Walt Barefoot’s practice focuses on workers’ compensation defense. Having focused on workers’ compensation defense since 1991, Walt has experience defending carriers and employers in South Carolina, and works with all types of claims. He regularly tries cases before the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission, and has also tried cases before the South Carolina Court of Appeals. Walt works closely with his clients to provide the best and most efficient service possible.

Walt is married with two children, and enjoys traveling with his family.

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation


  • University of South Carolina School of Law (JD)
  • Wofford College (BA)

Professional Memberships

  • South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association (Former Board Member)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (Board Member)
  • South Carolina Employers' Advocacy Association (Current President; 2020: Treasurer; 2021: Vice President)
  • South Carolina Bar Association (Former Chair - Workers’ Compensation Section Council)

Bar Admissions

  • 1991 South Carolina


  • Outstanding Eagle Award recipient by The National Scout Association (2020)
  • Leadership in Law Award recipient by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly (2010)

Community Involvement

  • Indian Waters Council Boy Scout (Current General Council)
  • Florence County Disabilities Foundation (Former Chairman)
  • South Carolina Employers' Advocacy Association (President)