|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Collegiate Entrepreneurship Award||Clemson University||2009|
|Attorney||McCullough Khan, LLC||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||White and Smith Planning and Law Group||2010 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Charleston County Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|South Carolina Bar CLE||ENVIRONMENTAL LAW IN SOUTH CAROLINA, FOURTH EDITION, Board of Editorial Advisors, Bradford W. Wyche and Samuel L. Finklea, principal authors||2016|
|National Cooperative Highway Research Program||“Legal Aspects of Conservation Easements: A Primer for Transportation Agencies”||2013|
|Zoning Practice (American Planning Association)||“Land Use Compatibility Near Military Installations: A Planner’s Perspective,” with Tyson Smith||2011|
|Planning & Environmental Law (American Planning Association)||“Compatible Land Use Near Military Installations: The Problem and the Local Government Response,” with Tyson Smith||2011|
|National Business Institute||Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use Law||2011|
|South Carolina Bar CLE||ENVIRONMENTAL LAW IN SOUTH CAROLINA, FOURTH EDITION, Board of Editorial Advisors, Bradford W. Wyche and Samuel L. Finklea, principal authors||2011|
|South Carolina Bar CLE||THE LAW OF AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, SIXTH EDITION, Editorial Advisor, Jedziniak et al., Principal Authors||2009|
|Southeastern Environmental Law Journal||“Permitting Trouble in the Marsh: Georgia Courts and the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act”||2007|
|University of South Carolina School of Law||N/A||J.D.||2009|
|University of Florida||N/A||N/A||2006|
|South Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association’s 2016 Conference||“The end of the Governor’s Vested Rights/Permit Extension Act…What does it mean for your jurisdiction?”||2016|
|SC Bar Association's Real Estate Intensive Workshop||“The Lords of Discipline: A discussion of zoning and entitlement issues”||2016|
|National Business Institute||"Practical Guide to South Carolina Planning and Zoning Law”||2016|
|SC Municipal Attorneys Association Annual Meeting and Continuing Legal Education Seminar||“Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail: Zoning and Land Use Case Review”||2015|
|South Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Winter 2011 Conference||“The Role of Local Government in the Emerging Field of Renewable Energy”||2011|
|National Business Institute||"Practical Guide to South Carolina Planning and Zoning Law”||2011|
|South Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Fall 2010 Conference||“Planned Developments: The Evolving Law and the Implications for Planners”||2010|
|Charleston County Energy Element Committee Meeting||“Solar Energy, A Local Government Perspective”||2010|
Posted by Joe
We retained Ross Appel to represent our family in opposing a request for a Special Exception for Special Events as a principle use. If granted this Special Exception would have adversely impacted our family and our community. Ross was masterful and efficient in his representation of our interests in this matter and was the deciding factor in securing a favorable ruling on our behalf from the Charleston County Board of Zoning Appeals. I would without hesitation recommend him to anyone requiring specialized expertise in matters of planning and zoning.
Posted by Chase
I hired Ross to help me with a zoning issue where my neighbor was attempting to build a large structure with an apartment on our shared property line. There was a long and confusing set circumstances and appeals were made to the Charleston BZA-Z and the SC circuit court. Ross came up to speed quickly on the facts of the case and was already familiar with the zoning laws involved and procedures surrounding the BZA-Z. He is friendly, intelligent, and incredibly passionate about zoning law and its powerful effect on people’s lives, people’s property, and the City of Charleston. The advice he gives is always intelligent and to the point. I never hesitate to ask him to explain anything as I know his answer will be direct and informed.
In comparison to other lawyers I have worked with, Ross is faster to respond to questions, easier get in touch with, and overall easier to work with. He is well spoken, great at presentations, and knows how to tailor his message to his audience. His presentations to the Charleston BZA-Z and circuit court were second to none and many of the neighbors who were present commented on that fact. He knew what the BZA-Z wanted to focus on vs. what the circuit court wanted to focus on.
I will hire Ross for any zoning work I need done in the future, large or small. I would also recommend Ross to others in need. Money well spent.
Posted by Renee
I highly recommend Ross A Appel. He worked diligently to represent my family and too obtain what was ours by law. His work ethic was of the highest standard, along with his integrity and character. All of our questions were answered in a timely manner and careful attention was given to every detail of our case. It was a pleasure working with Attorney Appel and if we need an attorney in the future we will retain his services.