Reginald P. Corley

Top rated Creditor Debtor Rights attorney in Columbia, South Carolina

Scott & Corley, PA
Reginald P. Corley
Scott & Corley, PA

Practice Areas: Creditor Debtor Rights, Real Estate, Banking

Licensed in South Carolina since: 2001

Education: University of South Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015

Scott & Corley, PA

2712 Middleburg Dr, Ste 200
Columbia, SC 29204 Visit website


At Scott & Corley, PA, Reginald P. Corley represents clients in South Carolina. His practice focuses on representation of mortgage lenders and services, the default mortgage industry, private mortgage insurers, government agencies, title insurance companies, bankruptcy, government-sponsored enterprises in mortgage foreclosure, creditors’ rights litigation, and property clearance matters. He was named to Best Lawyers in America from 2018-2021. Columbia Business Monthly also identified him as one of the Legal Elite of the Midlands, and for his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.  Mr. Corley is also a 2018 recipient of the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law award and is a Riley Diversity Leadership Fellow within the diversity leadership program at Furman University.  

Mr. Corley is a former president and current member of the Lexington County Bar Association and its Advisory Council and Master-in-Equity Bench/Bar Committee. As a member of the South Carolina Bar, he has served on the Practice and Procedure Committee, the House of Delegates, and in the Consumer Law Section and the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee. He is also a member of the Palmetto Land Title Association, the Mortgage Bankers Association of the Carolinas, the USFN, the ALFN, and the Richland County Bar Association.

After graduating from Furman University with a Bachelor of Arts, he earned a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina. Mr. Corley is admitted to practice in the State of South Carolina and before the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

He also volunteers time with the Lexington United Methodist Church, Senior Resources and the American Mock Trial Association’s Regional Tournaments.

*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

Creditor Debtor Rights: Business, Real Estate: Business, Banking
  • 70% Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
  • 20% Real Estate: Business
  • 10% Banking

First Admitted: 2001, South Carolina

Professional Webpage:

  • Legal Elite of The Midlands, Columbia Business Monthly, 2014-2016
  • Emerging Legal Leader Award, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, 2011
  • Leadership Lexington (Class of 2011)
  • Leadership Columbia (Class of 2008)
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2017
  • SuperLawyers Rising Star, South Carolina, 2012-2015
  • Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Initiative, 10th Class, 2017
  • Legal Elite of The Midlands, Columbia Business Monthly, 2011-2012
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012-2014); South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Emerging Legal Leader Award (2011); Greater Columbia Business Monthly Legal Elite of the Midlands (2011, 2012); Leadership Columbia (Class of 2008); Leadership Lexington (Class of 2011)
  • Honoree, South Carolina Leadership in Law, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, 2018
  • AV Preeminent, Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2018-2019
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State of South Carolina
  • United States District Court
  • Palmetto Land Title Association
  • Mortgage Bankers of the Carolinas (MBAC)
  • USFN, National Attorney Network
  • Member of South Carolina Bar and Member of its House of Delegates (2010-Current) and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee (2014-2015); Member and President (2009) of Lexington County Bar Association and Member of its Advisory Council; Member of Lexington County Master-in-Equity Bench and Bar Committee; Member of Richland County Bar Association; Member of American Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Lexington County Bar Association, President, 2009, Advisory Council (Master in Equity Liaison), Master in Equity Bench/Bar Committee, Member
  • South Carolina Bar, House of Delegates, 2010-2015, Practice and Procedure Committee, 2016-Current, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 2014-2017, Consumer Law Section
Educational Background:
  • B.A., Furman University
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • “Taking the Green Pill and Navigating the Matrix – The South Carolina Supreme Court’s Holding in Matrix vs. Frazer” Legal League Quarterly, Fall 2011
  • “Foreclosure and Collection: How to Help Consumers Save Their Home and Property,” South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center, 2004
  • “Consumer Foreclosure Training: How to Help Consumers Save Their Homes,” South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center, 2006
  • “Stewart Title’s Annual Title Insurance Professionals Seminar,” TIPS, 2006
  • “Foreclosure, Repossession, and Bankruptcy in South Carolina,” Lorman Education Services, 2006
  • “Foreclosure and Bankruptcy in South Carolina,” Lorman Education Services, 2007 & 2008
  • Co-author, "Master of His Domain: The Equity Court Yesterday and Today," South Carolina Lawyer (March 2009); Speaker, "Foreclosure and Bankruptcy in South Carolina," Lorman Education Services, 2007 & 2008; Speaker, "Foreclosure, Repossession, and Bankruptcy in South Carolina," Lorman Education Services, 2006; Speaker, "Stewart Title's Annual Title Insurance Professionals Seminar," TIPS, 2006; Speaker, "Consumer Foreclosure Training: How to Help Consumers Save Their Homes," South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center, 2006; Speaker, "Foreclosure and Collection: How to Help Consumers Save Their Home and Property," South Carolina Appleseed Legal and Justice Center, 2004  
  • “Enter the Administrative Order Matrix: Roundtables are Actually Rectangular”, Consumer Law Section, South Carolina Bar Convention, 2012
  • “Don’t Call A Lawyer: South Carolina Supreme Court rules attorneys not needed for loan modifications” Interview on – August 7, 2013
  • “Stewart Title’s Annual Title Insurance Professionals Seminar – What a CFPB Audit May Entail,” TIPS, 2014
  • “Case Law, Regulatory, and Industry Update” – 2015 South Carolina Annual Judicial Conference – Master in Equity breakout session – August 20, 2015
  • “Foreclosure Update” – Lexington County Bar Association, Real Estate and Probate Seminar – September 15, 2015
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • American Mock Trial Association’s Regional Tournaments, Attorney Judge
  • Lexington United Methodist Church, Past Chair, Staff Parish Relations Committee, Past Chair, Safe Sanctuary Committee
  • Past Member – Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra & Palmetto Concert Band, Member/Percussionist
  • Board Member for Senior Resources, Inc.; Member/Percussionist of Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra; Member/Percussionist of Palmetto Concert Band; Volunteer for Meals on Wheels; Judge for American Mock Trial Association's Regional Tournaments
  • Furman University Alumni Board of Directors, Alumni Association Board
Industry Groups:
  • American Legal And Financial Network (ALFN)
  • Mortgage Bankers Association Of The Carolinas
  • Mortgage Bankers Of America
  • United States Foreclosure Network (USFN)

Office location for Reginald P. Corley

2712 Middleburg Dr, Ste 200
Columbia, SC 29204

Phone: 803-999-5344


5 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015

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