Frederick W. Riesen Jr.

Frederick W. Riesen Jr.

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Prior to becoming a partner at the Riesen DuRant Law Firm, Fred started his general practice of law over 40 years ago. His first job as an attorney came after returning from basic training in the Army. He was a member of the 108th Committee group in Columbia and during summers in the Army reserve, he taught everythign from 1st aid to throwing grenades at Fort Jackson. It was a rewarding experience and he elected not to get a commission and was a Sergeant 1st class E-7 when he finalized his service after 6 years. His first job was with the neighborhood legal assistance program where he helped people who could not afford attorneys. This was a rewarding experience. He hung up his shingle after about a year and a half at Neighborhood Legal Assistant and his general practice at that time was primarily personal injury, real estate, domestic relations, contract issues, probate, workers' compensation, and limited criminal. His practice continued to grow and he began practicing with other attorney's including Glen McConnel for about a dozen years and John Bradley for about 20 years before his death. For several years the firm was Riesen, Gardner, and Felder. At that time, there were two republicans in the legislature and two democrats. This was a time when the parties worked together to get things done. Fred next became the senior partner and founding member of Riesen Law Firm, LLP. This firm lasted approximately 30 years until we were told by Charleston County that Boeing wanted to run a road through our property from International Blvd to West Montague Avenue. Unfortunately because of this the firm had to split up.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Workers' Compensation

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1968


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D.
  • Univeristy of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
    • B.A. - 1964

Honors and Awards

  • Lowcountry Citizen Committee (Judicial), 2001-Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • SC Injured Workers Advocates
  • SC Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Neighborhood Legal Assistant, 1969 - 1971


  • English
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