What And Who Our Law Firm Represents


Our Mission

Attorneys Lee Eadon Isgett Popwell & Owens have a long history of service to clients in need of representation due to injuries occasioned by no fault of their own and who are often unable to adequately speak for themselves against large well financed corporate interests. Our law firm hopes that because of the quality of service performed, clients will want to return and to refer friends and family members with similar needs to us.

We are a law firm that is proud of its heritage, ethics, and accomplishments. We hope the way we conduct ourselves will reflect favorably both on ourselves individually, and our profession as a whole.

Attorneys Lee Eadon Isgett Popwell & Owens accepts referrals of cases from other attorneys within the ethical and professional guidelines established by the American Bar Association and the South Carolina State Bar Association.

Our Three Point Pledge To Our Clients

  1. We are dedicated to providing you with quality legal service, regardless of the size of your claim.
  2. You will deal with friendly, competent, and caring members and staff.
  3. We will always deal with you in a personal, hands-on manner.

Our History

Our founding partner was Luther M. Lee (1923-1996), who attended the University of South Carolina after serving in the United States Army during World War II. Upon admission to the South Carolina Bar in 1951, Mr. Lee went to work for Gary Paschal. Mr. Paschal’s colorful career included serving as Mayor Pro Tem of Columbia and as a freedom fighter in South America. Mr. Paschal’s primary focus was on criminal defense and Mr. Lee developed the personal injury side of the practice, in addition to handling criminal and domestic matters.

Sherod Eadon joined the firm as an attorney in 1981, after having previously worked under Mr. Lee as a law clerk in the 1970’s. Mr. Eadon continued to build the firm’s growing personal injury practice which included workers’ compensation claimsauto and trucking accidents, and medical malpractice claims.


In 1983, Chris Isgett was hired to help with the growing practice. Mr. Isgett previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable E.C. Burnett. Mr. Isgett handled criminal, family and civil cases in his early career. He continues to primarily focus on workers’ compensation and auto and trucking accidents.

Gary Popwell began his legal career as a law clerk with the firm. He worked as an associate before joining the firm as a partner in 1990. Mr. Popwell focuses on civil trial work including auto and trucking accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, and workers’ compensation.

Brett Owens was also a law clerk with the firm and now is a partner who handles civil work and social security disability.

The firm continues the tradition started by Luther Lee of representing injured plaintiffs. Attorneys Lee Eadon Isgett Popwell & Owens represent clients who have been injured in auto and trucking accidents, workers’ compensation accidents, medical errors, and defective products. We also are here to help clients receive social security disability.

Our Associations

  • American Trial Lawyers
  • Carolina Alumni Association
  • Democratic Party of South Carolina
  • Richland County Court System
  • South Carolina Education Association
  • Trial Lawyers Association
  • Social Security Administration
  • South Carolina Court System
  • South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission
  • Historic Columbia

At LEIP Law, every single client is important. We will never shun a client who is filing a smaller claim in favor of a client who has a much larger case. One of the reasons we can continually carry out this objective is because our attorneys are true advocates of the law and thoroughly enjoy their job.

Having a long-rooted history in the local vicinity has helped make LEIP Law a pillar of the community. That has made our law firm more than just a team of lawyers, but also proud ambassadors of the law. We also pride ourselves on being a law firm that is involved in community efforts as we continually find ways to contribute to the good of the overall community.

LEIP Law has accumulated many courtroom victories and successful negations that avoided a courtroom altogether. This has been accomplished by working on prominent cases, I addition to working on individual cases that end I justice for local residents. When someone is negligent or liable for a personal injury, we are glad to step in and help clients get the financial compensation they should rightfully receive. Interpreting and helping to carry out the law has been a great source of pride for many years at LEIP Law.

For residents who are not looking for just another law firm columbia sc has to offer, it would be in their best interest to contact one of our associates so we can get started on bringing the complete and satisfying LEIP Law experience to them.

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