Dilligard Edwards, llc
Latonya Dilligard Edwards
Attorney at Law


113 Executive Pointe Boulevard

Suite 204

Columbia, South Carolina 29210


Phone: (803) 750-2214

Fax: (803) 750-2377



J.D., The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio

• Chief Justice, Lawyering Skills Program/Moot Court

• Managing Editor, Ohio State University Journal on Dispute Resolution

• Frederick Douglass Moot Court Mid Western Regional Quarterfinalist


B.A., magna cum laude, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte,

North Carolina



South Carolina Bar

North Carolina Bar

U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina

U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina

United States Supreme Court



Bankruptcy Law Association

SC Women Lawyers’ Association

SC Workers’ Compensation Educational Association

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Board of Directors, The Pressley House

Member, First Nazareth Baptist Church

Homeowners’ Association President



• South Carolina Workers’ Compensation, Columbia, SC,

   September 26, 2006

• Dissecting a Workers’ Compensation Case, Columbia, SC,

   September 5, 2008

• Dissolution of The Second Injury Fund, 34th Annual Educational

   Conference on Workers’ Compensation, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina,

   October 19, 2010.

• Workers’ Compensation Law and Practice, Columbia, SC,

   June 28, 2011

• School Law Conference, Charleston, SC, August 28, 2011



The Second Injury Fund Sunrise 1973 - Sunset 2013, SOUTH CAROLINA LAWYER, May 2008



Transp. Ins. Co. and Flagstar Corp. v. SC Second Injury Fund, 389 S.C. 422, 699 S.E.2d 687 (S.C. 2010)


State Accident Fund v. SC Second Injury Fund, 388 S.C. 67, 693 S.E.2d 441 (S.C. App. 2010)


Carolinas Recycling Group v. SC Second Injury Fund, 398 S.C. 480, 730 S.E.2d 324 (S.C. App. 2012)


State Accident Fund v. SC Second Injury Fund, 762 S.E.2d 19, 409 S.C. 240 (S.C. 2014)


Latonya Dilligard Edwards


Latonya Dilligard Edwards attended Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Upon graduating from college, she attended The Ohio State University College of Law, where she served as Managing Editor of The Ohio State University Journal on Dispute Resolution and Chief Justice of the Lawyering Skills Program (Moot Court).  Latonya was also a Frederick Douglass Moot Court regional quarterfinalist.


After law school graduation, Latonya served as Federal Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard C. Erwin, Senior United States District Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina.  During her tenure as Federal Judicial Law Clerk, Latonya drafted a memorandum opinion that was a case of first impression in securities law.  In 1998, Latonya returned to South Carolina and served as Assistant County Attorney for Richland County, where she provided advice and counsel to the Human Resources Department, the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Planning Commission, and the Procurement Review Panel.  She also represented Richland County in state and federal courts.


Prior to opening her law practice, Latonya was General Counsel for two (2) state agencies and also served as Of Counsel for a local law firm. Latonya has successfully represented clients in mediation, arbitration, grievance hearings and state appellate courts. Latonya has been found qualified and twice nominated by the South Carolina Judicial Merit Selection Commission for the position of Administrative Law Court Judge. She is also a certified Circuit Court Mediator and has mediated cases through the Municipal Court system.