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Benjamin Alexander Traywick

Personal injury Attorney at Charleston, SC

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2006
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Benjamin

Learn Benjamin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Represents people seriously injured or killed by wrongful conduct of individuals, companies and governmental entities.

    17 years

  2. Construction and development
    Represents owners of residential and commercial property who have claims against contractors, developers and engineers based on deficient design, construction, planning, and performance of the building or infrastructure.

    17 years

  3. Probate
    Represents people on all sides of disputes involving probate and non-probate assets of the recently deceased: real property, cash accounts, life insurance policies, individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and 401(k)s, annuities, and related asset types.

    17 years

  4. Securities and investment fraud
    Represents angel investors and others providing startup-capital or build-out capital to closely held corporations, and whose investment was solicited on the basis of incomplete or inaccurate disclosure of material information by the company.

    17 years

Ben Traywick is a trial lawyer who represents clients in matters relating to personal injury and wrongful death; defective construction and contractor/developer negligence; investment fraud and money manager negligence/misrepresentation; probate and contested will claims, and various other matters. He has been lead counsel in more than a dozen trials seen through to verdict, in both state and federal courts in South Carolina. 

Practicing law in his hometown of Charleston, Ben has a lifetime's worth of great friends and his entire family: parents, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and his own lovely wife and two little girls. Yet unlike many "locals", Ben embraces the wave of new arrivals the Charleston area has seen in recent years from all over the country. In his view the new folks bring new energy and new ideas which keep the scene here vivid and interesting. In recent years Ben has represented clients hailing from Washington and California, Massachusetts and New York, and of course many from across South Carolina.

Outside of work Ben reads as many good books as possible, wets a fishing line here and there, and hones his chronically mediocre home improvement skills. He serves his neighborhood civic club as its treasurer and attorney, his church on its vestry and as lector, his town on its Historical Commission, and his colleagues in the South Carolina Bar in its House of Delegates.


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Ben Traywick Law Firm, LLC
171 Church Street, #340
Charleston, SC, 29401


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Posted by Ty | August 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Mr. Treywick litigated my case. He did his homework well and that work allowed us to settle my case satisfactorily. The settlement I got was within the range I told him that I wanted to put in my pocket. He made it happen. He was forthcoming with the entire process and informed me on what to expect at each step that had me interacting with the defense. His hard work concluded with my getting a sizable settlement.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-275 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Ben Traywick Law Firm, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Instructor, Law and Economics of Historic Preservation
  • Clemson University
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Partner
  • Traywick & Traywick, LLC
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Young Clement Rivers, LLP
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Ellis, Lawhorne, & Sims, PA
  • 2005 - 2007
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  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Seattle University
  • Doctor of Law (JD),
  • 2003
  • University of South Carolina
  • MA - Masters
  • 2002
  • University of South Carolina
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000
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  • Town of Mt Pleasant Historical Commission
  • Co-chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Bayview Acres Civic Club
  • Treasurer
  • 2012 - Present
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Star of The Quarter
  • South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • "Breath of Freedom" Project
  • Judge Waties Waring's role in Brown v. Board of Education
  • 2015
  • SCAJ Annual Convention
  • "What is that defense lawyer thinking?"
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Benjamin
Litigation Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Family member
"Ben is a workhorse. He's relentless on a case. He finds every fact useful to his case and beats the defendant over the head with it. Can't go wrong with this guy."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Ben professionally for a number of years as opposing counsel on several cases. He is a respected member of the bar and is held in high esteem by his colleagues. I believe him to be a competent, knowledgeable and professional attorney who maintains the highest ethical standards and works tirelessly for his clients. I would not hesitate to refer a potential client to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ben is true gentleman and outstanding attorney. He takes a very realistic approach to the value of a case while maintaining his ethical integrity. I've known Ben for years and have worked together with him on various files. He cast insight into some areas I had not previously considered. I would not hesitate to work with him again or recommend a potential client to retain his services."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"In the past decade, Ben and I have been on opposite sides of cases numerous times, and from both sides of the aisle. Ben has always been professional and friendly, but also firm in his representation of his clients. He practices law the way we are supposed to, and it shows in the results he obtains for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ben is uniquely qualified to handle injury matters due to his having worked on both sides of injury claims. Like most good trial attorneys, Ben started his career in a defense firm prior to establishing his own firm which now assists those harmed by the negligence or intentional misconduct of others. He knows the tactics insurance companies use to limit the recoveries clients deserve. Ben has the advantage of being a local who can use is contacts to assist his clients and has the intelligence and drive to maximize results for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Traywick is a superb lawyer and advocate for his clients. He is analytical, industrious, and zealous. When Ben drafts a document, we know it is accurate and thorough. I recommend him for your litigation issues. He has experience, knowledge and advocacy skills."
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Charleston Personal injury Lawyer Benjamin Alexander Traywick
Benjamin Alexander Traywick
Personal injury Attorney
Charleston, SC
Licensed for 17 years