Randolph R. Lowell

Randolph R. Lowell

A native of Summerville, South Carolina, Randy has extensive experience in corporate governance and transactions and has served as counsel on a number of infrastructure projects and issues.  He also has wide-ranging experience in administrative and environmental matters.  He has appeared before all appellate and trial court levels in South Carolina and before the federal district and circuit courts.

Additionally, he is a state certified circuit court arbitrator and has served as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law and the Charleston School of Law and is a frequent lecturer on legal issues. He has also testified before the South Carolina General Assembly on a number of issues.

Randy currently serves as the outside General Counsel for the South Carolina Ports Authority.

Best Lawyers Award Badge


South Carolina Bar

District of Columbia Bar

United States District Court: South Carolina and District of Columbia

United States Court of Federal Claims

United States Court of International Trade

United States Court of Appeals: First, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, District of Columbia, and Federal Circuits

United States Supreme Court


The George Washington University Law School, LL.M. in Environmental Law

University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D.

American Military University, M.A. in National Security Studies

University of South Carolina, M.P.A.

College of Charleston, B.A.

New York Institute of Finance, Professional Certificates in Corporate Finance and Banking Risk and Regulation

University of California (Los Angeles Extension), Certificate in Investment Banking
Software Engineering Institute/Carnegie Mellon University, CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight


Randolph C. Shaw Fellow, 1999-2000

Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Fellow, Midlands Class IX

NACD Governance Fellow 


MUSC Children's Hospital, Advisory Board Member

College of Charleston, Board Member

  • Chair, Academic Affairs Committee

S.C. Humanities Council, Former Board Member

  • Former Chair, Resources Committee

S.C. Chamber of Commerce, Former Board Member

  • Former Chair, Good Government Committee
  • Former Member, Executive Committee

Richland Memorial Hospital (Palmetto Richland), Former Board Member

Richland County Bar Association

South Carolina Bar Association

  • CLE Committee, Publications, Former Chair
  • Section of Environment and Natural Resources, Former Chair

American Bar Association

  • Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Committee on Smart Growth and Urban Policy, Former Chair

S.C. Administrative Law Court Rules Committee, Chair


Representative Publications

South Carolina Administrative Practice and Procedure, Co-author and Co-editor (S.C. Bar 3rd ed. 2013)

Surface Water Withdrawal Permitting: A New Regime Arrives, Co-author, S.C. Lawyer (S.C. Bar 2011)

South Carolina Equity: A Practitioner's Guide, Co-author (S.C. Bar 2010)

Coastal Smart Growth, Author, Pace Environmental Law Review (2006)

An Overview of Smart Growth and Development, Co-author, Environmental Aspects of Real Estate Transactions (ABA 3rd ed. 2004)

Control of Hazardous Air Pollution, Co-author, Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review (2001)


Best Lawyers in America 2015-2018 (Litigation (Environmental), Environmental Law and Water Law)

Best Lawyers in America 2015 Litigation - Environmental "Lawyer of the Year" in Columbia

South Carolina Super Lawyers, 2017-2018

South Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2012-13

Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent in Martindale-Hubbell

FEMA Emergency Management Institute, Professional Development Series, Graduate

Completed numerous courses of the National Highway Institute, Federal Highway Administration 

Harvard Law School, Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Graduate

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Certified Environmental Specialist