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Marlon E. Kimpson

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Marlon Kimpson represents victims of corporate malfeasance, from investors in securities fraud cases to people injured or killed in catastrophic incidents.

Building upon the firm’s relationships with unions and governmental entities, Marlon represents individuals, state and municipality pension funds, multi-employer plans, unions and other institutional investors in securities fraud class actions and mergers and acquisition cases to help recover assets and improve corporate governance.  

Marlon has worked on shareholder derivative litigation and on mergers and acquisitions cases that include: In re Atheros Communications, Inc., Shareholder Litigation; In re Celera Corporation Shareholder Litigation; In re RehabCare Group, Inc. Shareholders Litigation and In re Coventry Healthcare, Inc., Shareholder Litigation. 

In addition to securities fraud litigation, Marlon has also represented victims of catastrophic personal injury, asbestos exposure, and aviation disasters. He has litigated commercial and charter aviation cases with clients, defendants and accidents involving multiple countries. He has also represented people and businesses that need help filing their claims under the new claims programs established by the two Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill settlements. 

Marlon currently serves as South Carolina State Senator of District 42, representing citizens of Charleston and Dorchester Counties. A frequent speaker, Marlon has presented at seminars and conferences across the country, including the Public Funds Summit, the National Association of State Treasurers, the South Carolina Black Lawyers’ Association, the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) and the National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP). 

After five years in commercial banking, Marlon entered the field of law and served as a law clerk to Judge Matthew J. Perry of the U.S. District Court of South Carolina. His legal work and volunteer service also earned him the University of South Carolina School of Law bronze Compleat Award. Martindale-Hubbell® recognizes Marlon as a BV® rated attorney.
Marlon is active in his community and formerly served on the Board of Directors for the Peggy Browning Fund. He has also held leadership roles with the University of South Carolina Board of Visitors, the Charleston Black Lawyers Association and the South Carolina Election Commission.  He is a lifetime member of the NAACP and a member of Sigma Pi Phi Boulé and Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

 

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Education

  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 1999
  • B.A., Morehouse College, 1991

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • South Carolina Association for Justice

Licensed In

  • South Carolina

Admitted to Practice Before

  • U.S. District Courts for the District of South Carolina, Eastern District of Michigan

Awards and Accolades

  • The Best Lawyers in America®

    2015–2016 Mass tort litigation/class actions – plaintiffs

  • Benchmark Plaintiff

    2012 National "Litigation Star": mass tort/product liability
    2012–2014 South Carolina “Litigation Star”: environmental, mass tort, securities

Casework

Qui Tam Whistleblower

By suing on behalf of the United States government for acts of fraud, a qui tam whistleblower may potentially share in a significant portion of the funds recovered by the government.

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Corporate Takeover Litigation

When directors and officers of a public company decide to undertake a corporate transaction such as a merger, acquisition or leveraged buyout, we work with company shareholders to help maximize share value and to avoid conflicts of interest and corporate waste, providing them with the information needed to cast an informed vote.

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