Benjamin D. Moore was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in May of 1977. He has lived and practiced law in Florence, South Carolina since that time. His primary emphasis in his practice is residential and commercial real estate. He has successfully completed over 10,000 real estate closings, and has lectured on real estate issues in continuing legal education courses. He has also taught seminars concerning the knowledge and understanding of proper closing procedures to countless members of the real estate profession. He served as legal counsel for the Pee Dee Realtors Association and its Board of Directors from 2006 to 2014.
Another area of concentration in Ben’s practice is the probate of estates, which includes the preparation of wills, powers of attorney and the handling of contested and uncontested estates in Probate Court. He has wide experience in a number of other legal matters as well, including election law, and has lectured in political science for a number of years at Francis Marion University. Since 2001, he has served as a Special Referee (Judge) for Florence, Marion, Darlington, and Lee Counties, hearing and deciding non-jury matters.
Ben practices in the state courts of South Carolina as a member of the Florence County and South Carolina Bar Association, and is also admitted to practice before the Federal District Court for South Carolina, the Fourth United States Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Military Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Long active in civic and community affairs, he is past chairman of the Florence County United Way, the Administrative Board and Church Council of Highland Park United Methodist Church, the Florence County Mental Health Association, and the Palmetto Civitan Club. He has served as Governor of the South Carolina Civitan District and as a member of the Civitan International Board of Directors. He received the Civitan International Honor Key, the organization’s highest award, at the Chicago international convention in 1989.
Ben retired from the active practice of law in December of 2020.
Bachelor of Arts, Wofford College, 1972, in History.
Juris Doctorate, University of South Carolina, 1976.
United States Army/South Carolina Army National Guard, 1972-1994. Retired and honorably discharged as a member of the Judge Advocate General Corps with the rank of Major.