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Darra Williamson Cothran

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Darra Williamson Cothran has earned an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell™, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas

  •     Banking
  •     Business Law
  •     Utility Law


  • 1973, South Carolina
  • 1974, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1973
  • Clemson University, B.S., cum laude, 1969

Associations and memberships

  • Richland County and American (Member, Litigation Section) Bar Associations
  • South Carolina Bar (Member, Corporation, Banking and Securities Section)

Biographical details

  • Law Clerk to South Carolina Attorney General, 1972 – 1973
  • Certified Circuit Court Civil Mediator
  • Member, Richland County Planning Commission, 1989 – 1997
  • Hearing Officer, Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, 1993 – 1994

Woodward Cothran & Herndon serves clients in Columbia and throughout South Carolina.