Bar Admissions

South Carolina

North Carolina


University of South Carolina, J.D., 1980

Winthrop University, A.B., cum laude, 1977, Phi Kappa Phi


Ben Johnson is an experienced litigator and counselor who practices in the areas of land use and development law, environmental law, labor and employment law, and commercial and corporate litigation. Admitted to practice in South Carolina and North Carolina, Ben has represented companies in a wide range of business and employment matters in the federal and state courts. He regularly represents companies before local governments on land use entitlements and related development arrangements.

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, commercial litigation, 2008-24; litigation - labor and employment, 2008-23
  • South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, South Carolina Lawyers Hall of Fame, 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated



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Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Litigation, Labor and Employment, and Environmental Sections
  • Gregory-Hayes American Inn of Court
  • South Carolina Supreme Court, Assistant to Office of Disciplinary Counsel, 1998-2012; Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, 1990-97
  • York County Bar, President, 1985-86

Community Affiliations

  • Palmetto Project, Board Member, 2020-present
  • Conservation Voters of South Carolina, Board Member, 2019-present
  • South Carolina Wildlife Federation, Board of Directors, 2008-15
  • Atlantic Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission, Chairman, 2000-11
  • Boy Scouts of America, York District Chairman, 1998-2002
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