Lionel S. Lofton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Charleston, SC

Lofton & Lofton, P.C.
 | 225 Seven Farms Dr, Ste 109, Charleston, SC 29492
Phone: 843-722-6319
Fax: 843-722-6372
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1971
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

A native of South Carolina, Lionel S. Lofton is an attorney at Charleston-based Lofton & Lofton, P.C. Providing representation to clients throughout the region, he divides his practice between criminal defense matters, and personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Admitted to practice before all South Carolina state courts, Mr. Lofton is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. Held in high regard by his fellow attorneys for his successes in and out of the courtroom, he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 1992, and he has received both an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Mr. Lofton's personal injury and wrongful death cases have stemmed from incidents involving medical malpractice, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, defective products, and workplace accidents. He has been able to obtain numerous sizable settlements and jury awards during his career. In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Lofton focuses on alleged white collar offenses such as bank fraud, securities violations, Ponzi schemes, money laundering, counterfeiting, bribery and embezzlement. He has an excellent track record in obtaining acquittals and negotiating favorable plea agreements with the prosecution.

After attending the University of Georgia for one year, Mr. Lofton transferred to Campbell University, and he obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1967. He subsequently enrolled at the University of South Carolina School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1971. After graduation, Mr. Lofton spent several years as an assistant prosecutor with the United States Attorney's Office for the District of South Carolina before entering private practice.

*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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (40%): Medical Malpractice

Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Personal Injury - General (30%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

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About Lionel Lofton

Admitted: 1971, South Carolina

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyer – Medical Malpractice & Criminal Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America – Personal Injury Litigation and Criminal Defense
  • Recipient of the Order of the Palmetto
  • AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • South Carolina, 1971
  • Chairman of the College Republicans for North Carolina
  • South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association

Educational Background:

  • B.A., Campbell University, 1967
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Office Location for Lionel S. Lofton

225 Seven Farms Dr, Ste 109
Charleston, SC 29492

Phone: 843-722-6319

Fax: 843-722-6372

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Last Updated: 1/15/2019

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