Edward Rawl practices in the Columbia office.
His practice includes litigating employment related disputes involving wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, OSHA, the Surface Transportation Assistance Act, as well as other types of employment based claims.
In addition, Edward represents developers and property managers of conventional and government-financed and assisted multifamily housing projects in the defense of fair housing and public accommodation claims.
He counsels employers, property management companies, and owners on all aspects of employment and fair housing laws and the development of preventive policies and procedures to avoid employment and fair housing claims.
Edward handles litigation in both federal and state courts and claims pending with state and federal agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the U.S. Department of Labor. He has appeared before state and federal tribunals in South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Ohio, and Kansas. He has also appeared before the appellate courts in South Carolina.
Edward is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, was selected as one of the Midlands' Legal Elite by Greater Columbia Business Journal Monthly Magazine in 2011, 2013 and 2014, and was selected for inclusion in South Carolina Super Lawyers - Rising Stars in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Edward was the recipient of the 2011-2012 and 2013-2014 South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division President's Medal, which recognizes young lawyers who have gone above and beyond in their dedication and service to the Young Lawyers Division. Ed was selected as Star of the Quarter for 2014 by the South Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.
He was recently appointed by ABA Presidents Laurel Bellows and William Hubbard to serve on the twenty member ABA Gender Equity Task Force, which addresses the continuing gender equity issues that exist in the legal profession and in society at large. He also serves on the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession: Resolution and Legislative Affairs Committee. Edward serves on the Advisory Board of Fisher & Phillips' Women's Initiative and Leadership Council (WILC). Edward also was recently appointed Member Service Project Coordinator for the ABA's Young Lawyers Division.
Edward served as the Vice Director of the ABA Young Lawyers Division's Membership Board, and was recently appointed as the 2014-2015 Member Service Project Coordinator, placing him on the ABA YLD Senior Leadership Team, Cabinet and Member of the ABA YLD Council. He is Co-Chair of the SC Bar's Professional Development Committee, Co-Chair of the Community Law Week Project, Secretary of the Employment and Labor Law Section, and member of the SC Bar Convention and Judicial Qualifications Committees. Edward previously served as the ABA YLD District 10 Representative for South Carolina and U.S. Virgin Islands, also serving on its five member Finance Board.
South Carolina Super Lawyers, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Rising Stars
Greater Columbia Business Monthly, Midlands Legal Elite - Labor and Employment Law
South Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, President's Medal (2012)
EEOC Will Use Criminal Record Guidance on Title VII Claims
April 25, 2014
Stonewalling: Uncivil Civil Wars in Discovery - ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law - Naples, Florida - March 27, 2015
Domestic Violence under the Fair Housing Act and Violence Against Women Act - Southeastern Affordable Housing Management Association - Columbia, SC - March 19, 2015
Employment Law Red Flags - Georgia Association of Health Underwriters - Augusta, GA - March 10, 2015
Privacy Expectations in the CyberAge: Protected? or Party On! - ABA Fellows Debate - Houston, Texas - February 7, 2015
Family & Medical Leave Act Overview - University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business Columbia, SC - November 5, 2014
Employment Law Update - Pee Dee SHRM - Florence, SC - August 19, 2014
Negotiations to Dismissal - The Art of Settlement - S.C. Bar CLE - Columbia, SC - May 16, 2014
EEOC Will Use Criminal Record Guidance on Title VII Claims - April 25, 2014
Employment Law Update - S.C. Department of Transportation, Disadvantaged Business Entity Seminar - Columbia, SC - February 11, 2014
Family & Medical Leave Act Overview - University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business Columbia, SC - November 4, 2013
Employment Law Red Flags - Southeastern Affordable Housing Management Association (SAHMA) - Charlotte, NC - August 13, 2013
What's Next in Preparing for Healthcare Reform? -Palmetto Paralegals Association - Columbia, SC - July 18, 2013
What's Next in Preparing for Healthcare Reform? - South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association - Greenville, SC - November 13, 2012
Family & Medical Leave Act Overview - University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business - Columbia, SC - November 12, 2012
What's Next in Preparing for Healthcare Reform? -The National Association for the Sewn Products Industry (SEAMS) - Myrtle Beach, SC - October 12, 2012
Employment Law Update - S.C. Department of Transportation, Disadvantaged Business Entity Seminar - Columbia, SC - September 6, 2012
The Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act Decision: Key Perspectives for Health Care, Employment, Insurance and Medicaid - S.C. Bar CLE - Columbia, SC - August 6, 2012
Urban Land Institute- Midlands Reality Check Business Development Event 2013 - Participant
Special Olympics South Carolina - Volunteer
City Center Partnership Long Range Planning Committee - Member
American Red Cross, Heroes Committee - Past Member
Leadership Columbia - Class of 2010