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  • J.D., University of South Carolina, 1967
  • A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1964
  • South Carolina, 1967
78 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29401-1428

W. (Sam) E. Applegate, III

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Sam Applegate serves as counsel practicing in the areas of corporate, commercial real estate, health care and environmental law. Within his areas of focus, he primarily assists commercial real estate developers, corporations and other business entities with their legal and regulatory matters. He is a licensed title agent for Chicago Title Insurance Company and Investors Title Insurance Company. Applegate is listed in Best Lawyers in America and is Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated.

He has numerous ties to the Charleston area and the State of South Carolina. As a part of his distinguished career, he has served as:

  • Member of the House of Representatives and the State Senate of South Carolina
  • Chairman of the Department of Health and Environmental Control for the State of South Carolina
  • Municipal Judge, City of Folly Beach

In addition to his professional duties, he serves as a volunteer in the community for many public and community service organizations, and was awarded South Carolina's highest recognition -- the Order of the Palmetto, honoring his valuable community support. Some of these affiliations include:

  • President, Historic Charleston Foundation Board of Trustees, 1998-present
  • Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community Board of Trustees, 2010-present
  • Member, Rotary Club of Charleston, 1971-present
  • Board Chairman, 1991-1992; Member, 1988-1994, Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Board President, 1995-1996; Board member, 1992-1995, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member, Charleston Regional Development Alliance, 1995
  • Board Member, Franklin C. Fetter Family Health Center, 1984
  • Board Member, Trident United Way, 1996-1999
  • Board Member, USC Law School Alumni Association, 1997-2002
  • Board Member, Voorhees College Board of Trustees, 1992-1999
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Senior Warden; Endowment Fund Trustee, 1980-present

Of Note

  • Best Lawyers in America, Charleston Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year", 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2008-2021
  • Received the Order of the Palmetto, 1988

Professional Affiliations

  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2010-present