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Ralph C. McCullough II

Ralph C. McCullough II

Columbia, South Carolina

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Ralph C. McCullough, II graduated from Tulane University Law School in 1965. He is a member of the Louisiana and South Carolina Bars. Mr. McCullough is presently the Managing Director and a Professor of Law at the Charleston School of Law. He is also a Distinguished Professor of Emeritus at the University of South Carolina School of Law where he served as a faculty member from 1968 to 2002. He acted as Assistant Dean from 1970 to 1975 and held the American College of Trial Lawyers Chair for Advocacy. He also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law and Medicine for the University of South Carolina Medical School and as Adjunct Professor of Pathology for the Medical University of South Carolina. He has served as a member of the United States Panel Trustees since 1975. He has served as a Chapter 11 Trustee in numerous complex cases. He is currently serving as Plan Trustee in HomeGold, Inc./HomeGold Financial/Carolina Investors, Inc. His practice other than in the bankruptcy area has focused in tort areas, particularly in the areas of professional negligence, construction law and product liability.

Areas of Practice:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Litigation
  • Tort
  • Construction Law

Bar Admissions:

  • South Carolina, 1974
  • Louisiana, 1965
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1974


  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1965
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: Order of the Coif; President, South Carolina Chapter, 1982-1984,
    • Honors: Order of Wig and Robe
    • Law Review: Tulane Law Review, Member, Board of Editors, 1964 - 1965
  • Erskine College, Due West, South Carolina, 1968
    • Bachelor of Arts

Published Works:

  • Green v. American Tobacco Co., 8 Tulane Law Review 194
  • The Louisiana Law of Lease, 39 Tulane Law Review, 798
  • A Law School Specialization Proposal, American Bar Association Journal, August, 1970
  • Co-Author, New Directions in Legal Education (a monograph), University of South Carolina Press, 1970
  • Co-Author, State Law School Curriculum--The Future, 23 Journal of Legal Education 528, 1971

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Assistant Professor of Law, University of South Carolina School of Law, 1968 - 1971
  • Lecturer, Hall Psychiatric Institute, Columbia, South Carolina, 1970 - 1974
  • Lecturer, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, 1970 - 1984
  • Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Pathology, Medical University of South Carolina, 1984 - 1995
  • University of South Carolina Medical School and School of Public Health, Columbia, South Carolina, Adjunct Professor of Law and Medicine, 1977 - 1982
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Associate Professor of Law and Assistant Dean, September, 1971 - 1975
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Professor of Law, 1974 - Present

Honors and Awards:

  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards, Sales, Insurance, Labor Law
  • Life Member American Law Institute
  • Biography in Marquis Who's Who in America, 1980 - Present
  • Who's Who in the South, 1981
  • Appointed American College of Trial Lawyers Chair Professor of Advocacy, 1982
  • Who's Who in the World, 1984 - Present
  • Who's Who in American Law, 1987 - Present
  • Received Award as an Outstanding Young Man, 1969
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, Inc.
  • Member, Erskine College Board of Advisors

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Louisiana Bar Association
    • Member
  • South Carolina Bar
    • Member
  • American Bar Association
    • Member
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
    • Member
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
    • Member
  • PAD Legal Fraternity
    • Member
  • University of South Carolina Law, 1969 - 1972
    • Secretary to the Faculty
  • University of South Carolina Law School, 1970 - 1975
    • Assistant Dean
  • South Carolina Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Program, 1970 - 1977
    • Executive Director

Past Employment Positions:

  • Baldwin, Haspel, Maloney, Rainold and Meyers, Attorneys, New Orleans, Louisiana, Associate, 1965 - 1968

**Any results the law firm may have achieved in past cases does not imply or indicate that similar results may be had in your case. Outcome of litigation is dependent on many factual and legal circumstances that may differ in your particular case.

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