Joseph O. Burroughs Jr.

Joseph O. Burroughs Jr.

Conway, South Carolina

Joseph O. Burroughs, Jr. is a 1972 honors graduate of Clemson University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. He was awarded a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1978. He has practiced law in South Carolina since 1979, and is a longtime member of the Family Court Advisory Committee. He is also a certified, experienced Family Court mediator with more than 15 years of experience in mediation. In addition to being an experienced mediator, he has served as a Guardian ad litem in numerous domestic cases. He holds the AV ® Preeminent rank from Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Ratings, which is the "highest level of professional excellence."

Born on September 16, 1950, he is native of Conway. He is a member of the Horry County Bar Association and the South Carolina Bar Association, in which he serves as a member of the family court section. He is also licensed to practice law in U.S. District Court.

He presently serves on the board of the Horry County Higher Education Commission and the Conway Advisory Board of Crescent Bank. He is also a former member of the City of Conway's Board of Zoning Appeals and a former member of the City Planning Commission. He is a founding member of the Waccamaw Sertoma Club, and is a former board member and president of the club. He is also a lifetime member of Kingston Presbyterian Church, where he has served as deacon, elder and trustee. He and his family live in Conway.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Domestic Relations
  • Divorce and Related Issues
  • Adoptions
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Certified Family Law Mediator

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Court mediator

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1979
  • U.S. District Court
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1979


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D. - 1978
  • Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
    • B.S. cum laude - 1972
    • Honors: With Honors

Representative Clients

  • Altman Tractor Co., Inc.
  • C B L Management, Incorporated
  • Worsley Oil Company, Incorporated

Honors and Awards

  • AV ® Preeminent Rank from Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings, which is the "Highest Level Of Professional Excellence."

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Horry County Bar Association, Member
  • South Carolina Bar Association, Family Court Section, Member
  • Family Court Advisory Committee, Longtime Member
  • City of Conway's Board of Zoning Appeals, Former Member
  • City Planning Commission, Former Member
  • Horry County Higher Education Commission, Board Member
  • Conway Advisory Board of Crescent Bank, Board Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Founding Member, Waccamaw Sertoma Club
  • Former Board Member, Waccamaw Sertoma Club
  • President, Waccamaw Sertoma Club
  • Lifetime Member, Kingston Presbyterian Church
  • Kingston Presbyterian Church, Deacon, elder and trustee


  • Sigma Nu