Burr & Forman

Robert L. Widener

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  • J.D., University of South Carolina (1983)
  • B.A., Honors: cum laude (Biology & Political Science) rite (History), Interdisciplinary Studies, Amherst College (1979)
  • Phillips Exeter Academy (1975)

South Carolina

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court – South Carolina

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Appellate Practice (2015-2022), Commercial Litigation (2021-2022)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®: "Lawyer of the Year," Appellate Practice Columbia, SC (2021)
  • Order of the Coif, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Order of Wig and Robe, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • National Deans List and Am. Jur. Awards, University of South Carolina School of Law

Partner | Columbia, SC

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Robert Widener works in the Litigation section of the Columbia, SC office.

His practice is limited primarily to state and federal appeals. He also assists in dispositive motion work in significant cases, as well as post-trial motions practice in cases that may be appealed. He joined the Burr Forman McNair Law Firm in 1994 after serving for seven years as a Staff Attorney and Deputy Chief Staff Attorney for the South Carolina Court of Appeals.