Barry L. Johnson

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Bluffton, South Carolina

Johnson & Davis, PA
Barry L. Johnson
Johnson & Davis, PA

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Land Use & Zoning, Civil Litigation view more

Licensed in South Carolina since: 1971

Education: University of South Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
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Johnson & Davis, PA

10 Pinckney Colony Road
The Victoria Building, Suite 200
Bluffton, SC 29909 Visit website


A shareholder at Johnson & Davis, PA, Barry L. Johnson is an attorney with more than five decades of legal experience. With his firm located in South Carolina, he serves clients in Beaufort County and throughout the state. His practice is focused primarily on business litigation, land use and zoning matters, creditor and debtor rights, property owner associations, and general civil litigation, .

Mr. Johnson serves as an aggressive and tireless advocate for his clients’ interests. Keeping their best interests in mind, he devises legal solutions that are best suited to their needs. He has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell for his professional excellence and diligence. 

Mr. Johnson is also a South Carolina Circuit Court-certified mediator and arbitrator. Graduating cum laude, he received his bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard University. In 1971, he completed his legal studies at the University of South Carolina School of Law, earning his Juris Doctor. 

Admitted to practice in the courts of South Carolina and in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, Mr. Johnson is also licensed to practice before other courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Claims Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the United States Tax Court. 

Mr. Johnson is a former member of the South Carolina House of Delegates and has served as the president of the Hilton Head Island Bar Association. He also was the chairman of the Resolution of Fee Disputes Board for 15 years. Currently, he is a member of several professional organizations such as the American Bar Association, the Hilton Head Island Bar Association, the Beaufort County Bar Association and the South Carolina Bar. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, Land Use/Zoning, Civil Litigation: Defense, Construction Litigation: Business, Nonprofit Organizations, Real Estate: Business
  • 40% Business Litigation
  • 20% Land Use/Zoning
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10% Construction Litigation: Business
  • 10% Nonprofit Organizations
  • 10% Real Estate: Business

First Admitted: 1971, South Carolina

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Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • State Highway Dept. v. Booker, 260 SC 245, 195 SE2d 615 (1973)
  • In re French Quarter Group, LLC, 489 B.R. 400 (Bankr. D.S.C., 2013)
  • Hoogenboom v. City of Beaufort, 315 SC 306, 433 S.E.2d 875 (Ct.App. 1992)
  • Branning v. United States, 228 Ct. Cl. 240, 654 F.2d 88, trans. to 6 Ct. Cl. 618, later proceeding 7 Ct. Cl. 777 affd. (CA FC) 784 F.2d 361
  • Butler v. Sea Pines Plantation Co., et al., 282 SC 113, 317 SE2d 464 (Ct.App. 1984)
  • Federal Deposit Ins. Corp. v. Sea Pines Company, 692 F.2d 973 (C.A.S.C. 1982)
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • South Carolina
  • Hilton Head Island Bar Association
  • Beaufort County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • United States Claims Court
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina
Educational Background:
  • Harvard University, B.A. in Government, 1968

Office location for Barry L. Johnson

10 Pinckney Colony Road
The Victoria Building, Suite 200
Bluffton, SC 29909

Phone: 843-815-7121


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021

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