Robert L. Reibold

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Meet Rob

Rob Reibold represents automotive dealers, businesses, individuals and insurance companies in a variety of litigation and consulting matters, both at the trial and appellate level. He handles complex matters, such as business contracts, products liability, unfair trade practices, employment discrimination, and insurance. Rob also handles personal injury matters. He has decades of experience working with automotive dealers in all phases of their business.

He served as a law clerk to the Hon. J. Ernest Kinard, Jr. of the South Carolina Circuit Court. In law school, Rob was a member of the Moot Court Bar, National Moot Court Team and Order of Barristers.  

Rob is a certified circuit court arbitrator.


  • •  Successfully defended an automotive dealer at trial in a complex class action suit involving consumer protection code compliance
  • •  Argued appeals before the South Carolina Court of Appeals, South Carolina Supreme Court, and United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • •  Resolved a boil over products liability action involving cookware for a new set of pots and pans
  • •  Obtained dismissal of a “second-hand” hostile work environment claim
  • •  Participated in the drafting and passage of state-wide legislation
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1995
  • Penn State University, B.S., 1992
  • South Carolina, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2012
Honors and Awards
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers® Civil Litigation: Defense 2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rating, High Ethical Standing
  • Order of the Barristers
Professional and Civic Activities
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel
  • South Carolina Bar Association, Practice and Procedure Committee
  • South Carolina Bar Association, House of Delegates (2008-2014)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Salvation Army of the Midlands, Advisory Board Member
  • Leadership South Carolina, Class of 2020
  • City of Columbia, former Tree and Appearance Commission Member
  • Keep the Midlands Beautiful, former Board Member (Statewide Board Member of the Year 2005)
  • Leadership Columbia, Class of 2002
Presentations and Publications