Member Profile: Karl A. Folkens

Karl A. Folkens
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
Website: www.folkenslaw.com

SC Chapter: www.SCMediators.org

ADR Services Include:

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

 

ONLINE SCHEDULING: Karl A. Folkens
Calendar Last Updated: 3 Dec 16

Please click preferred date to submit an
appointment request TO THIS MEMBER's OFFICE


1) Please enter all requested details into the form, to assist this attorney's staff.
2) Your email will be routed directly to Karl 's assistant, Nell G. Folkens
3) You will receive a response by email or phone, usually within 1 hour, confirming the specifics of your requested appointment.


NOTE TO FIRMS:

This free online scheduling service is funded by our Academy members.

 

Karl A. Folkens has substantive case experience in the following areas...

ADA Disability
Agricultural
Anti-Trust
Appellate
Arts (Fine, Performing)
Automotive
Banking & Finance
Business Dissolution
Civil Rights
Class Actions
Commercial/Business
Community Associations
Condominiums
Construction
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Cross Cultural
Debt Collections
Discrimination
Divorce (High Asset)
EEOC
Education
Elder Abuse
Eminent Domain
Employment
Energy Sector (Oil, Gas)
Engineering
Entertainment Sector
Environmental
Family Businesses
Franchise
Health Care
Industrial
Insurance
Intellectual Property
International
Internet
Labor/Unions
Land Use/Planning
Landlord/Tenant
Legal Malpractice
Lemon Law
Libel & Slander
Local Govt./Municipalities
Media & Communications
Medical Devices
Medical Malpractice
Mortgage Foreclosure
Native American
Natural Disasters
Non-profit Organizations
Nursing Homes
Partnerships
Pensions / ERISA
Personal Injury
Pharmaceuticals
Police
Premises Liability
Probate
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Real Estate
Religious Institutions
Securities
Sexual Harassment
Shareholder Disputes
Software
Sports
Technology
Title Disputes
Torts
Trademarks/Patents
Transportation
Trusts / Estates
Unfair Competition
Utilities
Wage & Hour/FMLA
Workers' Compensation
Wrongful Death

 

BIOGRAPHICAL:

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 Preeminentâ„¢, the highest rating for legal rating and ethics.

EDUCATION:

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.

Rates

$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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