K. Michael Barfield has developed a substantial real estate practice focused on the... more
K. Michael Barfield has developed a substantial real estate practice focused on the fractional ownership industry in addition to his practice in the areas of professional negligence, construction litigation, commercial litigation, property related litigation and personal injury.
I am a native of Charleston. I received my primary education at Charleston Day... more
I am a native of Charleston. I received my primary education at Charleston Day School and attended Porter Gaud High School After graduation from Washington and Lee University, I entered the Masters in Public Administration Program at the College of Charleston. It was a two year program and I decided to leave after a year to attend law school. I began working as a law clek in 1983 with a firm s... view profile
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