The Background

Robert Bolchoz has practiced law for almost 30 years, enjoying stints in public service, private practice, and corporate America. His unique blend of experience provides him with keen insight into the problems, obstacles, and challenges faced by businesses and individuals in today’s world.

After graduating from The Citadel and the University of South Carolina School of Law, Robert spent eight years in public service, as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, Deputy District Attorney, and as the Chief Deputy Attorney General for the State of South Carolina. He prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases, including violent crimes, drug trafficking, and public corruption matters. Additionally, he managed expansive government organizations, overseeing the appropriate use of tax resources in the public interest and instituting strategies to advance the public policy initiatives of elected officials.

Robert first entered the private sector in 1998, accepting a position as special counsel to a South Carolina law firm. He represented major corporations from around the United States, including Microsoft and Aetna US Financial Services, individuals from across the state, elected officials including the Governor, and a U.S. presidential campaign.

In 1999, he became a vice president and in house counsel to one of his clients. Over the next ten years, Robert would manage government affairs in 12 states for ING US Financial Services and serve as Director of National Accounts, managing the company’s relationships with its largest institutional customers across the country. It was during this time that he obtained his Series 7 and 63 Securities Licenses.

In 2009, Robert departed corporate America in order to launch an unsuccessful campaign for Attorney General in the South Carolina Republican Primary. He garnered over 90,000 votes in the 2010 election and raised over $350,000.

In 2010, Robert opened his law practice in Columbia, South Carolina as a solo practitioner. At the request of South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, he again entered the public sector in 2016 to serve as the Chief Deputy Attorney General. Robert managed all aspects of the office for Attorney General Wilson.

Robert reopened his law practice in 2017, and continues to represent major corporations, including drug companies, manufacturers, utilities, and financial services companies, as well as elected officials, political organizations and campaigns, and individuals. He devises strategies to address regulatory and political challenges facing businesses and provides legal representation and consultation in numerous areas including white collar crime.

Robert Bolchoz is a recipient of South Carolina’s highest civilian honor, The Order of the Palmetto. He and his wife, Cheryl, live in Columbia, South Carolina and have four children. Morgan graduated from the University of South Carolina and was recently married. She and her husband Chris live in Charleston, South Carolina and she is involved in the sale of technology hardware to the federal government and military organizations. John attended the United States Naval Academy and is currently a lieutenant in the United States Navy serving as a nuclear power officer on a submarine. Angela recently obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Marquette University and is a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Paul is a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy.