Robert S. Shelton

Attorney at Law

Rob Shelton is a Myrtle Beach eminent domain lawyer and has represented a large number of property owners in defense of eminent domain actions brought against them by government agencies such as the SCDOT.  Rob has also litigated many cases involving questions regarding easements, access rights, wetlands, and land use. Rob is also a certified mediator and has taken part in the successful resolution of many lawsuits by employing alternative dispute resolution principles.

Rob was born in Charleston, West Virginia in 1968 but was primarily raised in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Rob received his undergraduate degree from Coastal Carolina University, where he was active in the South Carolina Student Legislature, Chanticleer Student Newspaper, Student Government Association, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, and Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.  He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2000, where he served as the Associate Justice for Writing and Research for the Moot Court Bar and as manager of the National Moot Court competition team.

Rob sesrved as a member of the Chanticleer Athletic Foundation Board of Directors of Coastal Carolina University and on the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts Board of Visitors.  Rob is also a past Chairman of Coastal’s Alumni Association and served as the organization’s President from 2004 – 2008.  Rob is currently the Chair of the CCU Research Foundation and was recognized as Coastal’s 2009 Alumnus of the Year.

Rob is a strong supporter of Fostering Hope, which is a charitable organization founded by Tabby Shelton to support foster families and the children they serve.  He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tara Hall Home for Boys, and President of the Horry County Foster Parent Association.  Rob has also served as Chair of the City of Conway Elections Commission (1997-2004) and as a Judge on the Ecclesiastical Court of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina.

Rob has taught on the subject of and has explained the condemnation process to individuals and groups throughout coastal South Carolina.


Charleston, West Virginia


University of South Carolina, J.D. (2000); Coastal Carolina University, B.A. (1997)


South Carolina, 2000


  • South Carolina Bar Association (Member, Eminent Domain Subsection of Real Estate Section)
  • Horry County Bar Association

Practice Areas:

Appellate Practice
Civil Litigation
Contract Negotiations and Disputes
Easement and Real Property Litigation
Eminent Domain
EPA Enforcement Action Defense
Inverse Condemnation
Landlord / Tenant Matters
Municipal and Administrative Litigation
Property Rights
Real Estate Litigation
Regulatory Takings
Wetlands and Environmental Concern
Wetlands Litigation
Wetlands Permitting