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Michael Barfield

K. Michael Barfield

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Three days a week, Michael Barfield climbs to the rooftop track at the Medical University of South Carolina for “Boot Camp”. Led by U.S. Marine Corps Drill Instructors, it’s as tough as it sounds.

Michael brings the same level of discipline to his law practice as he does to boot camp. As a Barnwell Whaley member attorney, he has developed a substantial real estate practice focused on the fractional ownership industry in addition to his practice in the areas of professional negligence, construction litigation, commercial litigation, property related litigation and personal injury.

A graduate of Furman University (BA), Mr. Barfield received his J.D. from the University of South Carolina. While in law school, Mr. Barfield was the Articles Editor on the student editorial board of the ABA Real Property, Probate and Trusts Journal; and a member of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity.

Mr. Barfield is active in the Charleston community as a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Mark United Methodist Church. He previously served as Attorney Coach of West Ashley High School Mock Trial Team and as a Den Leader for Cub Scout Pack 79 of the Coastal Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America.



Practice areas

Condo, property, and HOA law
Real estate
and Timeshare development
Professional malpractice
Construction law
Corporate general counsel
Administrative law
Civil litigation
Commercial transactions
Insurance coverage
Legal malpractice
Premises liability
Personal injury
Restaurant and hospitality law

Professional memberships

Charleston County Bar Association
South Carolina Bar Association
American Bar Association
South Carolina Defense Trial
Attorneys Association
Defense Research Institute
Professional Liability Underwriting Society


Bachelor of Arts
Furman University
Juris Doctorate
University of South Carolina

Court admissions

All South Carolina Courts
United States District Court for the
District of South Carolina
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

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