Attorney Profile

Workplace Health
Beth practiced environmental and workplace safety and health law for 18 years in a large international law firm before opening her own firm in January 2015. Prior to private practice, she worked in state government, including positions with two South Carolina governors and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Beth has represented clients from a wide range of industries, including manufacturing plants, pulp and paper mills, cement production facilities, real estate developers, waste management facilities, and electric utilities. She advises clients on compliance with environmental and workplace safety and health requirements, and defends clients in state and federal enforcement actions and citizen suits. Her experience includes cases arising under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, Superfund (CERCLA) and Community Right-to-Know (EPCRA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the South Carolina Hazardous Waste Management Act, and the South Carolina Pollution Control Act.

Honors and Awards:

  • Order of the Palmetto
  • Best Lawyers® 2005-Present; named as 2015 and 2020 Environmental Law
    "Lawyer of the Year" and 2016 Litigation - Environmental "Lawyer of
    the Year" for Columbia South Carolina
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers® (2017 - Present)
  • Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2014 - Present)

Admitted to Practice:

  • South Carolina
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, and District of Columbia Circuits
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Activities:

  • Chair, Atlantic Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Compact Commission
  • Environment and Natural Resources Section of the South Carolina Bar (Past Chair)
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce (Chair, Safety, Health & Security Committee; Member, Environmental Technical Committee)
  • Editorial Board, South Carolina Lawyer
  • Carolinas Air Pollution Control Association (Past President)


  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law (Order of Wig and Robe; Research Editor, South Carolina Law Review)
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of South Carolina (Phi Beta Kappa)

Contact Us

  • Law Offices of
    Elizabeth B. Partlow, LLC
    1800 Platt Springs Road
    West Columbia, South Carolina 29169
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