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  • Paul currently serves on the Board of Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. (P&A), Inc. as Chair of the Advisory Council for Protection and Advocacy for People with Mental Illness  PAIMI Advisory Council.

  • Paul also serves on the Board of the Columbia Choral Society  (

  • Paul served on the Board of Trustees of Thornwell Home for Children, a joyful Christian community that offers hope and wholeness to children and families. 

  • Paul is also a member of the Columbia Film Society and the South Carolina Military History Club.


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Practice areas


  1. Land Use & Zoning: 70%
    19 years
  2. Litigation: 15%
    19 years
  3. Administrative Law: 15%
    17 years



Hourly ($200-300/hour), contingent (20-33%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Michael Joseph Polk

    I call Paul whenever I have a question regarding land use, zoning, or eminent domain. I endorse him.


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  • Silvia Balogh Gwin

    I wholeheartedly endorse Attorney de Holczer. He is a highly respected attorney in the legal community and a true advocate for his clients.


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Contact info

deHolczer Law PC

1911 Barnwell Street Suite C
Columbia, SC, 29201-2605


SCGood Standing199408/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CASA Attorney of the YearRichland County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/PresidentdeHolczer Law PC2013 - Present
ShareholderMoses & Brackett, PC2000 - 2012
Assistant Chief CounselSouth Carolina Department of Transportation1997 - 1999
Assistant Public DefenderSpartanburg Public Defender1996 - 1997
Law Clerk to Circuit Court Judge13th Judicial Circuit, South Carolina Judicial Department1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Committee on Condemnation, Zoning & Land Use LitigationMember2005 - Present
South Carolina Bar Government Law Section and the Real Estate Practices Section, Eminent Domain SubcommitteeMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
South Carolina Department of Transportation v. Hood, 381 S.C. 318, 672 S.E.2d 595 (Ct. App. 2009).Unexercised option should not have been admitted as evidence of value.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Law of Eminent Domain: Fifty-State Survey -- published by First Chair Press, the American Bar AssociationSouth Carolina Chapter2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of South Carolina School of LawInternational StudiesMA - Masters1990
Presbyterian CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SCDOT Right of Way ConferenceRight of Way Documentation2014
NBI: Local Government LawEminent Domain2014
Land Laws for Civil Engineers and Land SurveyorsEminent Domain - Condemnation & Inverse Condemnation2014
Constitution Day Guest SpeakerThe Justice of Just Compensation: A Brief Overview of Eminent Domain2014
2009 Master in Equity Bench/Bar SeminarIssues of Eminent Domain for Masters in Equity2009
International Right of Way Association SeminarEasements2008
Land Law for EngineersLegal Issues for South Carolina Engineers2007
Eminent Domain Legal UpdateUnderstanding Just Compensation2006
SCDOT Right of Way ConferenceSharing Lessons Learned2005