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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 commercial and corporate litigation, labor and employment law, land use and development law, and environmental law. 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 represents businesses before the NLRB and advises our firm's clients on labor issues arising in business transactions. Ben also regularly represents companies before local governments on land use entitlements and related development arrangements. 

Over the past two years, Ben has represented companies in securities, employment and environmental class actions in federal court in South Carolina. He was part of a team of Robinson Bradshaw lawyers engaged to defend an automobile manufacturer in a class action lawsuit filed in South Carolina by the EEOC challenging the company's use of criminal conviction guidelines.

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, commercial litigation, litigation - labor and employment, 2008-20
  • 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
  • Federal Bar Association, South Carolina Chapter
  • 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

  • Winthrop University Graduate School Advisory Board, 2012-present
  • York County, South Carolina, Comprehensive Land Use Plan Advisory Committee, 2015
  • 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
  • South Carolina Governor’s Nuclear Waste Task Force, 1998-2000
  • Upper Palmetto YMCA, Counsel; Board of Directors, Past President
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