Marlon E. Kimpson, Esq.


Marlon E. Kimpson, Esq.
State Senator, South Carolina; Member, Motley Rice

Marlon Kimpson represents victims of corporate malfeasance, from investors in securities and consumer fraud cases to people injured or killed in aviation disasters and other catastrophic incidents. Building upon the firm’s relationships with unions and governmental entities, Kimpson represents individuals, state and municipality pension funds, multi-employer plans, unions and other institutional investors in securities fraud class actions and mergers and acquisition cases to help recover assets and improve corporate governance. He has worked on shareholder derivative litigation and mergers and acquisitions cases that include: In re Atheros Communications, Inc., Shareholder Litigation; In re Celera Corporation Shareholder Litigation; In re RehabCare Group, Inc., Shareholders Litigation and In re Coventry Healthcare, Inc., Shareholder Litigation. Kimpson currently serves as South Carolina State Senator, District 42, representing citizens of Charleston and Dorchester counties.

Kimpson joined the Motley Rice law firm in 2000 and has played an integral role in developing the firm’s catastrophic injury, aviation, asbestos and securities fraud practice groups. He has worked as a member of the aviation team on commercial and charter aviation cases with clients, defendants and accidents involving multiple countries. He has also worked with the environmental team to represent individuals and businesses that need help filing their claims under the new claims programs established by the two Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill settlements.

A frequent guest speaker, he has presented at seminars and conferences throughout the country, including the Public Funds Summit, National Association of State Treasurers, South Carolina Black Lawyers Association, National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) and National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP).

After five years in commercial banking, Kimpson earned a law degree before serving as a law clerk to Judge Matthew J. Perry, U.S. District Court of South Carolina. His legal work and volunteer service also earned him the University of South Carolina School of Law Bronze Compleat Award. Martindale-Hubbell® recognizes Kimpson as a BV®- rated attorney.

Marlon is active in his community and formerly served on the board of directors for the Peggy Browning Fund. He has also held leadership roles with the University of South Carolina Board of Visitors, Charleston Black Lawyers Association and South Carolina Election Commission. He is a lifetime member of the NAACP and a member of Sigma Pi Phi Boulé and Omega Psi Phi fraternity.