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Post Office Box 6139
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 36 years of experience

Kaye Patel Fraley

Over 8 years of experience

Philip B. Atkinson

Over 18 years of experience

Louis D. Nettles

Over 38 years of experience

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Our office is located at 601 West Evans Street in downtown Florence (1 block west of the federal courthouse).

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Areas of Practice Include:

Personal Injury

The four attorneys have a combined 106 years experience in handling different cases, including serious personal injury claims, wrongful death, vehicle collisions, tractor-trailer collisions, defective products, premises liability and governmental negligence claims.


The firm has extensive experience in various aspects of insurance law, including bad faith claims arising from the wrongful handling of insurance claims by insurance companies.

Family Law

The firm provides a full range of Family Court representation including divorce, separations, child custody actions, alimony and child support, equitable division of marital property and debts, adoptions, and name changes.

Real Property Litigation

The firm handles real property litigation, including breach of real estate contract claims and land-line disputes.

Business Litigation

The firm provides representation in breach of contract actions, corporate and partnership disputes, collection matters, unfair trade practice claims, intellectual property, and other areas of business litigation.

Estate Administration and Litigation

The firm provides assistance in administering estates and has extensive experience in handling will contests and other probate court litigation.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

The attorneys have significant experience in representing parties in various kinds of alternative dispute resolution. In addition, Karl has an extensive ADR practice, providing mediation, arbitration and early neutral evaluation in civil and family cases, both before and after suit has been brought. Philip also mediates family cases.

Other Areas

As a general practice law firm, we can usually handle most legal matters. However, in the event clients require the services of legal specialists, for example in such areas as Social Security, taxation, patent law, estate planning, real estate closings or bankruptcy, we work closely with other attorneys.

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