Steve Farrar has spent his career counseling clients in extraordinarily complex situations and, in those situations when trial is the best course, aggressively protecting those clients in court. His role as a trusted adviser and creative problem solver for a variety of businesses, business leaders and professionals has made him the lawyer people seek when they need advice or help on serious matters.
He is an experienced trial lawyer who also brings the business sensibility of having worked as a Certified Public Accountant to bear in each of his cases. Steve's experience with various complex issues is reflected in only a sample of those matters he has tried: corporate dissolutions, charges of securities fraud and improper corporate activity, defending accountants and lawyers in malpractice actions, construction defect cases for owners, developers and contractors, and defending automobile manufacturers from massive product liability exposure. Steve is also a member of the firm’s cybersecurity and data breach group, which assists clients with the management and protection of sensitive business and personal information.
Prior to attending law school, Steve worked as a Certified Public Accountant for a multinational accounting firm. Steve is also a certified civil mediator by the South Carolina Bar Association.
Steve is highly respected by his peers. He is presently serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel. The FDCC is an international legal organization founded to further the principles of knowledge, justice and fellowship and membership is limited to select attorneys who have displayed achievement in their field and leadership in the practice of law. Additionally, Steve was named to the "Top 10" list of 2014 South Carolina Super Lawyers®. This list represents the ten lawyers in South Carolina who received the highest recognition in the 2014 South Carolina Super Lawyers nomination, research, and blue ribbon review process.
Steve also serves as the firm's Assistant General Counsel and Risk Manager.