Biographical Information

Wade S. Kolb, Jr., practices in the areas of personal injury cases (serious automobile, truck, and motorcycle cases), insurance claims, criminal defense in State and Federal Courts, and defense of driving under the influence cases and other traffic cases.  He is the senior partner at the firm which he established in 1998 after a 23 year career as a prosecuting attorney, including being elected four times to four year terms as the chief elected prosecutor for Sumter, Clarendon, Lee, and Williamsburg Counties.

He is a life-long resident of Sumter County, where he has been active in legal and community organizations.

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

1974, South Carolina and South Carolina Federal Courts


University of South Carolina, B.S. in Business Administrating (Accounting), 1971

University of South Carolina Law School, J.D., 1971

Professional Experience

Assistant State Attorney General, 1974-1977; Assistant Solicitor, 1977-1982; Solicitor, Third Judicial Circuit (chief elected prosecutor for Sumter, Clarendon, Lee, and Williamsburg Counties), 1983-1998; since 1998, he has been the senior partner at the firm now known as Kolb & Givens, Attorneys at Law, LLC.

Professional Associations

Member of the South Carolina Bar, Federal Bar Association, Sumter County Bar Association, South Carolina Association for Justice (Capital Club Member), and South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Service Activities

Sumter Chamber of Commerce, 1977 to present (Chair 2008-2009, Board of Directors 2001-2010); Sumter Rotary Club, 1983 to present; University of South Carolina at Sumter, Educational Foundation Board of Directors, 2001-2004 (President 2003-2004); Sumter YWCA TWIN Honorary Board, 1994-1998 and 2001-2005 (Chair 2003 and 2004); United Way of Sumter, Clarendon, and Lee Counties, Campaign Chairman 1980, Board of Directors 1978-1982, President 1982; American Red Cross, Board of Directors 1977-1983, Chapter Chairman 1978-1980