Kolb, Murphy & Givens

Attorneys at Law, LLC

Mr. Kolb's legal career spans over 30 years, and includes service as the Solicitor for the Third Judicial Circuit (elected chief prosecutor for Sumter, Clarendon, Lee and Williamsburg Counties, South Carolina). Mr. Kolb handles the following types of cases:

Wade S. Kolb, Jr. established the firm in 1998 after a 15 year career as the four-time elected Solicitor (chief criminal prosecutor) for Sumter, Clarendon, Lee and Williamsburg counties (Third Judicial Circuit).


As Solicitor, he personally prosecuted thousands of criminal cases and supervised a staff of thirty employees, including eleven assistant solicitors.  


Mr. Kolb is a 1974 graduate of the University of South Carolina Law School (JD), and a 1971 graduate of the University of South Carolina (BS in Business Administration). He is admitted to the Supreme Court of the State of South Carolina and the US District Court, District of South Carolina.  He has been recognized as an outstanding and experienced personal injury trial lawyer and criminal defense trial lawyer.


A lifelong resident of Sumter County, Mr. Kolb is active in numerous legal and community organizations,including the Sumter Rotary Club, Shaw-Sumter Community Council, and the Sumter Chamber of Commerce.

ISLN: 905789666

Personal Injury, Auto & Truck Accidents, Workers Compensation

Wrongful Death & Related Probate Proceedings

Criminal Defense, State & Federal Courts, DUI, Traffic Tickets

Wade S. Kolb, Jr.

Wade S. Kolb, Jr., in 1991 while serving as President of the South Carolina Solicitors Association in the midst of a 15 year career as the Solicitor (chief prosecutor) for Sumter, Clarendon, Lee, and Williamsburg Counties.

Community Involvement

Member of the Church of the Holy Comforter; Chairman of the Layreaders, Past Vestryman, Past President of the Men's Club


Shaw-Sumter Community Council (1977 to present)


Sumter Rotary Club (1983-present)


Sumter Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2001-2010), Chair (2008-2009), Community Relations Council (1981-2003), Co-Chairman (1987-88 and 1998-99)


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), Chairman (2003 and 2004)


United Way of Sumter, Clarendon, and Lee Counties Campaign Chairman (1980), Member of Board of Directors (1978-1982), President of the Board (1982)


American Red Cross Board of Directors (1977-83), Chapter Chairman (1978-80)

1974, South Carolina and U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina


University of South Carolina, J.D.


South Carolina and Sumter County Bar Associations; Federal Bar Association; S.C. Association for Justice; S. C. Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.


The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyer; American Society of Legal Advocates: Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in South Carolina


Assistant State Attorney General, 1974-1977; Assistant Solicitor, 1977-1982; Solicitor, Third Judicial Circuit, 1983-1998; Past-President of the Sumter County Bar Association, the Sumter Chamber of Commerce, and the USC-Sumter Educational Foundation; Who's Who in American Law.


Sumter, South Carolina, September, 1949

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Contact Wade at Wade@LawSumter.com or (803) 418-0800, ext. 110, and please be sure to leave your telephone number with your message.