Elizabeth “Beth” J. Palmer, Esq.
Elizabeth J. Palmer, Esq. is a shareholder for Saxton & Stump in the firm’s Charleston office. Beth partners with businesses to provide guidance on operational issues such as risk management, contracts and employment matters. When disputes arise, Beth has developed a reputation for guiding clients to solutions through litigation, mediation, or arbitration while keeping their needs and interests top-of-mind. She regularly represents businesses and professionals in the hospitality, real estate, non-profit, and industrial distribution industries.
Beth also assists clients with trust and estate litigation and provides representation for estate representatives, fiduciaries, beneficiaries, and heirs. Her focus is on resolving issues of probate administration, will contests, undue influence and coercion, issues of capacity, and breaches of fiduciary duty.
In the community, Beth is active in the American Bar Association (ABA) and currently chairs the Bullyproof Committee of the ABA’s Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice. She played a key role in developing and implementing Bullyproof, a national anti-bullying initiative for schools that began in 2013. Beth also serves as a Board Member for Be A Mentor, a Charleston non-profit empowering youth to reach their full potential through mentorship.
Prior to joining the firm, Beth was a partner at Rosen Hagood, a Charleston, S.C. based law firm. She earned her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2005
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- Litigation Section
- Law Practice Division
- Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice
- Section of Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law
Charleston County Bar Association
James L. Petigru American Inn of Court
AV Preeminent® rating, Martindale-Hubbell
South Carolina Super Lawyers, 2021-2022, Business Litigation
South Carolina Rising Stars, 2013-2020, Business Litigation
The Best Lawyers in America©, 2021
Legal Elite of the Lowcountry, Business Litigation, Charleston Business Magazine, 2018
Leadership in Law Award, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, 2016
Young Lawyer of the Year, SC Bar Young Lawyers Division, 2015
Star of the Year, ABA Young Lawyers Division, 2014, 2015
Graduate, SC Bar Leadership Academy, 2010-2011
Graduate, Leadership Charleston, 2009-2010
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Panelist, Grow Your Practice – Practice Specific Business Development Strategies, Primerus Young Lawyers Conference, March 2018
Growing Lawyers, Growing Leaders: LP and YLD Join Forces, Law Practice Magazine, July/August 2017
Interview with Elizabeth “Beth” Palmer of Rosen Hagood, ABA Litigation Section, Young Advocates, Winter 2016
Mainstreaming Moonshine: A Q&A with a Young Lawyer Turned Master Distiller, Law Practice Today, January 2016
Presenter, The Faces of Homeless & Transitional Youth: A Call to Action, ABA Young Lawyers Division Spring Meeting, May 2015
Represented a private foundation named as a beneficiary of a trust in a matter involving lack of capacity and undue influence issues.
Successfully defended the personal representative of an estate accused of breaches of fiduciary duty.
Successfully defended a large employer in an employment discrimination case in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Be A Mentor – Charleston, SC, Board Member
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