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Contact information
First name Karl Last name Folkens
Full name Karl A. Folkens
Corporation Folkens Law Firm, P.A.
Address 1 PO Box 6139
Address 2 601 W. Evans Street
City Florence
ZIP Code 29502
State South Carolina
Phone (843) 665-0100 Fax (843) 665-0500
Assistant name Nell G. Folkens Assistant email
CC name Karl A. Folkens CC email
Formal Qualifications & Memberships
Judge? Yes
ADR services 1,2,11,7,3,6,4,8,9

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
Additional languages 1
Practice started 1995

$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)

Dispute areas 1,3,4,5,6,7,9,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,95,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,63,65,66,67,68,69,70,71,72,73,74,75,76,77,96,78,79,80,82,83,84,85,86,87,88,89,90,92,93,94
Calendar Settings
Private calendar purchased No
Calendar preference Enabled Calendar display type 5 day
Calendar last update time Aug 22 2019
Whole days Enabled
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?
Requested Date Automatically Held/Booked? Enabled Auto hold type On Hold Ask if all attending counsel agreed on date? Enabled
Notes mandatory? No
Additional attendees No
Map enabled Yes Streetview enabled Yes
Latitude 34.1954994
Longitude -79.8023987
GoogleMaps accuracy Custom coordinates
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Calendar Last Updated Aug 22 2019
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