Joseph D. Spate

Associate  |  Columbia

Meet Joseph

Joseph Spate’s practice focuses on business litigation. He represents clients in matters involving contracts, business torts, consumer lending, personal injury, products liability and construction defects. In addition, he advises automobile dealers on state law compliance.

Prior to joining our firm, Joseph served as a Judicial Clerk to the Hon. Joseph F. Anderson, Jr., U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Education
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., cum laude, 2018
  • Erskine College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2013
Admissions
  • South Carolina, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 2019
Honors and Awards
  • South Carolina Law Review, Fourth Circuit Editor
  • Recipient of the CALI Award: Advanced Legal Writing
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society, Member
  • University of South Carolina School of Law Honor Council, Vice Chair
Professional and Civic Activities
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division
  • South Carolina Bar, 2022 Leadership Academy Graduate
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
Presentations and Publications
  • “To Have and to Hold: Factors to Consider Before Divorcing South Carolina from the Concealed Weapons Permit Requirement,” South Carolina Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 597, 2017
  • Co-Author of “Medical Malpractice: Defending Against Hindsight Bias,” Professional Liability Defense Quarterly, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2017