Members of the Firm
Edward M. (Ed) Royall served as County Council Chairman from 1969-1975. He served on the S.C. Bar Grievance Committee which he chaired in 1975. He also served as President of the University of South Carolina Alumni Association in 1981 and as President of the South Carolina Historical Society in 1999. Through the years he has served as President of the Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Rotary Club and on many Boards such as the Airport Commission, Recreational Commission, Biracial Commission, Carolina Cup, Springdale Hall, YMCA, Grace Church Vestry and Boy, Girl Scout District Committee, York Place Children’s Home and Camden Archives and Museum. Practice areas include Estate Planning, Wills and Probate Administration and Trusts.
Robert J (Bob) Sheheen served the community and State of South Carolina for twenty-four years in the State House of Representatives and was Speaker of the House from 1986 to 1994. He served as President of the Chamber of Commerce, United Way Board and member of the Kiwanis Club of Camden. He received Honorary Degrees from The Citadel and Winthrop University. Practice areas include Estate Planning, Wills and Probate Administration, Trusts and General Litigation.
Moultrie B. Burns, Jr., has served as Chairman of the Historic Camden Commission and the District Heritage Foundation, on the Boards of the Chamber of Commerce, S.C., Episcopal Home at Still Hopes, is a Rotarian, Co-Chairman of the Kershaw County Literacy Association, and Trustee of the University of the South at Sewanee. Practice areas include Real Estate Transactions, Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts.
William B. Cox, Jr., is Managing Partner of the firm. He graduated from the College Of Charleston and the University of South Carolina School of Law. He served as President of the Kiwanis Club of Camden, Chairman of the United Way of Kershaw County, served on the Kershaw County Human Relations Committee, Past President of the Kershaw County Bar Association, Junior Achievement Board, Kershaw County Public Defender Board, Camden Jaycees, Senior Warden of Grace Episcopal Church and member of the Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs. Practice areas include Real Estate Transactions, Probate Administration, Wills, and Estate Planning.
Vincent A. Sheheen graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law, clerked for U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Anderson, was elected to the House of Representatives in 2000 to fill Seat #52 and elected to the South Carolina Senate in 2004. He served as Prosecutor for the City of Camden and is an active Rotarian. Practice areas include Civil Litigation, Worker’s Compensation, Employment Law and Criminal Law.
Stephen R. Smoak is a graduate of Furman University and the University of South Carolina School of Law. He was elected to Kershaw County Council in 2006 and is Past-President of the Kiwanis Club of Camden. Practice areas include Civil Litigation, Domestic Law and Real Estate.
All members of the firm have been active in Kershaw County and S.C. Bar activities and perform Pro Bono work for the South Carolina Bar Association.