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.
In 2016 Jake 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.
Jake is a graduate of the 2012 South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy, and currently serves on the Publication Committee for the South Carolina Bar. He is the Co-chair of the CLE Committee for the Charleston County Bar Association. He also serves on the Young Ambassador’s Council for the First Tee of Greater Charleston.
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.
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.
Certified Circuit Court Mediator
Peer Review Rated – AV (Preeminent) in Martindale Hubbell
Legal Elite 2020, Business Litigation, Charleston Business Magazine
Legal Elite 2020, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights, Charleston Business Magazine
Legal Elite 2018, Bankruptcy Law, Columbia Business Monthly
Chair, Charleston County Bar Association CLE Committee
Representative to the House of Delegates for the SC Bar for the 9th Circuit
Member, Richland County Bar Association
Member, Berkeley County Bar Association
Member, Charleston County Bar Association
Member, SC Bar Leadership Academy Alumni Council
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
Secretary, Byron Place Homeowners’ Association
Member, French Huguenot Church of Charleston
Young Ambassador’s Council, First Tee of Charleston
So You Have a Judgment, Now What? 2nd Edition; South Carolina Bar Publication, 2018