Colden R. Battey, Jr.

Location: Beaufort, South Carolina
Phone: 843-524-3109
Fax: 843-524-6973
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Colden R. Battey, Jr., has been a member of the firm since 1963. He has a diverse practice with emphasis on personal injury, large commercial litigation and administrative proceedings. Colden served as Chairman of Beaufort County Council for 8 years and was Chairman of the Board of FirstBank, a federally chartered bank, from its inception in 1986, until it merged with First National Bank in 1999.

He is currently a member of the South Carolina State Ports Authority and is Chairman of the Board of Nemours Wildlife Foundation, a 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and their habitats.

Areas of Practice

  • Tort and Personal Injury
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Administrative Law

Bar Admissions

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • LL.B. magna cum laude - 1963
    • Honors: Wig and Robe
    • Honors: National Moot Court
    • Law Journal: South Carolina Law Quarterly, Editor-in-Chief, 1962 - 1963
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
    • B.S. - 1956

Representative Cases

Representative Clients

  • South Carolina Bank & Trust
  • O.C. Welch Ford Lincoln
  • Paragon Produce

Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • South Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • Beaufort County Bar Association, Member
  • Beaufort County Bar Association, President, 1982
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Nemours Wildlife Foundation, Trustee, 1995 - 2007; Chairman 2007 - Present
  • Beaufort Water Festival, President, 1966
  • United Fund, Chairman
  • Sertoma Club, President

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Navy, Lieutenant, 1956 - 1960