The Law Offices of Richard M. Lovelace, Jr., P.A.

Providing Legal Services Since 1974

Attorney Profile

Richard M. Lovelace, Jr.
Mr. Lovelace has been in private practice since 1974.


University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC, J.D. 1974; The Citadel, Charleston, SC, B.A. 1968

Bar Admissions:

  • South Carolina Supreme Court, 1974
  • United States Federal District Court, District of South Carolina, 1975
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1975
  • United States Tax Court, 1975
  • United States Supreme Court, 1977
  • United States Court of Federal Claims, 2003
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2003

Peer Rating

Martindale Hubbell attorney rating - AV and listed in the "Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers"

Professional Affiliations and Highlights

  • Horry County Bar Association (Past President)
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Fellow, South Carolina Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Program, Faculty Member/Lecturer - "Real Estate Development from the Construction Lender’s Perspective."
  • National Business Institute’s Continuing Legal Education Program - Faculty Member/Lecturer
    - "Minimizing Problems: Dealing with Condominium Developments and Homeowners’ Associations in South Carolina."
  • South Carolina Bar Community Lecturer - "Wills, Trusts and Estates"
  • South Carolina Supreme Court Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline (South Carolina Supreme Court Commission on Lawyer Conduct) - 1995 to 2004
  • Certificate of Appreciation and Recognition of Service to the Bench, Bar and the Citizens of South Carolina dated April 3, 2003 from the South Carolina Supreme Court

Expert Witness Testimony:

Qualified in State and Federal Court as Expert Witness. Fact examination and opinion topics include:

  • Examination of Title to Real Estate; Real Estate Closings; Real Estate Easements; Title Insurance; Real Estate Finance and Commercial Real Estate
  • Mr. Lovelace has been a frequent speaker before professional and lay groups including attorneys, bankers, developers, realtors, governmental agencies, and homeowners associations, addressing legal issues that were the subject of their concern.

Community/Civic Involvement:

  • Board of Directors and General Counsel, Conway National Bank - 1984 to 2006 Chairman of Loan Committee; Chairman of Compensation Committee; Member of Governance Committee
  • Board of Trustees, Conway Hospital, Inc. - 1984 to 1994
    Vice Chairman - 1988 to 1990; Chairman, 1990 to 1992
  • Board of Trustees, Coastal Carolina University - 1982 to 1987
    (Formerly Horry County Commission on Higher Education) Chairman-1984 to 1986
  • Coastal Carolina Educational Foundation - 1987 to 2002
  • President, Mercy Hospice Foundation
  • Founding President of Conway High School Educational Foundation Leadership South Carolina

Mr. Lovelace served as a Field Artillery Officer initially assigned to the 82nd Airborne and then served as a Battery Commander in the XVIII Airborne Corps. Subsequently he was assigned to serve in a combat role as a Field Artillery Forward Observer with the Delta Company 3/506th Infantry 101st Airborne Division in the Republic of Vietnam. He left the military service with the rank of Captain. For his service in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medals.