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Howard S. Sheftman

Howard S. Sheftman

Columbia, South Carolina

Howard S Sheftman

Howard S. Sheftman has engaged in the practice of law since receiving his Juris Doctor Degree from the University Of South Carolina School Of Law in 1974. Mr. Sheftman focuses primarily in the litigation division acting as team coordinator for many of the Firm's domestic, personal injury, commercial, and business cases. He also assists in the Firm's corporate and real estate departments. For several years, Mr. Sheftman taught the Domestic Relations section of the South Carolina Bar Review Course to the recent graduates of the USC Law School and Charleston School of Law. Mr. Sheftman has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Areas of Practice:

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Business
  • General Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • South Carolina, 1974
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1984


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1974
    • Juris Doctor
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, 1971
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    • Major: Accounting

Published Works:

  • Intervening Negligence: When is An Original Tortfeasor Relieved of Liability?, South Carolina Association for Justice Bulletin, Fall 1991
  • Co-Author, Lurking Danger to Products Liability Plaintiffs - S.C. Statute of Repose, South Carolina Association for Justice Bulletin, Summer 1994

Representative Cases:

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Participated in various lectures and seminars for the South Carolina Bar, South Carolina Association for Justice, and the National Business Institute in the areas of Family Law and Civil Litigation including:
  • Equitable Distribution of Property, S.C. Code 20-7-471 through 20-7-473, Equitable Division Under the New Equitable Apportionment of Marital Property Act, S.C. Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar,__.
  • Custody and Visitation Update, S.C. Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, 1986
  • Custody and Visitation Update, S.C. Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, 1987
  • Proof of Adultery, Ethics, Rules and Contemporary Issues in Family Court, S.C. Bar Judicial Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 1988
  • Determining Marital Assets and New Law Updates, Family Law in South Carolina "Winning For Your Client", National Business Institute, Inc., 1991
  • Ethics As It Relates to Family Law; Preparing for Court: Litigation Techniques and Strategies, Effective Family Law Practice in South Carolina, National Business Institute, Inc., 1993
  • Tax Treatment of Maintenance and Separate Maintenance Payments; Miscellaneous Domestic Tax Provisions; Tax Issues of the Marital Residence, Tax Aspects of Divorce in South Carolina, National Business Institute, Inc., 1995
  • Ethics As It Relates to Family Law, Family Law in South Carolina, National Business Institute, Inc., 1996
  • Advanced Discovery and Evidence, National Business Institute, Inc., 2007
  • The Role of the Guardian ad Litem in Relocation Cases, S.C. Bar Continuing Legal Education Seminar, February 1, 2013, S.C. Bar

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • South Carolina Bar
  • Richland County Bar
  • American Association for Justice
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • South Carolina Association for Justice, Chairman, Domestic Relations Section, 1982 - 1983
  • South Carolina Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 1987 - 1993, 1994 - 1998
  • South Carolina Bar, Chairman, Practice and Procedure Committee, 1999 - 2001
  • South Carolina Bar, Member, Judicial Qualifications Committee, 1998 - 2000

**Any results the law firm may have achieved in past cases does not imply or indicate that similar results may be had in your case. Outcome of litigation is dependent on many factual and legal circumstances that may differ in your particular case.

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