Ralph Culpepper primarily focuses his practice in education law and employment litigation. He litigates at all levels, from state and federal trial courts to the appellate courts. A former educator with both a law degree and Masters in education policy, Ralph combines his knowledge of the day-to-day operations and challenges facing educational institutions with his tenacity in the courtroom to represent K-12 school districts, colleges and universities, private schools, charter schools, and education nonprofits.
Prior to practicing law, Ralph had the honor and privilege of clerking for the Honorable J. Michelle Childs in The United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. During his clerkship, he served as the judge’s right hand, managing trials and drafting proposed opinions resolving a variety of legal issues including constitutional issues, employment matters, product liability actions, tort cases, intellectual property disputes, and beyond.