Beth’s legal practice focuses on the areas of business litigation, probate litigation, administrative and government law, employment law, and education law. Her ability to tackle complex issues and lead others through legal obstacles makes her well-suited for both her practice and for making a difference in our community. Beth spends time getting to know her clients to fully understand their objectives in order to protect and advance their best interests. For the past five years, she has held the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and has been selected to the South Carolina Rising Stars List in business litigation by Super Lawyers.*

In her business and commercial litigation practice, Beth represents a wide range of businesses and industries, including hospitality groups, real estate developers, non-profits, distributors, and professionals. She advises and represents clients on issues they face in day-to-day operations, such as employment matters, contract negotiations, and risk management, among others. When disputes arise, Beth guides her clients to a solution that best meets their needs, whether that is through litigation, mediation, or arbitration.

In her probate, estate, and trust litigation practice, Beth has represented a variety of clients, including estate representatives, fiduciaries, heirs, beneficiaries, and others. She regularly helps her clients resolve matters related to trust disputes, probate administration, will contests, undue influence and coercion, issues of capacity, and breaches of fiduciary duty.

Outside of her practice, Beth takes pride in devoting a great deal of time to professional and community organizations. Beth has been actively involved with the American Bar Association (ABA) for the past seven years. She currently chairs the Bullyproof Committee of the ABA’s Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice. Beth was instrumental in the creation and development of Bullyproof, an anti-bullying initiative that has been implemented in schools throughout the nation since 2013. Locally, Beth serves as a Board Member for Be A Mentor, a local non-profit empowering youth to reach their full potential through mentorship.

Beth obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

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  • Represented a regional developer in an action brought by investors alleging securities violations, fraud, and breach of contract.
  • Represented a private foundation named as a beneficiary of a trust in a matter involving lack of capacity and undue influence issues.
  • Successfully defended the personal representative of an estate accused of breaches of fiduciary duty.
  • Successfully defended a large employer in an employment discrimination case in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Law Practice Division
    • Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice
    • Section of Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • James L. Petigru American Inn of Court
  • AV Preeminent® rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to the South Carolina Super Lawyers list, 2021 (Business Litigation)

  • Selected to the South Carolina Rising Stars list, Business Litigation, 2013-2018*

  • Legal Elite of the Lowcountry, Business Litigation, 2018 (Charleston Business Magazine)
  • Leadership in Law Award, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, 2016
  • Young Lawyer of the Year, SC Bar Young Lawyers Division, 2015
  • Star of the Year, ABA Young Lawyers Division, 2014, 2015
  • Graduate, SC Bar Leadership Academy, 2010-2011
  • Graduate, Leadership Charleston, 2009-2010
  • Panelist, Beyond the Schoolyard: Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace, ABA Young Lawyers Division Spring Meeting, May 2018
  • Panelist, Grow Your Practice – Practice Specific Business Development Strategies, Primerus Young Lawyers Conference, March 2018
  • Co-Author, Growing Lawyers, Growing Leaders: LP and YLD Join Forces, Law Practice Magazine, July/August 2017
  • Interview with Elizabeth “Beth” Palmer of Rosen Hagood, ABA Litigation Section, Young Advocates, Winter 2016
  • Author, Mainstreaming Moonshine: A Q&A with a Young Lawyer Turned Master Distiller, January 2016
  • Presenter, The Faces of Homeless & Transitional Youth: A Call to Action, ABA Young Lawyers Division Spring Meeting, May 2015
  • South Carolina, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2011
  • Board Member, Be A Mentor
  • Volunteer, Charleston Homeless Court Initiative
  • Past Volunteer, Special Olympics of South Carolina
  • Past Volunteer, Ask-A-Lawyer Program
  • University of North Carolina (B.A., 2002)
  • University of South Carolina (J.D., 2005)