Ellis R. Lesemann

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Charleston, South Carolina

Lesemann & Associates LLC
Ellis R. Lesemann
Lesemann & Associates LLC

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Land Use & Zoning, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in South Carolina since: 1998

Education: University of South Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2010, 2012, 2021 - 2024

Lesemann & Associates LLC

418 King Street
Suite 301
Charleston, SC 29403 Visit website


Ellis R. Lesemann is an attorney at Lesemann & Associates LLC, which has its offices in Charleston, South Carolina. He concentrates his practice on civil litigation, business disputes, contracts and agreements, employment and labor law, intellectual property and personal injury matters, including wrongful death. 

With over 23 years of legal experience, Mr. Lesemann serves as a zealous advocate and a tenacious litigator for his clients. He is accessible and responsive, and keeps his clients informed of the process from the beginning to the end. Handling all his cases in the most efficient manner, he provides customized strategies for each client’s unique case. 

Mr. Lesemann obtained his bachelor’s degree in history and German from the University of South Carolina’s Honors College, having studied at the University of Michigan’s Honors Program for two years. In addition, he completed a Sprachenschule Program for three months in Lichtenfels, Germany.

At the University of South Carolina School of Law, Mr. Lesemann earned his Juris Doctor, while also studying international business studies through a joint degree program at the same university. He is licensed to practice in South Carolina and before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

While in law school, Mr. Lesemann graduated with Order of the Barristers honors and won the Woodrow Lewis Advocacy Competition, the SCTLA Trial Competition and the ABA’s Appellate Advocacy Competition for the southeastern region. He is a frequent speaker at many prominent legal associations about business and the law and has written and published his work in legal journals. 

With an “Excellent” rating on Avvo, Mr. Lesemann has also been endorsed by many of his peers and received several testimonials from his satisfied clients. He has received the highest rating – the AV Preeminent* peer-review rating – through Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been included in the list of Best Lawyers in the area of labor and employment litigation by The Best Lawyers in America.  

*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, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

  • 40% Business Litigation
  • 30% Land Use/Zoning
  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1998, South Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://lalawsc.com/ellis-r-lesemann/

Educational Background:
  • Honors College at the University of South Carolina
  • Sprachenschule Program in Lichtenfels, Germany
  • Honors Program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • South Carolina, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 1998
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $4,000,000.00 - settlement of automobile products liability claim, 2021
  • $1,800,000.00 - settlement of claims relating to defective bricks, 2020
  • $1,496,000.00 - settlement of inverse condemnation claim against local aviation authority, 2019
  • $2,700,000.00 - settlement of personal injury claim, 2017
  • $552,104.57 - international arbitration award (UK), 2023
  • $2,600,000.00 - settlement of property rights dispute with municipality, 2018
  • $17,250,000.00 - wrongful death settlement , 2017

Office location for Ellis R. Lesemann

418 King Street
Suite 301
Charleston, SC 29403

Phone: 843-724-5155


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2010, 2012, 2021 - 2024

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