Location: Beaufort, SC
Phone: 843-524-3109
Fax: 843-524-6973

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 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