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John D. Kornegay III

John Dunbar Kornegay III, “Johnny”, is an attorney with Todd and Johnson, LLP. Johnny focuses his practice on estate planning; estate and trust administration; business entity formation; and guardianship/conservator matters. He is licensed to practice law in both South Carolina and North Carolina.

Johnny graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2018. In law school he was a member of the South Carolina Law Review. Also in law school, he was awarded the Albert C. Todd III Estate Planning Award and the Joseph O. Rogers Award. He received CALI Awards for receiving the highest grades in the following courses: Property Law; Wills Trusts and Estates; Evidence; Federal Courts; and English Legal History. Additionally, Johnny completed an externship with South Carolina Circuit Court Judge, the Honorable G. Thomas Cooper, Jr.; clerked for the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office; and clerked for Bellamy Law Firm in their litigation department. Prior to graduating, Johnny was inducted into the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Wig and the Robe.

He also holds a Master Degree in Human Resources from the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina and a Bachelor Degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina.

Johnny is from Camden, South Carolina. He presently serves as a vestryman at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden, SC. He also was a member of the Quaker Cemetery Association and the Kershaw County Habitat for Humanity Board. He currently serves as a part time Associate Probate Judge for Kershaw County. Previously, he was a member of the Kershaw County Library Board of Trustees, where he held the position of Chairman and Secretary.

In his spare time, Johnny likes to work out, travel, read, and enjoy the outdoor activities that South Carolina offers. In addition to being a licensed South Carolina funeral director, he has worked as a roofer; a human resource consultant; a mascot for a local fast food chain; and in the restaurant industry.

  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • JD- USC, Magna Cum Laude 2018
  • MA- USC, Human Resources 2011
  • BA- USC, Psychology, Cum Laude 2010
Professional Organizations
  • Columbia Estate Planning Council
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Kershaw County Bar Association
Judicial Externship
  • Honorable G. Thomas Cooper, Jr.
  • Presenter- NBI Estate Administration from Start to Finish
  • LLR’s Estate planning Seminar
  • University of South Carolina School of Law Academic Success Panel for 1st Year Law Students
  • Book of Estate Planning Questions & Answers, Fourth Edition
  • An Overview of Estate Settlement in South Carolina
  • Legal Elite of the Midlands 2020