South Carolina

Marlon E. Kimpson

Marlon E. Kimpson

Marlon Kimpson represents victims of corporate malfeasance, from investors in securities and consumer fraud cases to people injured or killed in aviation disasters and other 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. Marlon currently serves as South Carolina State Senator of District 42, representing citizens of Charleston and Dorchester Counties.

Marlon joined Motley Rice attorneys in 2000 and has played an integral role in developing the firm’s catastrophic injury, aviation, asbestos and securities fraud practice groups. He has worked as a member of the aviation team on commercial and charter aviation cases with clients, defendants and accidents involving multiple countries. He has also worked with the Environmental team to represent people and businesses that need help filing their claims under the new claims programs established by the two Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill settlements.

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 earned a law degree before serving as a law clerk to Judge Matthew J. Perry of the U.S. District Court of South Carolina. His legal work and volunteer service 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.

Awards and Accolades:

The Best Lawyers in America®
2014 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


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

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