James “Jim” E. Brogdon, Jr.

Accident Lawyers in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Kingstree and Marion, South Carolina

Jim works in Whetstone Perkins and Fulda’s Marion office with his son, James.  He spent most of his legal career in Marion, SC.  After graduating from law school in 1977 Jim began his career with William H. Seals in a general practice which included personal injury and workers compensation matters. During those years he served on Marion City Council and as Marion County attorney. In 1996 he was elected as a Circuit Court Judge and served until 2005 when he became General Counsel at Santee Cooper, retiring in 2014. He returned to Santee Cooper as Interim President and CEO in 2017 and served in that role until 2019.  Jim is now practicing complex injury and business litigation with Whetstone Perkins & Fulda.


Bar Admissions:

  • South Carolina, 1977
  • U.S. District Court 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (4th Circuit), 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (Federal Circuit), 2013      


  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics (cum laude); Wofford College, 1974
  • Juris Doctor Degree; University of South Carolina School of Law, 1977
  • National Judicial College, Trial Judge Training, 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Florence County Bar Association

Skills and Affiliations

  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator for South Carolina
  • Board of Trustees, SCETV Endowment
  • U Of SC Law Alumni Council
  • Board of Directors, (Past Chairman), Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina
  • First Presbyterian Church Moncks Corner, S.C.
  • Captain, U.S. Army Reserves Honorably Discharged 1988

Professional Experience

  • General Law Practice, Marion, SC, 1977-1996
  • Circuit Court Judge 1996 –2005
  • Santee Cooper General Counsel and Executive Vice President 2005-2014
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP 2014 – 2016
  • Santee Cooper Interim President and CEO 2017 - 2019