Paul deHolczer

Office Address:
1911 Barnwell Street Suite C
Columbia, SC 29201

803-708-3242

   

Paul deHolczer

deHolczer Law PC

Attorney Profile
803-708-3242

PAUL D. de HOLCZER represents people, businesses, government agencies and utilitiy companies in eminent domain matters -- where property is acquired for public works projects (roads, power lines, sewer lines, water lines and other purposes).  

He also represents professionals facing disciplinary matters from the state licensing authorities -- the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.  
He has represented appraisers, dentists, engineers, midwives, nurses, physicians, realtors, veterinarians.  Before he began representing professionals he prosecuted physicians for the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

Paul was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1994. He was educated at Presbyterian College (B.A.), Central College London Program; University of South Carolina (M.A., 1990; J.D., 1994), Corvinus University of Budapest Summer Program. In Law School he was President of the James L. Petigru Public Interest Law Society, and Editorial Staff, South Carolina Environmental Law Journal (now, Southeastern Environmental Law Journal). 
 
After Law School he was Law Clerk to the Honorable Frank P. McGowan, Jr., South Carolina Circuit Court, 1995-1996; Assistant Public Defender, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1996-1997; and Assistant Chief Counsel, South Carolina Department of Transportation, Columbia, South Carolina, 1997-1999.  He was Richland County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Attorney of the Year in 2001. 
 
He is 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, Committee on Condemnation, Zoning & Land Use Litigation, and the Richland County Bar Association.  He has been a frequent lecturer on eminent domain and condemnation and has lectured for the South Carolina Bar, at the University of South Carolina School of Law, at the International Right of Way Association (Carolinas Chapter), and for several professional education firms.  He authored the South Carolina chapter for The Law and Procedure of Eminent Domain in the 50 States published by the American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Committee on Condemnation, Zoning & Land Use Litigation. One of his most recent reported cases is: South Carolina Department of Transportation v. Hood, 381 S.C. 318, 672 S.E.2d 595 (Ct. App. 2009).  

He served on the Board of Trustees of Thornwell Home for Children, a Presbyterian Church (USA) ministry to children and families.  He serves on the Advisory Council of Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI).  He is a member of the Columbia Film Society and the South Carolina Military History Club.
 
Representative clients include South Carolina Department of Transportation; Florence & Hutcheson, Inc.; U.S. Computing, Inc.; Dixie Pipeline Co. (Enterprise Products Partners L.P.); Sherlock Holmes Pub, Inc.; Easley Combined Utilities; Greer Commission of Public Works; and beautiful Dorchester, and Orangeburg Counties in South Carolina.
 
Some of Mr. de Holczer's lectures include
 
South Carolina Bar 2009 Master in Equity Bench/Bar Seminar, Fall 2009; Topic: Issues of Particular Interest to Masters in Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law. 

International Right of Way Association Seminar, Fall 2008;  Topic: Easements

Legal Issues for South Carolina Engineers, December 2007;  Topic:   A Primer on Eminent Domain for Engineers

SC Association of County Attorneys, August 2007;  Topic:   Preventing & Surviving Challenge Actions Through Preparation

Eminent Domain in South Carolina (Moderator), January 2007;  Topics: Preparing for the Condemnor’s Case; Engineering Modifications in the Condemnation Case      

Eminent Domain Legal Update, November 2006;  Topics: Key Concepts, Understanding Just Compensation, Settlement Strategies

Eminent Domain Conference, Second Annual (Co-Chair); September 2006;  Topics: Condemnation, Litigation, Valuation, Relocation – Damages, Benefits, Cost to Cure

South Carolina Department of Transportation Right of Way Conference, Summer 2006;  Topic: Sharing Lessons Learned with Right of Way Agents

Eminent Domain in South Carolina, January 2006;  Topics: Preparing for the Condemnor’s Case; Engineering Modifications in the Condemnation Case

Legal Issues for South Carolina Engineers, January 2006;  Topic: A Primer on Eminent Domain for Engineers

South Carolina Department of Transportation Right of Way Conference, Summer 2005;  Topic: Sharing Lessons Learned with Right of Way Agents

Eminent Domain Conference, First Annual, Spring 2005;  Topics: The Role of Mediation in Eminent Domain; Ethics and Ethical Considerations Involved in Engineering Modifications


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