Ryan C. Holt

  • Undergrad School: B.A. Political Science, University of South Carolina
  • Law School: J.D., University of South Carolina
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Firm: Sweeny Wingate & Barrow, P.A.
1515 Lady Street
Columbia SC 29201
United States

Ryan maintains a general litigation practice with an emphasis on retail claims to include premises liability, negligent security, and dram shop liability. His clients have included well-known grocers, hotels, restaurants and retailers. He also litigates cases in the areas of transportation, product liability, construction defect, and commercial law. Ryan joined the firm after clerking for a judge on the Circuit Court, South Carolina's court of general jurisdiction. During his clerkship, Ryan observed dozens of trials and other matters which provide valuable experience for his practice today. Ryan has tried cases in both state and federal court and has argued before the South Carolina Court of Appeals. He is a past chair of the Future Leaders of USLAW.

USLAW Practice Group Affiliations

  • Business Litigation and Class Actions: Primary
  • Data Privacy and Security: Alternate 1
  • Future USLAW Leaders: Chair
  • Retail and Hospitality Law: Primary

Resources & Articles

Legal Alert | South Carolina Tort Update: Negligent Hiring of Independent Contractors

Legal Alert | South Carolina Tort Update: Negligent Hiring of Independent Contractors

Posted August 10, 2023

ABOUT THIS ALERT The South Carolina Supreme Court recently recognized a cause of action for the negligent hiring of an independent contractor. However, it did not go so far as to make principals vicariously liable for the torts of independent contractors. Tune in to this 2-minute alert to learn more.… Continue Reading

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