Bryant Caldwell practices in Womble Bond Dickinson’s Columbia office where he has represented vertically integrated electric and natural gas utilities in general retail rate proceedings, integrated resource planning proceedings, the creation and regulatory approval of green source tariffs, and investigations into winter storm resiliency. Bryant also represents water and sewer utilities in issues involving wholesale contracts and territorial service rights. He has represented banks, self-directed IRA custodians, lenders, large and small businesses, school districts, and local government agencies in litigated matters before state and federal courts, as well as matters before the South Carolina Court of Appeals. Additionally, Bryant has facilitated social media brand sponsorship deals for influencers, a few of which include ABC’s The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise reality TV stars Jordan Kimball and Nick Spetsas. In his brief acting career, he appeared in the Season 2 finale of Stephen King’s “Mr. Mercedes.”
In September 2022, Bryant was confirmed by the South Carolina Legislature as a Commissioner on the State Ethics Commission for the term of 2022 to 2027. The Ethics Commission conducts investigations in response to complaints filed against members and candidates of the General Assembly as well as those filed against elected and appointed state and local public officials.
Prior to joining the firm, Bryant served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty of the South Carolina Supreme Court, and he also clerked for the South Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee and for South Carolina State Senator Gerald Malloy where he advised state leadership on complex legal issues including, but not limited to, constitutional law, business law, and tort law.
Bryant enjoys traveling throughout the country to visit family and friends. In addition to his travels, he is a self-proclaimed doughnut connoisseur, juggles, and reads about cryptocurrency.
Professional and Civic Activities
- South Carolina State Ethics Commission
- South Carolina Bar Association
- South Carolina Black Lawyers Association
- Participant, Riley Diversity Leadership Institute of Furman University
- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Honors and Awards
- Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America (BL Rankings), Commercial Litigation, 2021 - Present
- Recognized in Columbia Business Monthly's Legal Elite, Appellate, Business Litigation, Product Liability, 2023
Prior Legal Experience
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Donald W. Beatty, Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, 2017 – 2019
- Staff Attorney, South Carolina Supreme Court, 2016
- Law Clerk to the Honorable D. Craig Brown, 2015 – 2016
- Law Clerk, Mickle and Bass LLC, 2014
- Law Clerk, South Carolina Senate Judiciary, 2013 – 2015
- Law Clerk, Malloy Law Firm, 2012 – 2013