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Biff is an experienced litigator in both trial and appellate venues and has argued multiple cases in the United States Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He was most recently presented the C.C. “Cotton” Harness III Peace Award by the South Carolina Bar in recognition for his leadership in developing alternative dispute resolution in South Carolina. An honoree for the South Carolina Leadership in Law Awards, Biff has been consistently recognized by Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and Chambers USA. He is a Supreme Court of South Carolina Certified Mediator and Arbitrator and has mediated hundreds of cases. He was the 2014-2015 Chairman of the Dispute Resolution Section of the South Carolina Bar.
  • South Carolina Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1976
    • President, Student Bar Association
    • South Carolina Law Review
  • Clemson University, B.A., 1973
  • American Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
    • Former Chair, Dispute Resolution Section
    • Former Member, House of Delegates
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
    • Member, Diversity Law Institute
    • Member, Trial Law Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • Supreme Court of South Carolina Certified Mediator and Arbitrator
  • South Carolina Bar C.C. “Cotton” Harness III Peace Award (2017)
  • South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law Honoree (2016)
  • Best Lawyers in America
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation (2009-2018), Lawyer of the Year (2013)
    • Commercial Litigation (2001-2018)
  • Chambers U.S.A. America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2006-2017)
  • South Carolina “Super Lawyer”
    • General Litigation (2008-2018), Top 25 List (2011)
    • Business Litigation and Top 25 List (2010)
  • Benchmark Litigation Local Litigation Star (2009-2014, 2016)
  • Benchmark Appellate Local Star (2012)
  • Litigation Special Report Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation (2012)

TFS 2017  Best Lawyers - Biff SowellBest Lawyers Lawyer of the Year - Biff Sowell 2013Chambers USA - Biff Sowell  Super Lawyers - Biff Sowell