|Full name||Karl A. Folkens|
|Corporation||Folkens Law Firm, P.A.|
|Address 1||PO Box 6139|
|Address 2||601 W. Evans Street|
|Formal Qualifications & Memberships|
Karl received his Juris Doctor degree in law from the University of South Carolina in 1980. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Winthrop University in 1978, graduating summa cum laude with honors.
Karl is Past President of the South Carolina Bar Foundation (having previously served as Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer), Past Chair of the SC Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, and a former member of the South Carolina Bar House of Delegates and the Supreme Court's Joint Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution. He was the Municipal Court Judge for the Town of Timmonsville and President of the Florence County Bar. He has also been appointed by the South Carolina Supreme Court to be an Attorney to Protect Clients' Interests and currently serves as Attorney to Assist Disciplinary Counsel.
He is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution and served on its South Carolina Chapter Organizing Committee, and its founding Board of Directors. He was Vice Chair and board member of the South Carolina Council for Conflict Resolution.
A certified civil court mediator and arbitrator in state and federal courts, and a certified family court mediator, Karl maintains an active ADR practice, having mediated over 4,200 cases and arbitrated over 330 cases.
Karl has presented at numerous continuing legal education seminars, the South Carolina Judicial Conference and professional association conventions in the areas of expert witnesses, advanced mediation techniques, effective advocacy in mediation, arbitration certification, starting a mediation practice, exploring new forms of ADR, guardian ad litem certification, applying computer technologies to the practice of law, equitable division of marital and business assets, and legal ethics.
He is currently listed in The Best Lawyers in America and South Carolina Super Lawyers. His Martindale-Hubbell rating is AV Preeminent™, the highest rating for legal rating and ethics.
|ADR Practice & Case Experience|
$400 per hour * Travel rate - $220 per hour plus mileage @ IRS rate * Also available weekends - call for dates * Early morning slots available for telephone mediations and preliminary conferences (even if online calendar shows a date is booked)
|Private calendar purchased|
|Calendar last update time||Aug 22 2019|
|Location options||Folkens' Florence Office, Different Firm's Florence Office, Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Myrtle Beach, Mt. Pleasant, Orangeburg, Rock Hill, Spartanburg, Sumter, Other|
|Notes prompt||Notes or special requests?|
|GoogleMaps accuracy||Custom coordinates|
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