Attorney Peden B. McLeod, was trained in law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. He spent a decade in the US Army Reserves, served 2 years on the Walterboro City Council, seven years in the South Carolina House of Representatives, and over a decade in the South Carolina Senate.




Areas of Practice:

  • Representation of Defendants and Insurance Companies in Accident Cases
  • Representation of Plaintiffs in Tort Litigation
  • Probate of Estates
  • Banking Law
  • Civil Litigation in all courts
  • General Practice

Law Related Experience:

  • Law Clerk to Hon. C.E. Simmons, Jr., U.S. District Judge, Dist of SC, 1967-1969. Commissioner, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, 1993- present. (life member)
  • Permanent Member, U.S. Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference.

Select Clients:

  • United States Land & Timber Co.
  • Walterboro Motor Sales Co.
  • South Carolina Insurance Reserve Fund
  • Bonnie Doone Inc.
  • MeadWestvaco
  • Ivanhoe Industries, Inc.
  • Union Camp / Plum Creek



  • Asheville School
  • Wofford College, A.B. History and Government, 1962
  • Blue Key, (President, 1961-1962) Kappa Alpha Order (President) Junior Class President
  • Senior Class President
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1967
  • Graduated Third in Class
  • Phi Delta Phi (President, I 967) Member, Society of Wig and Robe.
  • Member Editorial Board, University of South Carolina Law Review, 1966-1967

Military Service:

  • Captain, United States Army Reserves, 1962-1973

Government Service:

  • Member, South Carolina Senate, 1979-1990
  • Member, South Carolina House of Representatives, 1972-1979
  • Member, Walterboro City Council, 1970-1972
  • Member, South Carolina House of Representatives, 1972-1979;
  • Assistant Majority Leader and Chairman of Appropriative Review Committee (1976-1979).
  • Member, 1979-1990 and Chairman, Medical Affairs Committee, I988-1990, South Carolina State Senate;
  • Director, South Carolina Legislative Council and Code Commissioner of South Carolina, 1990-1998;
  • Medical University of South Carolina Board of Trustees (1998-1990)

Legal Associations and Memberships:

  • South Carolina Bar (Member, House of Delegates, 1975-1983)
  • Colleton County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Other Associations and Memberships:

  • Founder and Chairman of Board of Directors (1989-Present), Bank of Walterboro
  • Commander, American Legion Post 93 (1971-1972) District Chairman Boy Scouts of America (1967-1971) Member SC Commission on the Future
  • Member Omar and Coastal Shrine Member Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Member Walterboro Elks Lodge Member Unity Lodge #55 AFM


  • Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year, Wofford College
  • University of South Carolina Appreciation Award
  • American Academy of Family Physicians, SC Chapter Appreciation Award
  • USC Salkehatchie Library name Peden McLeod Library


  • State Bar of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Supreme Court