J. Calhoun Land, IV, (Cal), maintains a broad-ranging law practice focusing on Auto Tort and Personal Injury civil litigation, Workers’ Compensation claims as well as DUI, Traffic Law Violation Defense, and Felony Criminal Defense. Additionally, Cal handles Social Security Disability claims and Condemnation related property matters.
Born and raised in Manning, Cal graduated from The Citadel in 1990 and received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1993. He then worked for the South Carolina Court system clerking for Circuit Court Judge Thomas W. Cooper, Jr. Cal joined Land, Parker & Welch full time in 1994.
About J. Calhoun Land
Since 1994 Cal has represented clients in wide ranging cases and judicial venues. The primary cases he handles involve issues of Personal Injury from Car Accidents, Trucking Accidents and Insurance Related Adjustment Practices. Cal has handled complex cases resulting in substantial recovery for his clients, these cases typically involve at-fault drivers impaired by drugs, alcohol and inattention.
Additionally, he maintains a Workers’ Compensation practice in which he has represented clients in claims arising out of work in the course of Construction and Heavy Industry, Law Enforcement, Healthcare and Manufacturing.
Cal’s Criminal Defense practice includes representing clients in the South Carolina General Sessions Court as well as the County Magistrate and City Summary Courts statewide. He has provided successful defense to many clients in Driving Under the Influence cases, Speeding related traffic offenses, other Traffic Law charges and has represented a wide variety of clients charged with violation of South Carolina Criminal Laws.
Cal says he truly enjoys the broad nature of the work he is able to participate in and the greatest satisfaction he realizes as a lawyer in Manning comes from the people who are part of his daily routine. “I really enjoy the day to day interactions with my clients, my staff, other lawyers, law enforcement officers and personnel of the Court. I love it when I can help the system work to achieve great results for my clients.”
Away from his practice Cal enjoys spending time with his wife, Kimberly, and their three children – Breland, Bella and John. He has been involved in local and statewide public service and charitable organizations and sits on the Santee Cooper Board of Directors and the South Carolina ETV Communications Foundation Board of Directors.
Cal was awarded the University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Association’s “Compleat Lawyer” Gold award in 2012 and maintains a “Distinguished” peer review rating by Martindale Hubbell. He is also a member of the John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court and other professional organizations.