The Dooley Law Firm, P.A. has a proud history of legal service to the Lexington area and is one of the oldest established firms in Lexington County, South Carolina. With this longevity comes one of the most valuable assets we can offer our clients -- experience in the practice of law.
Established in 1954 by Albert J. Dooley, Sr., the firm has evolved into a full service law firm fully able and equipped to handle your legal service needs. The firm is located directly across the street from the Lexington County Judicial Center in downtown Lexington, South Carolina. The firm has been in this same physical location since 1954 while it has continued to evolve in the professional services it provides.
The firm prides itself on providing prompt, professional legal services that are on the cutting edge without losing sight of the values and history that has accounted for the firm's longevity. While we are extremely proud of our firm's history of legal service to the Lexington community, we have never been content to rest on our laurels. That is why the firm has continued to evolve through the years to better serve the growing and diverse needs of the Lexington community. Albert J. Dooley, Sr., or "AJ" as he is known by so many, is now "Of Counsel" to the firm. Mr. Dooley has practiced in the town of Lexington his entire professional life. He was honored by the South Carolina Bar in 2004 for 50 years of continuous membership in the Bar. Mr. A.J. brings a wealth of legal and practical life experience to the firm.
Mr. Dooley is joined in his practice by Albert J. Dooley, Jr. (Bert) and his daughter Sandra Dooley Parker. Bert and Sandra head the real estate division of our firm and can assist you with all your real estate related legal needs ranging from loan closings, loan refinances, lease agreements, real estate development and, generally, all real property related legal matters. Bert also handles probate and estate planning matters and has cultivated an extensive practice in that area.
In 2007, the firm was proud to see the ascension of one of its own to the bench with long-time partner James O. Spence's election as Master-In-Equity for Lexington County.
In 2012, two more of the firm's attorneys ascended to the bench when partner Robert E. Newton was elected to Family Court Judge for the 11th Judicial Circuit and associate Albert J. (Trey) Dooley, III was appointed as Lexington County Magistrate Judge for Cayce/West Columbia.
In 2013, the firm welcomed Erica Parker Ellis to the practice as an attorney. Erica came to the firm with prior experience clerking for a Circuit Court Judge and working at another law firm in the areas of civil and domestic litigation. 2018 saw the departure of Erica Parker Ellis to pursue other ventures, and the firm welcomed back Albert J. (Trey) Dooley, III. Trey handles real estate transactions and litigation, general civil litigation, estate planning, and corporate transactions and litigation matters.
As you consider the many alternatives that are available to you as you select your next lawyer, we invite you to browse through this website to learn more about us and the services we offer. You will find a brief description of our attorneys and the services they provide. This list is not all inclusive and we welcome the opportunity to discuss your particular legal needs with you individually. We are confident that upon review, you will agree that we have earned the proud history we hold so dear through hard work, honesty and professionalism on behalf of all our clients.
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