Jake S. Barker

Practicing primarily out of the firm’s Charleston office, Jake’s practice focuses on all phases and aspects of real estate litigation law, as well as commercial transactions. His experience includes counseling banks and other lending institutions on various commercial lending and collection matters, as well as protecting creditors’ rights in bankruptcy proceedings. He has also represented lenders in matters related to financial fraud, foreclosure defense, curative title matters, and other business transactions. Jake has also represented title insurance underwriters in South Carolina’s state and federal courts in all types of matters.

Jake is a graduate of the 2012 South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy, and in 2016 achieved certification as a circuit court mediator by the South Carolina Bar. He has spoken and given presentations at conferences regarding creditor’s rights in bankruptcy and real estate litigation, most recently at the annual South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association annual conference. He has an AV (Preeminent) Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell, and has been recognized as a “Legal Elite” numerous times by both Charleston Business Magazine and Columbia Business Monthly.

Jake currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Charleston County Bar, and also serves as a Representative to the South Carolina Bar House of Delegates for the 9th Circuit.

Jake earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of South Carolina in 2005, cum laude, and his Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee University in 2008. While in law school, Jake was a George D. Shore Memorial Scholar and a member of the Moot Court Executive Board. Originally focusing his practice on banking and financial services litigation and bankruptcy, Jake previously worked for a large regional law firm before joining Graybill, Lansche & Vinzani.

Bar Admissions

South Carolina Bar
U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina


University of South Carolina, B.A., cum laude
Washington and Lee University, J.D.

Professional/Civic Affiliations

Certified Circuit Court Mediator
AV (Preeminent) Peer Review Rated in Martindale Hubbell
Executive Committee Member, Charleston County Bar Association
Legal Elite, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights and Business Litigation, Charleston Business Magazine
Legal Elite, Bankruptcy Law, Columbia Business Monthly
9th Circuit Representative, South Carolina Bar House of Delegates
Member, SC Bar Publications Committee
Member, SC Bankruptcy Law Association
Associate Member, South Carolina Bankers Association
Class Agent, Washington and Lee University
Board Member, Huguenot Society of South Carolina


So You Have a Judgment, Now What? 2nd Edition; South Carolina Bar Publication, 2018


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