Recognized by Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation, banking and finance litigation, construction litigation, and securities litigation. 

Recognized as a Super Lawyer in business litigation.


Best Lawyers in America's 2015 Columbia Securities Litigator of the Year.

Best Lawyers in America's 2018 Columbia Banking and Finance Litigation Lawyer of the Year.

AV rating from Martindale Hubbell.

Bar and Court Admissions


South Carolina Bar (1979).

United States District Court, District of South Carolina.

United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit.

United States Supreme Court.


Russell Jeter has been handling complex business cases for over 35 years.  Often retained by other attorneys to try complex matters, he has taken approximately 50 cases to trial before judges, juries, or arbitrators.  He has also mediated over 50 cases.   Trials have included inter alia, anti-trust claims; class action securities fraud claims; construction matters including those involving pipelines, wastewater plants, and water treatment plants; business/investment fraud and misrepresentation; cases involving major commercial leases;  lender liability; corporate oppression; contract disputes; and numerous real estate matters involving issues such as easements, restrictive covenants, and subordination of debt claims.  


As an active member of the South Carolina legal community, Russ served as Chairman of the South Carolina Bar Association's Construction Law Committee. He also served as a Reporter to the Committee drafting the South Carolina Uniform Securities Act of 2005.     

Russ established The Jeter Law Firm, LLC in 2016.  Previously, he was a partner in Jeter & Williams, P.A. and a shareholder in the McNair Law Firm.  After earning his law degree from the University of Florida School of Law with honors, Russell served as Law Clerk to the Chief United States District Judge Robert W. Hemphill.

Russ has been active in his community.  A former elder and deacon in the Presbyterian Church, he was a founder of Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity in 1983, and helped lead a successful effort by his church to build a facility to house and educate homeless girls living on the streets of major cities in Brazil.  Russ has been active in Scouts and as a youth coach.  He and his wife have two grown sons.



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