Jeff Tibbals understands that service truly defines a professional. Jeff's legal practice reflects service in several manifestations. First and foremost, Jeff serves his clients, by rendering strategic advice on the resolution of disputes, most often relating to real property. His success in litigation derives from his willingness to listen and ability to understand his clients' objectives and goals, his analytical approach to problems, and his strong work ethic.
Jeff's clients include a national homebuilding company, regional and national financial institutions, publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trusts, outdoor advertising and telecommunications tower companies, and the world's largest property restoration company.
Jeff also serves the legal profession, in a national leadership position with the American Bar Association. As a Co-Chair of the Real Estate Litigation and Condemnation Committee for the Section of Litigation, Jeff volunteers his time and effort for the benefit a group of more than one thousand attorneys from coast to coast who focus on real property disputes and eminent domain. Through his ABA position, Jeff also stays current on the latest trends in litigation and dispute resolution.
As Chair of Nexsen Pruet's Pro Bono Committee, Jeff serves both his firm and those who need legal assistance but lack the means to pay. Jeff also serves his community through an appointed position with Charleston County, and volunteer work for a number of local non-profit organizations over the years.
•The Charleston Regional Business Journal's Forty Under 40 List (2009)
•Leadership Charleston (2006-2007)
•Extern, Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana (1998)
•Listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star in Business Litigation (2012, 2013)
•Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent, Peer Review Rated
Speaking & Writing
•Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Recognized By Peers; Twenty-Eight Named to 2013 Super Lawyers List for South Carolina
April 30, 2013
•Jeff Tibbals Appointed Co-Chair of the ABA's Real Estate Litigation & Condemnation Committee
October 7, 2013
• Third-Party Documents Admissible as Business Records
December 3, 2013
• Pro bono work always in demand
May 7, 2015
•(CLE) Attorneys' Guide to Local Government Law
June 5, 2015
Author, “Interview with Scott Vogt, Senior Claims Counsel at Fidelity”, Real Estate Litigation, Summer 2012, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p7, June 2012
Lecturer, Landlord-Tenant Mediation/Dispute Resolution, Landlord-Tenant Law, Sterling Education Services, Inc., 2011
Lecturer, Eviction and the Judicial Process, Lecturer, Commercial Landlord Tenant Law, Sterling Education Services, Inc., 2010
Lecturer, Eviction and Judicial Process and Ethical Considerations in Landlord-Tenant Law at Commercial Landlord-Tenant Law CLE, 2009
Co-Author, Analysis & Perspective, New Initiatives to Encourage Disclosure of Environmental Costs and Liabilities, (34 Env't Reporter 217, 01/24/03) (BNA).
Outside Nexsen Pruet
Though he will never be mistaken for Pete Sampras--or the local club pro, for that matter--Jeff enjoys tennis as a fun way to get some outdoor exercise and engage in some friendly competition.
Jeff also cherishes time with his family, including his three young children. Whether it's surfing with his nine-year old daughter, coaching t-ball for his six-year old son, or reading to his two-year old daughter, it's a fleeting privilege.
Jeff has traveled extensively in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan and Hawaii and plans to resume his adventures once his children have grown older.