Barnhill retires after practicing law in Columbia nearly five decades

Butch Barnhill

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Edward D. “Butch” Barnhill Jr., a real estate attorney who has practiced with distinction in the Columbia area for nearly five decades, has announced his retirement from the firm of Callison Tighe and Robinson.

“This is a bittersweet moment in which we celebrate the career of a fine lawyer and good friend. Butch made us all better, and we will miss working alongside him each day,” said Managing Member Rick Detwiler. “But now he can devote his full energies to fishing and hunting and being outdoors, where he is most happy.”

Mr. Barnhill joined Callison Tighe as of counsel in 2016 with more than 40 years of experience already in the profession and community. He has focused his practice on real estate, business law and probate. He is also a certified South Carolina Circuit Court Mediator.

He holds an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, has been honored by Best Lawyers in America every year since 2011, and was listed by Legal Elite of the Midlands in Commercial Real Estate in 2018 and 2020.

Before Callison Tighe, he served with law firms of every size, from small two-attorney shops to huge operations with hundreds of lawyers.

The attorneys of Callison Tighe & Robinson, LLC, represent clients in matters involving Commercial Disputes; Personal Injury; Title Insurance claims; Workers' Compensation; Complex Criminal Defense; Court-Martial Defense; Banking and Commercial Finance; Business Organizations and Succession Planning; Commercial Real Estate; Tax, Probate, Trusts and Estate Planning. For more information, visit

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