Alice F. Paylor, Esq.
In May 2013, Alice Paylor became the fourth female president of the South Carolina Bar and the third member of her firm to hold the position. She continues to serve her profession as a member of the Executive Council of the National Conference of Bar Presidents.
Alice’s practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation, employment litigation, school law and zoning law. Her commercial litigation practice includes representation of all types of business entities in contract disputes, business torts, lender-borrower litigation, and more.
In her employment law practice Alice represents both employers and employees in various employment matters including FLSA, discrimination, non compete, and wrongful termination. Alice also has significant experience working with school districts, private schools and charter schools. She represented the Charleston County School District in a major school desegregation case that deemed the district a unitary school district.
She joined Rosen Hagood as an associate in 1982, was made a partner/shareholder five years later and served as the firm’s managing shareholder from 2003 to 2008. She remains a member of its Management Committee.
Alice received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law. She served for the next several years as Deputy Corporation Counsel for the City of Charleston, helping to navigate complex litigation in which the City was involved.
Areas of Practice
Administrative and Government Law
Business and Commercial Litigation
Probate, Estate and Trust Litigation
Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Associations and Memberships
South Carolina Bar
- President, 2013 – 2014
- Board of Governors, 2005 – 2015
- House of Delegates, 2000 – Present, Chair, 2008-2010
- Young Lawyers Division, Former Secretary/Treasurer
American Bar Association
- National Conference of Bar Presidents, Executive Council
- Commission on Women in the Profession, 2014-2015
South Carolina Bar Foundation Board of Directors, 2013-2014
South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
- President, 2006
Charleston County Bar Association
American Board of Trial Advocates
Platinum Compleat Lawyer Award, 2015 – University of South Carolina School of Law
G. Dewey Oxner, Jr. Mentor of the Year, 2015 – The Supreme Court of South Carolina
Super Lawyers, 2008-present
Best Lawyers in America, 2009-present
- Commercial Litigation
- Litigation – Labor and Employment
Permanent Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
Honeree, SC Lawyers Weekly 2014 Leadership in Law
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 1974)
University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D., 1977)
South Carolina Supreme Court Mentor Program
Past Chair and Member, Sullivan’s Island Board of Zoning Appeals, 2000-2010