Our firm was originally founded by Fred Shipley in 1992. Vanessa Cooper Shipley joined the law firm in 2010 after prosecuting crimes for the Richland County Solicitor's Office for twelve years. We are dedicated to delivering professional, personal attention, flexibility, and cost efficient solutions to our clients’ goals.
Our size provides us with sufficient resources to quickly and efficiently address client needs without inflexibility, inconvenience, excessive costs, and without rigid adherence to inefficient or ineffective internal procedures. We represent people and businesses in civil litigation from the pre-suit phase through the appellate process. We have handled small claims court cases, and we have experience with cases that have involved millions. We take them all seriously. We are selective about the cases we accept, and we are driven by a sense of commitment and loyalty to our clients in every case.
We also represent clients in commercial and residential real estate transactions. Over the years, we have devoted a lot of energy and thought in becoming efficient, flexible and convenient for our real estate clients. We frequently deal successfully with transactional problems, the right way, in an effort to be a part of the solution, instead of part of the problem.
We serve business clients needs at start-up, through day-to-day legal advice, litigation support,and in specific transactions. We strive to offer smaller businesses the same effective and professional representation large corporations expect in a practical, efficient and cost effective manner.
We also practice law in the area of state and federal criminal law, worker's compensation and immigration law. See practice areas for more details.
We invite you to browse through our pages, and learn more about our firm and the areas of law in which we practice. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any additional information, or would like to discuss a specific legal matter.