Building on a Strong Foundation


Firm Overview

More than fifty years ago, Young Clement Rivers, LLP was built on a strong foundation of attorneys providing the highest quality legal services for our clients.  At YCRLAW today, our philosophy and focus remain unchanged.


Firm Overview

More than fifty years ago, Young Clement Rivers, LLP was built on a strong foundation of attorneys providing the highest quality legal services for our clients.  At YCRLAW today, our philosophy and focus remain unchanged.


Administrative & Regulatory Law

Alcohol licensing, aviation law, labor licensing, procurement, and utility regulation are just a handful of the areas of experience. They represent clients before federal, state, and local agencies, regulatory boards, and commissions.

Admiralty & Maritime

Maritime law comes into play in matters involving: ships, barges, tugs, towing, salvage, or transport; ports, docks, wharfs, marinas, or gangways; maritime contracts; collissions, allisions, sinkings; diving commerical or recreational; and personal watercraft and jet skis.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Seasoned mediators and arbitrators with a wealth of experience in: personal injury litigation, commercial transactions, special litigation, complex real estate transactions, and workers compensation.

Banking & Business Litigation

The Banking and Business Litigation Practice Group at Young Clement Rivers, LLP focuses on providing banks and other lending institutions with timely and cost effective dispute resolution.

Business Law

Questions about starting a business in Charleston? The attorneys at YCRLAW live and work in the Charleston area, and the business law group is dedicated to helping small, midsized and large businesses achieve success.

Captive Formations

Assists clients in all aspects of the formation, licensing and governance of South Carolina captive insurers, including: redomestication from offshore jurisdictions, insurance department approvals, insurance securitizations, and more.

Commercial Litigation & Appeals

Represents corporations, businesses, and individuals providing experienced advice and advocacy on appeals in both state and federal courts for the firm’s own clients and many clients referred by other attorneys.

Commercial Transactions & Real Estate

Combining corporate elements of a business practice with knowledge of the tax and labor/employee implications essential to a transaction, this practice has the ability to provide comprehensive services in complex matters.

Community Association Law

The group’s attorneys have a thorough understanding of the Non-Profit Association Act and the Horizontal Property Act governing condominium developments. They assist clients in keeping current on all HOA laws and regulations.


The team has the skill and resources to address all issues associated with the construction industry in South Carolina, with a commitment to seeking early and cost efficient resolution of construction claims.

Educational Institution Liability

The attorneys in YCRLAW’s Educational Institution Liability Practice Group represent public school districts and private schools throughout South Carolina. They regularly defend a variety of matters

Employment & Labor

The multifaceted team counsels clients in the complex issues of the employment process from hiring to termination. By encouraging and facilitating preventive practices, the group assists clients in creating and maintaining effective employment policies and employee handbooks.

Health Care

YCRLAW represents the largest public and private health care providers in Charleston County. The group has extensive knowledge of all local, state and federal health care laws, in addition to practical experience with health care compliance and dispute resolution.

Insurance Coverage

The team provides comprehensive representation to casualty, liability, property, business interruption, pollution, and health insurance companies, policyholders, and individuals in first-and third-party insurance claims.

Primary Casualty

The Primary Casualty Practice Group at Young Clement Rivers, LLP handles everything from auto accidents to premises liability claims. With the group's attorneys experienced in a variety of areas, the team is able to work together to provide the most efficient yet comprehensive service to its clients.

Products Liability

Composed of experienced trial lawyers with extensive skill representing clients in products liability litigation including complex cases, mass torts, and class actions representing: product manufacturers, designers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, and assemblers

Professional Liability

The Professional Liability Practice Group at YCRLAW defends professionals accused in many areas including: negligence, malpractice, miscellaneous errors and omissions exposures, and board Actions

Retail & Hospitality Law

The group defends and advises a wide range of consumer-oriented clients including retailers, hotels, restaurants, and shopping malls. The group aggressively defends claims involving slip and fall, inadequate security, false arrest, trespass, nuisance, sexual assault, and more.

Tax, Estate Planning & Probate

The group’s attorneys are highly experienced in providing individuals and businesses with an extensive range of advice and legal services on complex issues.  They are either a CPA and certified tax specialist or have a Master of Laws in Taxation.

Trucking & Transportaion

For cases routine and catastrophic, YCR’s Trucking and Transportation Practice Group enjoys national recognition for its track record of favorable outcomes in defense of its transportation industry clients in personal injury, property and cargo claims.

Workers' Compensation

The Workers' Compensation Practice Group serves employers, self-insured employers, and insurance carriers throughout the state of South Carolina.  The group’s lawyers and extensive support staff collaborate to provide top quality legal services to clients.

Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation

The Longshore practice group at YCRLAW defends claims arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Act (LHWA), the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act, and the Defense Base Act.

YCRLAW Sponsors CYDC Gala

YCRLAW attorneys Tori Anderson, Stephanie Ramia, and Joanna Stroud attended the Carolina Youth Development Center’s 14th Annual “A Night for the Children Gala” on Thursday, October 12 at the Memminger Auditorium.
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Branham and Burroughs named Legal Elite

YCRLAW partner C. Michael Branham and special counsel Raymond W. Burroughs have been honored by Charleston Business Magazine as part of the Legal Elite for 2017.
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YCRLAW 2017 Firm Update

On behalf of YCRLAW, thank you to all of our clients for putting your trust in us for another year.
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