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Member Profile: Karl A. Folkens

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Folkens Law Firm, P.A.
PO Box 6139
601 W. Evans Street
Florence, SC 29502
Email: Click for email

Tel: (843) 665-0100
Fax: (843) 665-0500

SC Chapter:

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master; ADR Training/CME


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Calendar Last Updated: 16 Nov 18
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Karl A. Folkens has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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design elementCommunity Associations
design elementCondominiums
design elementConstruction
design elementConsumer Fraud
design elementContract Disputes
design elementCross Cultural
design elementDebt Collections
design elementDiscrimination
design elementDivorce (High Asset)
design elementEEOC
design elementEducation
design elementElder Abuse
design elementEminent Domain
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design elementEnergy Sector (Oil, Gas)
design elementEngineering
design elementEntertainment Sector
design elementEnvironmental
design elementFamily Businesses
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design elementHealth Care
design elementIndustrial
design elementInsurance
design elementIntellectual Property
design elementInternational
design elementInternet
design elementLabor/Unions
design elementLand Use/Planning
design elementLandlord/Tenant
design elementLegal Malpractice
design elementLemon Law
design elementLibel & Slander
design elementLocal Govt./Municipalities
design elementMedia & Communications
design elementMedical Devices
design elementMedical Malpractice
design elementMortgage Foreclosure
design elementNative American
design elementNatural Disasters
design elementNon-profit Organizations
design elementNursing Homes
design elementPartnerships
design elementPensions / ERISA
design elementPersonal Injury
design elementPharmaceuticals
design elementPolice
design elementPremises Liability
design elementProbate
design elementProduct Liability
design elementProfessional Fees
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design elementProfessional Malpractice
design elementProfessional Negligence
design elementProperty Damage
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design elementReligious Institutions
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design elementSexual Harassment
design elementShareholder Disputes
design elementSoftware
design elementSports
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design elementTitle Disputes
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design elementTrademarks/Patents
design elementTransportation
design elementTrusts / Estates
design elementUnfair Competition
design elementUtilities
design elementWage & Hour/FMLA
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A certified civil court mediator and arbitrator in state and federal courts, and a certified family court mediator, Karl maintains an active ADR practice, having mediated over 3,600 cases and arbitrated over 300 cases.

Karl has presented at numerous continuing legal education seminars, the South Carolina Judicial Conference and professional association conventions in the areas of expert witnesses, advanced mediation techniques, effective advocacy in mediation, arbitration certification, starting a mediation practice, exploring new forms of ADR, guardian ad litem certification, applying computer technologies to the practice of law, equitable division of marital and business assets, and legal ethics. 

He is currently listed in The Best Lawyers in America and South Carolina Super Lawyers.  His Martindale-Hubbell rating is AV Preeminent™, the highest rating for legal rating and ethics.


Karl received his Juris Doctor degree in law from the University of South Carolina in 1980. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Winthrop University in 1978, graduating summa cum laude with honors.

Memberships & Affiliations

Karl is Past President of the South Carolina Bar Foundation (having previously served as Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer), Past Chair of the SC Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, and a former member of the South Carolina Bar House of Delegates and the Supreme Court's Joint Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution. He was the Municipal Court Judge for the Town of Timmonsville and President of the Florence County Bar. He has also been appointed by the South Carolina Supreme Court to be an Attorney to Protect Clients' Interests and currently serves as Attorney to Assist Disciplinary Counsel.

He is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution and served on its South Carolina Chapter Organizing Committee, and its founding Board of Directors. He was Vice Chair and board member of the South Carolina Council for Conflict Resolution.


$400 per hour * Travel rate - $220 per hour plus mileage @ IRS rate * Also available weekends - call for dates * Early morning slots available for telephone mediations and preliminary conferences (even if online calendar shows a date is booked)
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