Mr. Samuel Bynum Cothran, Jr.

Mr. Samuel Bynum Cothran, Jr.: Attorney with Motley Rice LLC
Attorney Awards


Sam Cothran creatively addresses the many complex ethical challenges inherent in the cutting-edge practice of a dynamic, multi-jurisdictional law firm. As leader of Motley Rice’s legal department, Sam directs and advises the firm’s management on diverse in-house legal matters regarding governmental compliance, contracts and legal defense, as well as labor and employment, marketing, financial and operational issues.

After working for an international accounting firm as a certified public accountant and for several Fortune 1,000 companies as a financial manager, Sam attended law school to complement his background in business management and finance and joined Motley Rice attorneys shortly after graduation.

Recognized as a BV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, Sam is the author of Dischargeability of Consumer Credit Card Debt in Bankruptcy After Anastas v. American Savings Bank, 48 S.C.L. Rev. 915 (1997). As a law student, Sam served as Managing Editor of the South Carolina Law Review. He was named a Carolina Legal Scholar and awarded both the Order of the Coif and Order of the Wig and Robe.

Sam is active in his community, serving on the board of Directors for the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center.

Related Content

Related News

April 28, 2018

Workers’ Memorial Week: A time to reflect, while pushing forward with protections for the worker

March 7, 2018

Motley Rice Co-Founding Member Joe Rice Awarded SCAJ Top Honor

November 6, 2017

Motley Rice ranks on “Best Law Firms” list

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Human Rights

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
843.216.9494  Phone
843.216.9404  Fax
University Attended:
University of South Carolina, B.S., summa cum laude, 1981; Duke University, M.B.A., 1994
Law School Attended:
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1998
Year of First Admission:
1998, SC; U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina and District of South Carolina; 1998, NC


American Bar Association
Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants

Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0
  • High ethical standing icon
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Contact Mr. Samuel Bynum Cothran, Jr.

Required Fields

Required Fields

By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms of Use, Supplemental Terms and Privacy Policy. You also consent to be contacted at the phone number you provided, including by autodials, text messages and/or pre-recorded calls, from Martindale and its affiliates and from or on behalf of attorneys you request or contact through this site. Consent is not a condition of purchase.

You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.