James H. Suddeth III

Shareholder & Management Committee Member  |  Charleston

Meet Jeddie

Jeddie Suddeth helps developer clients with residential, commercial and mixed-use projects, including entity formation, site acquisition, entitlements, financing, sales and leasing. He assists lender clients with commercial real estate transactions and landlord and tenant clients with leasing needs.

As a licensed title insurance agent, he writes title insurance for a number of national title insurance companies.

In addition to his real estate practice, Jeddie represents South Carolina captive insurance companies at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd. He handles the formation and re-domestication of captive insurance companies, as well as their annual regulatory and statutory compliance needs.

Jeddie serves on Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd's Management Committee.


  • •  Represented developer of a large mixed-use (retail and office) redevelopment project in Charleston
  • •  Represented buyers of large plantation tracts in the Charleston area
  • •  Prepared and reviewed office leases for landlords and tenants in Charleston
  • •  Represented financial institutions in large commercial development projects
  • •  Formed property owners associations and prepared covenants and condominium documents for a number of residential projects in and around Charleston
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., magna cum laude, 2000
  • Sewanee, B.S., cum laude, 1996
  • South Carolina, 2000
Honors and Awards
  • Best Lawyers® 2024 Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year" Charleston
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Real Estate Law (2013-2024)
  • Charleston Business Magazine "Legal Elite of the Lowcountry" Commercial Real Estate Law (2018, 2021-2022)
  • SCBIZ Magazine “Real Estate Attorneys Power List” 2022
  • South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law Award 2015
  • University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Foundation “Compleat Lawyer Silver Award” 2012
  • Charleston Regional Business Journal “Forty Under 40” 2009
Professional and Civic Activities
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • South Carolina Aquarium, Board of Directors (2016-2022)
  • South Carolina Captive Insurance Association, Government Advisory Committee (2007-2011)
  • Urban Land Institute, Coastal Regional Executive Committee and Market Impact Council
  • Charleston Lawyers Club, President (2006-2007)
  • Leadership Charleston, Class of 2002
  • Leadership South Carolina, Class of 2008
  • Helping And Lending Outreach Support (HALOS), Board Member (2010-2016)
  • American Heart Association, Charleston Heart Ball Executive Leadership Team 2013
  • Coastal Christian Preparatory School, Board Member (2013-Present)
Presentations and Publications
  • "Commercial Real Estate Transactions: Review of South Carolina Law," SE SIOR Regional Conference, September 11, 2015