Ms. Alice F. Paylor

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  • Liberty Center, 151 Meeting Street, Suite 400, P.O. Box 893, Charleston, SC 29401
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In May 2013, Alice Paylor became the fourth female president of the South Carolina Bar and the third member of her firm to hold the position. She continues to serve her profession as a member of the National Conference of Bar Presidents and as a South Carolina State Delegate to the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates.

Alice’s practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation, employment litigation, school law and zoning law. Her commercial litigation practice includes representation of all types of business entities in contract disputes, business torts, lender-borrower litigation, and more. She represented The Beach Company in a major planning and zoning appeal, in which she successfully challenged the City of Charleston’s Board of Architectural Review’s attempts to “rezone” the Sergeant Jasper site in Charleston and to prevent its redevelopment.

In her employment law practice Alice represents both employers and employees in various employment matters including FLSA, discrimination, non compete, and wrongful termination. Alice also has significant experience working with school districts, private schools and charter schools. She represented the Charleston County School District in a major school desegregation case that deemed the district a unitary school district.

She joined Rosen Hagood as an associate in 1982, was made a partner/shareholder five years later and served as the firm’s managing shareholder from 2003 to 2008. She remains a member of its Management Committee.

Alice received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law. She served for the next several years as Deputy Corporation Counsel for the City of Charleston, helping to navigate complex litigation in which the City was involved.

Areas of Practice (27)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Education Law
  • Probate Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Affirmative Action
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Employer Liability
  • Employment at Will
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Employment Class Actions
  • Employment Defense
  • Employment Disability Discrimination
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Rights
  • Employment Termination
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Executive Severance Contracts
  • Labor Law
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Wrongful Termination Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
843-266-8105  Phone
843-266-2223  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 893, Charleston, SC 29402
University Attended:
University of North Carolina, A.B., 1974
Law School Attended:
University of South Carolina, J.D., 1977
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court; 1977, South Carolina
South Carolina Bar (Senior Lawyers Division, Executive Committee; President, 2013 – 2014; Board of Governors, 2005 – 2015; House of Delegates, 2000 – Present, Chair, 2008-2010); American Bar Association (National Caucus of State Bar Associations, President-elect; National Conference of Bar Presidents, Member of Executive Council, 2014-2017; Commission on Women in the Profession, 2014-2015; State Bar Delegate to House of Delegates, 2016-present); South Carolina Bar Foundation Board of Directors, 2013-2014; South Carolina Women Lawyers Association (President, 2006); Charleston County Bar Association; American Board of Trial Advocates; International Society of Primerus Law Firms (Executive Committee, Primerus Defense Institute)
Birth Information:
Charlotte, North Carolina, January 14, 1953
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