Matthew R. Sanford



Matthew R. Sanford is a litigation attorney practicing in the firm’s Charleston, South Carolina office. His practice is focused on all aspects of civil litigation at both the state and federal level. Matthew handles matters dealing with Business and Commercial litigation, Design and Construction, Commercial Transportation (Trucking) and Torts and Personal Injury.

Matthew received his undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston and he received his juris doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. During law school, Matthew was a clerk with the United States Attorney’s Office where he gained experience assisting with pre-trial, post-trial, and appellate matters on behalf of the Government. Matthew also had the chance to work with an attorney on a pro bono federal excessive force lawsuit, assisting with discovery review and mediation preparation.

Matthew’s private practice experience includes all aspects of workers’ compensation and personal injury matters as well as  handling a Social Security disability hearing shortly after being sworn into the bar.

Matthew’s legal career also encompasses experience in criminal matters, primarily focused on narcotics and violent crime. He has extensive litigation experience in misdemeanor and felony cases, including multiple trials to verdict.   He enjoyed working professionally and collegially with the various stakeholders in the criminal justice system.

Matthew is a firm believer in the importance of civility, professionalism and teamwork to further clients’ goals.


College of Charleston

B.A., Political Science, cum laude (2013)

University of South Carolina School of Law

J.D. (2016)

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina

Associations & Professional Memberships

  • Berkeley County Bar
  • Charleston County Bar

Honors & Awards

  • James Petigru Public Interest Fellowship
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
    • ABA Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal, Production Editor
    • CALI Award, Legal & Equitable Remedies
    • CALI Award, Topics in Insurance Law

Community Involvement

  • Carolina Clerks Pro Bono Project (2015 – 2016)
  • College of Charleston, Political Science Department, Mentor (2015 – Present)

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