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Florence, South Carolina 29502-6139

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Other times by special appointment.

Our Attorneys

Karl A. Folkens

Over 32 years of experience

Flo Lester Vinson

Over 27 years of experience

Philip B. Atkinson

Over 13 years of experience

Louis D. Nettles

Over 33 years of experience

Areas of Practice

Philip B. Atkinson

Philip received his Juris Doctor degree in law from the University of South Carolina in 1999 after previously earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice there in 1996, graduating cum laude with honors. He has trained at the prestigious NITA Trial Institute and is a certified Family Court Mediator. Philip has also received extensive training every year since 2003 in children's issues to maintain his status as a highly sought after Guardian ad Litem - protecting the interests of young children of divorce.

He is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, distinguished by his position in its House of Delegates. Philip is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in South Carolina. He has also been recognized by the State Supreme Court for his service as an Attorney to Protect Client Interests. He is a former contract Public Defender from Greenwood County and has substantial experience in handling criminal court matters. His practice areas primarily include Family Court issues (such as divorce and adoption), Worker's Compensation, Personal Injuries, and Criminal cases.

Philip is an active member of the South Carolina Association for Justice. He has served on the board of Marion County's United Fund and the Pee Dee Mental Health Association. Philip is the current Vice Chairman of the Marion County Zoning Commission. His criminal case experience lead to his appointment to the Twelfth Circuit Public Defender Selection Panel. Philip is also a member of the Marion Rotary Club, serving as Chairman of its Program Committee and coordinating its International Student Exchange Program. He is committed to the club's ideal of placing "service (to the community) above self".

Since serving as an equipment manager for the South Carolina Gamecock coaching staff during the record breaking 1994 season (culminating in U.S.C.'s first bowl win), Philip has stayed active in athletics by serving as the stadium announcer for the Greenwood Eagles and the Marion Swamp Foxes. He is a former President and an active member of the Marion High School Booster Club. He is also the Financial Officer for Marion's Post 5 State Champion Junior Legion Baseball team.

Philip was born and raised in Marion, SC and is a member of Marion Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon, trustee, moderator, and Sunday School teacher. Philip and his wife, Allie, are the proud parents of a beautiful and vibrant daughter currently in middle-school. He enjoys reading, playing guitar, traveling, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

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