Sean Markham is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a specialist in bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law. Sean has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is their highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability. In 2017, he received the William E. S. Robinson Public Service Award from the the South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association.
Sean handles a wide range of business and consumer insolvency matters throughout the state of South Carolina. Representations include bankruptcy matters, collections, settlement negotiations, and other matters related to debtor/creditor law. Sean’s broad range of bankruptcy representation includes representing debtors and creditors in Chapters 7 (liquidation), 11 (reorganization), and 13 (consumer reorganization). Sean’s experience also includes representing large corporate debtors, corporate creditors, banks, unsecured creditors’ committees, trustees and liquidating creditors trusts in Chapters 7 (liquidation), 9 (municipal), and 11 (reorganization). In addition, Sean works with his clients to avoid bankruptcy filing through non-bankruptcy workouts.
Sean's goal is to provide effective and solution-oriented representation for his clients. He recognizes that each client's situation is unique and he works with each client to determine the best individualized course of action.
BSBA in Managerial Finance from East Carolina University
JD from the Charleston School of Law
South Carolina, admitted in 2007
North Carolina, admitted in 2019
United States District Court for South Carolina
United States Bankruptcy Court for North Carolina
United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
South Carolina Bar
South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association (SCBLA)
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
Volunteer for the Ask a Lawyer Program through the South Carolina Bar
Volunteer for the Ask a Lawyer Program through the South Carolina Bankruptcy Court
Volunteers as counsel for pro bono bankruptcy candidates from the SC Bar
Committee chair and volunteer for the South Carolina Bar's Young Lawyer Division wills clinic for first responders
Volunteer for the wills for heroes program
Member of SC Bar's Animal Law Committee
Previously Member of the SC Bar's Health and Wellness Committee
Previously Member of the SC Bar's Ethics and Professional Compensation Committee
Volunteer with the SC Bar to assist victims of the 2015 floods
Volunteer with the SC Bar to assist victims of Hurricane Matthew
Sean is a regular volunteer and foster home for Lowcountry Lab Rescue