deHolczer Law PC

Paul D. de Holczer, Esquire
1911 Barnwell Street, Suite C
Columbia, South Carolina 29201-2605
803-708-3242 - Office Telephone

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deHolczer Law PC is a law firm providing advocacy for and counseling to individuals, businesses, utilities, public entities and political subdivisions on a variety of matters.

deHolczer Law PC is located in Columbia, South Carolina, the capital of South Carolina, the Heart of the Midlands and the center of the state.

deHolczer Law PC has offices at 1911 Barnwell Street, Suite C, in the Robert Mills Historic District downtown and just a few blocks from the University of South Carolina, Main Street, the Richland County Courthouse and South Carolina's appellate courts, the South Carolina Supreme Court and the South Carolina Court of Appeals
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We offer free initial consultations.  Our services include advocacy and counseling on:
If, after consulting with you, we are unable to advocate for you we will refer you to those attorneys best able to handle your particular issue -- at no additional expense to you.

Attorney Biographical Information

Paul de Holczer was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1994. He’s a member of the South Carolina Bar Government Law Section and the Real Estate Practices Section, Eminent Domain Subcommittee, the American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Condemnation, Zoning & Land Use Committee, and the Richland County Bar Association. He received his education at Presbyterian College (B.A.), Central College (London Program); University of South Carolina (M.A.; J.D.), and Corvinus University of Budapest (Summer Program).

After Law School he was Judicial Law Clerk to the South Carolina Circuit Court, and Assistant Chief Counsel, South Carolina Department of Transportation.  He was a shareholder with Moses & Brackett, PC for about ten years before starting his own firm in January 2013.  He was Richland County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Attorney of the Year in 2001.

Paul has served on the Board of Trustees and the Board of Visitors of Thornwell Home for Children, a joyful Christian community that offers hope and wholeness to children and families.

Paul is also serving on the Protection and Advocacy for People with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Advisory Council of Protection and Advocacy for People for Disabilities, Inc. 
deHolczer Law PC is a Sponsor of the Annual Gala held in April. 
The Gala is a great time and worthy of your attendance.

He is a member of the Columbia Film Society and the South Carolina Military History Club.

Paul has lectured on eminent domain and condemnation law for the South Carolina Bar, the University of South Carolina School of Law, the Charleston School of Law, the International Right of Way Association (Carolinas Chapter), the South Carolina Department of Transportation and for several professional education firms (CLE International; Halfmoon/Foxmoor, Lorman, NBI). 

  You can view the Lecture List here.

Paul is associate counsel to the South Carolina Department of Transportation,beautiful Dorchester County, beautiful Orangeburg County, Dixie Pipeline Company (Enterprise Products Partners L.P.), Easley Combined Utilities, and Greer Commission of Public Works.


On Tuesday, October 7th, Paul will be lecturing to Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors on Eminent Domain as part of this seminar:

Land Laws for Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors

The seminar provides 6.5 PDHs for South Carolina Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. 





“The Justice of Just Compensation: A Brief Overview of Eminent Domain”

4:30 PM, Wednesday, September 17, 2014

H-P Amphitheater
503 South Broad Street
Clinton, South Carolina 29325

 This Lecture is open to the Public.


Paul authored the South Carolina chapter for The Law of Eminent Domain: Fifty-State Survey which is published by First Chair Press and the American Bar Association (2012).

A single resource for eminent domain practitioners!

Fifty-State Survey: The Law of Eminent Domain

The single resource is the perfect reference for questions about eminent domain and condemnation procedure in every state and the District of Columbia. Each state outline is organized in an easy to follow manner including:

  • Who is Eligible to Condemn?
  • What can be Condemned?
  • The Condemnation Proceedings
  • Procedure to Challenge Condemnation
  • Inverse Condemnation
  • Just Compensation Issues
  • How are Various Ownership Interests Treated?
  • Abandonment
  • Attorney's Fees and Costs

Written by experienced lawyers practicing in each jurisdiction, this guide provides succinct answers to the fundamental questions in this area of the law not only for practitioners in this field, but also for academic study and comparisons between jurisdictions.

One of Paul's more recent reported cases is South Carolina Department of Transportation v. Hood, 381 S.C. 318, 672 S.E.2d 595 (Ct. App. 2009).

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