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John D. Kornegay III

John Dunbar Kornegay III, “Johnny”, is an associate with Todd and Johnson. He focuses his work on estate and trust administration; estate planning; and guardianship/conservator matters. Johnny graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was a member of the South Carolina Law Review.

During law school, he was awarded the Albert C. Todd III Estate Planning Award, named after Al Todd, one of the founding partners of the firm. He was also awarded 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.

While also in law school, 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 Myrtle Beach. Prior to graduating, Johnny was inducted into the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Wig and the Robe.

Johnny is from Camden, South Carolina. He is also a licensed funeral director. In his spare time, Johnny likes to work out, read, and enjoy the outdoor activities that South Carolina offers. In addition to being a funeral director, he has worked as a roofer; a mascot for a local fast food chain; and in the restaurant industry. Johnny currently serves on the Kershaw County Library Board of Trustees and the Quaker Cemetery Association.

Admissions
  • South Carolina Bar Association
Education
  • 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.
Presentations
  • 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