveler's Insurance, CNA Insurance, and Lloyds of London, among others.

The common thread that connects all of Barnwell Whaley's practice areas is complexity. Barnwell Whaley Patterson and Helms' attorneys have been described by their peers as "lawyers' lawyers." The firm is frequently called by other attorneys to help at trial and is often selected to handle the most difficult cases in a company's portfolio.


Barnwell Whaley is located at 288 Meeting Street in the City of Charleston, SC. Limited parking is available on site (please confirm availability with receptionist) and ample parking is just a few steps away in the George Street surface lot, for which we will validate your parking.

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