(803) 256-2233 (803) 256-9177
1515 Lady Street

Columbia, SC 29201


Sweeny, Wingate & Barrow, P.A. is a litigation and consulting law firm serving the needs of individuals, businesses and insurance companies throughout South Carolina. We are committed to a philosophy of excellence, integrity, and service. From our office in Columbia and Hartsville, we serve clients throughout South Carolina, the Southeast, and across the nation.

Cooperation, selflessness, and diligence are essential to providing high-quality service to every client. At Sweeny, Wingate and Barrow, we are committed to providing excellent representation to our clients in helping achieve their legal goals. Our relationships with our clients are honest, open, and fair.

Our practice covers many legal issues in two distinct areas. As a business and tort litigation defense firm, we provide defense representation to corporations and individuals in trucking litigation, construction defect litigation, product liability cases, medical malpractice cases, and insurance coverage matters, including opinion letters and defense of accident claims, professional liability, construction defect, and product liability defense.

The other section of our practice includes the transactions and litigation situations that arise in connection with business planning, estate planning, probate administration, and probate litigation. We handle contract drafting, incorporations, startups, wills, trusts, probate matters, and countless other business needs for our clients.


  • Appellate Law
  • Aviation
  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate, Transactional/M&A
  • Environmental & Toxic/Mass Tort
  • Estate, Trust, Wills and Financial Planning
  • Healthcare Management
  • Insurance/Bad Faith
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Nursing Home/Assisted Living
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Religious Institutions
  • Retail
  • Tax
  • Transportation
  • Trust and Estates


  • Ace Hardware Corporation
  • AXA Global Risks
  • Baldwin & Lyons, Inc.
  • Bank of America NA
  • Bi-Lo
  • Burlington Insurance Co.
  • Cardinal Freight Carriers
  • Carrier Corp.
  • Chuck E Cheese's
  • Cincinnati Insurance Co.
  • CNA Insurance Co.
  • Colony Specialty Insurance Company
  • Cottingham & Butler
  • Estes Express Lines
  • FedEx Express
  • FFE Transportation
  • Great West Casualty
  • Harco Insurance Co.
  • Heartland Express
  • HMA (Hospitals)
  • Hooters
  • Hub Group Trucking
  • Joint Underwriting Assn. (JUA)
  • KLLM Transport Services, LLC
  • Knight Transportation, Inc.
  • Landstar
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Louisville Ladder Group, LLC
  • Maxim HealthCare Services, inc.
  • McDonald’s
  • Montgomery-Kone
  • North American Risk Management
  • NTA, Inc.
  • Otis Elevator Co.
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Premier Claims Management
  • Premier Transportation
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Progressive Insurance Co.
  • Red Robin
  • Republic Claims (U-Haul)
  • Risk Enterprise Management Limited
  • Sedgwick Claims Management
  • Sentry Insurance Company Manufacturing: Black & Decker
  • Southeastern Freight Lines
  • Southern Door Controls, Inc.
  • Sunoco, Inc
  • Swift Transportation
  • Target
  • Terex Co.
  • TGI Friday
  • The Doctor’s Company
  • The GAP
  • The Marsh Group
  • Thyssen-Krupp USA
  • U.S. Xpress, Inc.
  • United Technologies Medical Malpractice: Caronia Insurance Co.
  • Vanliner
  • Werner Enterprises
  • Western Express,Inc.
  • YRC Worldwide
  • Zurich Insurance Co.


  • Hartsville, SC