Robert J. Thomas

Robert J. Thomas

  • Of Counsel

Robert Thomas is one of the founders of Rogers Townsend & Thomas. He concentrates his practice in civil jury trials, primarily in defense, insurance bad faith, civil litigation, and appellate advocacy. Bob has appeared and represented clients in 106 completed appeals before the South Carolina Supreme Court, the South Carolina Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Bob has spoken at seminars on numerous topics, including divorce, bankruptcy and appeals. He is a permanent member of the United States Judicial Conference for the Fourth Circuit.

Bob’s experience includes two years as a law clerk to a United States District Judge, two years as an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, and several terms as a specially appointed County Court Judge.



  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1954
  • University of South Carolina, B.S., 1952


  • South Carolina Bar
    • Board of Governors (1982-1985)
    • House of Delegates (1978 to present)
    • Senior Lawyers Division, Past President
    • Practice and Procedure Committee, Past Chairman
  • South Carolina Bar Foundation
    • Past President
  • Richland County Bar Association
    • Past President
  • Lexington County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
  • American College of Trial Attorneys, Fellow

Awards & Recognition

AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Admitted in 1982 as a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers (where membership is by invitation only)

In January 2009, the South Carolina Bar gave Bob a Trial and Appellate Advocacy Award “In Recognition of [His] Significant Contributions to Trial and Appellate Practices in South Carolina.”

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