Of Counsel

E bdurant@sowellgray.com

P (803) 231-7832
F (803) 231-7882
Bess DuRant is a litigator engaged in complex business disputes on both the trial and appellate level. Her practice includes corporate governance issues, shareholder disputes, derivative actions, along with other business torts and contractual disputes. Additionally, Bess focuses on Constitutional issues, Freedom of Information Act matters, and election disputes.
  • South Carolina Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2009)
    • South Carolina Law Review, Associate Student Works Editor
    • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A. in politics with special attainment in commerce, cum laude (2002)
  • American Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • South Carolina Federal Bar Association
  • 20 Years Strong Service Project:  Helping veterans with their legal needs
  • Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
  • i-Civics Community Member
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
  • State of South Carolina Office of the Attorney General
    • Special Prosecutor
  • United Way of the Midlands, Young Leaders Society
  • Washington & Lee University, Palmetto Chapter Alumni Association
    • President