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Robert F. Goings

also known as Robert, Goings

About me

Robert Goings has an array of individual, business, and corporate clients.  He practices civil litigation in the areas of business torts, employment law, healthcare, defective products, professional malpractice, workers compensation, “bad faith” insurance claims, defective products, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death, civil rights and constitutional law.  Robert is a natural leader and a strong courtroom advocate. 


This attorney handles the following matters:


  • Auto Accidents

  • Slip And Falls

  • Trip And Falls

  • Dog Bite

  • On The Job Injuries

  • Workers Compensation

  • Business Torts

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Brain Injuries

  • Negligence

  • Deceptive Trade Practices

  • Back Injuries

  • Trucking Accidents

  • Bicycle Accidents

  • Motorcycle Accidents

  • Defective Products

  • Products Liability

  • Property Damage

  • Occupational Disease 


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 34%
  2. Litigation: 33%
  3. Workers Compensation: 33%



Hourly ($150-400/hour), contingent (1-40%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

17 total 

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  • Victor K. Li

    Robert is one of the best young attorneys in our state. He is an excellent trial attorney and advocates zealously for his clients. I have never had to think twice before referring my clients or my own family members to Mr. Goings if they are hurt in an accident. He gets the job done.


    Victor Li Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeremy Randall Summerlin

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Jeremy Summerlin Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Goings Law Firm, LLC

914 Richland St #A101
Columbia, SC, 29201


SCGood Standing200611/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer - Rising StarSouth Carolina Super Lawyers2014
Super Lawyer - Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Highly RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
2011 Emerging Legal LeaderSouth Carolina Lawyers Weekly2011
Claude Sapp AwardUniversity of South Carolina School of Law2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberGoings Law Firm, LLC2011 - Present
AttorneyCollins & Lacy, PC2006 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Carolina BarHouse of Delegates2012 - Present
South Carolina Bar, Practice and Procedure CommitteeMember2011 - Present
South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers DivisionExecutive Committee2011 - Present
Columbia Rotary ClubMember2008 - Present
Richland County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Defense Research InstituteFormer MemberN/A
South Carolina BarMemberN/A
International Society of Primerus Law FirmsFormer MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Team IA, Inc. v Lucas, Opinion No. 4889 (SC Ct. App., Sep. 14, 2011)The South Carolina Court of Appeals reversed summary judgment for defendant and remand for further proceedings.
Boyd v. Liberty Life Ins. Co. & Selectquote Insurance Co.Summary Judgment Affirmed
McCoy v. City of Columbia, C/A No. 5:10-cv-00132-JFACity paid $300,000; City ordinance declared unconstitutional
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Publication nameTitleDate
South Carolina Lawyers WeeklyAttorney Triumphs Over City after Arrest.2013
South Carolina Bar AssociationSouth Carolina Damages (contributing author)2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
ABOTA National Trial College - Harvard School of LawN/AN/A2012
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Wofford CollegeGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Rotary Scholars DayFinding Your PassionN/A