Peter Protopapas has an extensive litigation practice focusing on legal malpractice, legal ethics, class action and complex commercial litigation. Peter works for and against attorneys throughout South Carolina on these issues and lectures periodically on these topics. Since joining the bar in 2000, Peter has represented clients in legal malpractice against national and regional law firms and business tort claims against large corporations.
Peter is also active in his community, having served on the Board of Directors for South Carolina Legal Services, a non-profit organization which provides legal assistance to low income citizens and performs a variety of civil pro bono work through the Richland County Bar Association. Currently, Peter is a member of the Richland County Bar Association, the South Carolina Association of Justice, the prestigious John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court and is an active CLE lecturer for the South Carolina Bar Association. Past lecture topics have included litigation technology, law firm management and legal ethics for solo practitioners.
Born in 1970 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Peter received his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts in 1992, followed by his M.A. from the University of Florida in 1994. Peter attended the University of South Carolina for law school where he was a member of the Order of Coif, the Order of the Wig and Robe and contributed to the America Bar Association Property Journal.
Peter has two children, Paul and Sophia, and enjoys coaching both his son and daughter’s baseball teams in his spare time. He is an avid Red Sox fan.