Jacob S. Barker

Practicing out of the firm’s Charleston and Columbia offices, Jake 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.

Jake is a graduate of the South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy, and is certified 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. He recently became a member of the J. Bratton Davis Bankruptcy American Inn of Court.

Jake earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of South Carolina, cum laude, and his Juris Doctorate from Washington and Lee University. While in law school, Jake was a George D. Shore Memorial Scholar and a member of the Moot Court Executive Board.

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 by South Carolina Bar as Court Mediator
AV (Preeminent) Peer Review Rated in Martindale Hubbell
Legal Elite, Business Litigation, Charleston Business Magazine
Legal Elite, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights, Charleston Business Magazine
Legal Elite, Bankruptcy Law, Columbia Business Monthly
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Real Estate Law
J. Bratton Davis Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
Graduate, South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy
South Carolina Bar Publications Committee, Member
SC Bankruptcy Law Association, Member
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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843.818.3350 Mobile
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