Randy Lowell serves on the firm's Executive Committee and practices in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. He works with a wide range of clients, including individuals, government entities, and Fortune 500 companies. He works with these clients on matters involving corporate governance and transactions and infrastructure projects and issues. Randy also has wide-ranging experience in administrative and environmental matters, including regulatory compliance, land use, and environmental law.

Additionally, Randy works with a variety of utility companies, including water, wastewater, electric, and gas. He assists rail, port, and highway entities on infrastructure projects and has appeared before all appellate and trial court levels in South Carolina and before numerous federal district and circuit courts. Randy serves as the outside General Counsel for the S.C. Ports Authority and was appointed by the President to serve on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council.

Among other publications, he authored portions of and edited the South Carolina Administrative Law Practice and Procedure treatise, now in its third edition, and co-authored  South Carolina Equity: A Practitioner’s Guide, in its second edition.

Randy is a state certified circuit court arbitrator and has served as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law and the Charleston School of Law. He received his LL.M. in Environmental Law from The George Washington University Law School and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®️, Litigation (Environmental) since 2015, Environmental Law since 2016, Water Law since 2018
    • The Best Lawyers in America®️ “Lawyer of the Year", Litigation - Environmental (2015, 2021)
  • Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent in Martindale-Hubbell
  • FEMA Emergency Management Institute, Professional Development Series, Graduate
  • Completed numerous courses of the National Highway Institute, Federal Highway Administration
  • Harvard Law School, Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Graduate
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Certified Environmental Specialist


Professional & Community

Civic Activities

  • MUSC Children’s Hospital, Advisory Board Member
  • S.C. Humanities Council, Former Board Member, Former Chair, Resources Committee
  • Richland Memorial Hospital (Palmetto Richland), Former Board Member
  • College of Charleston - Former Board Member; Former Chair, Academic Affairs Committee; Former Chair, Budget and Finance Committee 

Professional Activities

  • S.C. Administrative Law Court Rules Committee, Chair
  • National Infrastructure Advisory Council, Former Member
  • S.C. Chamber of Commerce - Former Board Member; Former Chair, Good Government Committee; Former Member, Executive Committee
  • South Carolina Bar Association - CLE Committee, Publications, Former Chair; Section of Environment and Natural Resources, Former Chair
  • American Bar Association - Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Committee on Smart Growth and Urban Policy, Former Chair
  • Randolph C. Shaw Fellow (The George Washington University)
  • Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Fellow (Midlands Class IX)



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