The Background

Robert Bolchoz has enjoyed a 20 year career developing strategies for managing government regulation, politics, criminal prosecutions, and crises impacting businesses and individuals. He has also devised plans for business development in South Carolina and across the United States. Having served in both the public and private sectors provides Robert with an understanding of the obstacles faced by businesses and individuals in today’s difficult environment.

Robert’s initial experience in public service came upon graduation from The Citadel in 1986, when he accepted a position as a Law Clerk in the office of former South Carolina Governor Carroll A. Campbell, III while attending Law School at the University of South Carolina. He continued his efforts in public service during stints as an Assistant Solicitor and Deputy Solicitor in Charleston, South Carolina during the early 1990s. In the Solicitor's Office Robert prosecuted violent criminals, drug traffickers, and corrupt public officials. He was also appointed Special Assistant United States Attorney to assist in the prosecution of public corruption matters being pursued at the Federal level.

In 1995 Robert and his family moved to Columbia, South Carolina, where he served as Chief Deputy Attorney General to former Attorney General Charlie Condon. For three years he managed the Attorney Generalʼs Office, coordinated the efforts of dozens of attorneys across the State, and served as Condonʼs point man on key law enforcement initiatives and civil regulatory matters.

In 1998 Robert entered the private practice of law. For two years he represented a number of major corporations conducting business in South Carolina, assisted individual citizens in a broad range of legal matters, and continued his involvement in the public sector and government, representing Former Governor David Beasley and serving as Counsel to President George Bushʼs campaign in South Carolina.

In 2000, Robert began a nine year stint in corporate America, serving first as Vice President and Counsel in the American Division of a major international banking and financial services company. In 2005 he moved from the law department into a key business unit of the company, obtained Series 7 and 24 securities licenses, and managed many of the companyʼs major customer accounts across the United States.

In 2009, Robert departed corporate America to pursue a long time goal to serve the State of South Carolina as its Attorney General. He garnered over 90,000 votes in the Republican Primary. He currently practices law in Columbia, South Carolina and works with companies and individuals around the United States, helping them navigate complex business and regulatory environments as they seek to grow their businesses.

Robert is a recipient of the Order of the Palmetto. He and his wife Cheryl live in Columbia, South Carolina and have 4 children. Morgan graduated from the University of South Carolina and currently lives and works in Columbia, South Carolina. John attended the United States Naval Academy and is an officer in the United States Navy. Angela attends Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she is studying Nursing. And Paul is a junior at Cardinal Newman School in Columbia.