Robert F. Goings grew up on his family's farm in Union County, South Carolina. The Goings Law Firm is centered on the values engrained in him? fairness, honesty, hard work, dedication, justice, and service to others.
Mr. Goings is a 2003 graduate of Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government, receiving the highest distinction in his major. He graduated with highest honors as a summa cum laude graduate. He was was inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa and Blue Key honor societies as a result of his academics and service to the community and students. Mr. Goings was a Justice of Wofford's Judicial Commission. He was elected as Student Body President in 2002. Upon graduation, he received the Outstanding Citizen Award, given to the student demonstrating the greatest concern and service to Wofford. Mr. Goings continues his dedication to Wofford College and has assisted in the establishment of the Edward K. Hardin, III Pre-Law Society on Wofford's campus.
Following Wofford College, Mr. Goings earned his Juris Doctorate in 2006 from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Mr. Goings was involved in Moot Court and an editor of the Southeastern Environmental Law Journal. Throughout law school, he worked full time as a law clerk at Collins and Lacy, P.C., gaining invaluable litigation experience. Upon graduation, Mr. Goings was chosen by his colleagues to receive the Claude Sapp Award, presented to the member of the graduating class possessing the best combination of scholarship, leadership, and industry for the legal profession.
Mr. Goings began his legal career as a trial attorney at an established South Carolina litigation firm, Collins and Lacy, P.C. While at Collins and Lacy, Mr. Goings gained considerable experience in the courtroom, trying numerous bench and jury trials to verdict. At Collins and Lacy, he tried cases advocating for the rights of insurance companies, large corporations, small businesses, and individuals in a variety of complex civil liability and criminal matters.
In 2011, Mr. Goings was selected among a distinguished group by the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Magazine as an _Emerging Legal Leader? in the State of South Carolina. Following this award, the acclaimed South Carolina trial attorney, Joel W. Collins, Jr. was quoted as saying, _I can truthfully say I have never encountered a lawyer with a greater aptitude and capacity for the practice of law. Robert Goings has every skill and trait needed to be an outstanding courtroom lawyer. In fact, he already is.?
In 2012, Mr. Goings was elected by his colleagues to serve as a member of the S.C. Bar's House of Delegates for the Fifth Judicial Circuit. The House of Delegates acts as the legislative arm of the South Carolina Bar Association and convenes to establish policy and directives of the Bar.
In his spare time, you may find Mr. Goings cooking authentic Carolina barbecue, affectionately known by many as _Bobby-Q?, or singing in church for weddings and special events.
Wofford College, Bachelor of Arts, 2002 (Summa Cum Laude) University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2006 American Board of Trial Advocates, National Trial College, Harvard School of Law, 2012
South Carolina District Court of South Carolina Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals United States Supreme Court
Bar Associations & Committees
American Bar Association South Carolina Bar Association Richland County Bar Association South Carolina Bar Practice and Procedure Committee South Carolina Bar Young Lawyer's Division Committee
Columbia Rotary Club Wofford College Alumni Association Trenholm Road United Methodist Church