Our Attorneys

Our general practice attorneys can assist you with all of your legal needs.

Robert Folks

Robert FolksA resident of Lancaster since childhood, Robert is a graduate of the University of South Carolina (Phi Beta Kappa) and the University of South Carolina School of Law (South Carolina Law Review). He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1973 and has practiced continuously since then in his hometown.

Robert served on the Lancaster County School Board from 1988 to 2004, including 10 years as chairman. He serves as trustee and chairman of the board for the J. Marion Sims Foundation and the Thornwell Home for Children in Clinton, SC.

Robert focuses his practice in the following areas: Real Estate: Sales/Home Loans/Refinance/Deeds; Commercial Transactions; Commercial Real Estate; Mortgages; Business Law; Probate Law; Wills/Estates/Trusts/Deeds of Distribution/Guardianship and Conservatorship.

Robert’s wife Betsy is a retired teacher in the gifted and talented programs of the Lancaster County School District. They have two children, both of whom are graduates of Presbyterian College.

Alston DeVenny

Alston DeVennyA native South Carolinian, Alston has lived and worked in Lancaster since 1988. He is a Furman University graduate (Member, Omicron Delta Kappa) and a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law. Alston was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1988.

Alston focuses his practice in the following areas: General Practice; Civil Litigation; Criminal Law; Traffic Violations/DUIs; Personal Injury; Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries; Workers Compensation; Family Law; Domestic Relations; Divorce; Separation; Agreements; Insurance; Torts; Probate Law: Wills/Estates/Trusts/Deeds of Distribution/Guardianship and Conservatorship; Business Organizations.

Alston was elected and served on Lancaster County Council from 1998-2006, and served as chairman from 2005-2006.

Alston and his wife, Susan, are the parents of four children and are active in their public school activities. Susan is state executive director of South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness. Their son, Miller, and daughter, Sarah Katherine, are graduates of Furman University. Their daughter, Emma, currently attends Furman. Their youngest child, Mary, is an honor student at Lancaster High School.