Ed Bell awarded Order of the Palmetto

On Monday, June 7th, Georgetown Attorney, Ed Bell, received the state’s highest civilian honor, the Order of the Palmetto from Governor Henry McMaster in a Statehouse ceremony.

“The work he has done at the law school [in Charleston], with his law practice, with his philanthropy and with lifting people up is a record that is very difficult to exceed in South Carolina,” McMaster said.

Bell, who serves as president of the Charleston School of Law and is credited with rescuing it from potential closure a few years ago, is also an owner of Garden and Gun magazine and the Charleston City Paper. He and his family reside in Georgetown, South Carolina.