Louis focuses his practice on litigation, mostly cases involving real estate related matters, title insurance and federal criminal defense.
In his civil practice, Louis represents clients in jury and non-jury trials and appeals in state and federal court. He has three decades of experience in complex real estate, title and title insurance cases, including representing title insurance companies in bad faith litigation, and other insurance coverage questions.
In his criminal practice, Louis represents people and businesses accused of federal crimes, both at trial and on appeal. This includes white-collar crimes and other complex cases like mail fraud, tax fraud, racketeering charges under RICO statues, fictitious securities charges and federal drug and gun offenses. He assists defendants who have already been arrested or indicted, and he advises people who might not be facing formal charges but who are or may be the subject of a federal law enforcement investigation or whom investigators wish to interview.
Louis’ extensive legal experience in civil cases involving business, mortgage and property disputes gives him a unique perspective in many white-collar cases. He also offers preventive guidance to individuals and businesses wanting to avoid future pitfalls.
Louis joined Callison Tighe in 1987, after serving four years on active duty in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, United States Navy. He served another 16 years in the Reserves and retired in 2005 as a Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, United States Navy Reserve.
- U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit, 1988
- U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1987
- District of Columbia, 1984
- South Carolina, 1982
- University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D. 1982, cum laude)
- The American University, Washington, D.C. (B.S. 1976, Criminal Justice)
- Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Insurance, 2016 to present; Lawyer of the Year, Litigation – Insurance, 2017; Litigation – Banking and Finance, 2019 to present; Litigation – Real Estate, 2019 to present
- Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Banking and Finance, 2021
- AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Ratings
- Legal Elite of the Midlands, 2014-15 by Columbia Metropolitan Magazine in field of criminal law.
- “1001 is the Loneliest Number: Material Matters in 18 U.S.C. 1001,” co-authored with Ian Duggan, July 2020 edition, South Carolina Lawyer magazine
- “Lawyer-Legislator Protection,” Viewpoint article, March 2014 edition, South Carolina Lawyer magazine
- Stewart Title Guaranty Company, Advanced Real Estate Seminar, “Claims”, with Callison Tighe partner Demetri “Jim” Koutrakos, February 2017
- Master-in-Equity Bench and Bar Conference, “Is a Remedy at Law an Adequate Remedy at Law? A discussion of Chase Home Finance, LLC v. Risher, 405 S.C. 202, 746 S.E.2d 471 (Ct. App. 2013)”, 2016
- Advanced Title Insurance Issues,- Claims and Defenses Under Title Insurance Policies, NBI December 9, 2015
- Panelist, May 2013, Office of the Federal Public Defender, District of South Carolina Continuing Legal Education Mini-Seminar covering the Criminal Justice Act.
DISCLAIMER: THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLES ARE INTENDED ONLY TO BE REPRESENTATIVE OF MR. LANG’S PRACTICE. MR. LANG IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS CONTENT. THESE EXAMPLES ARE NOT INTENDED TO AND CANNOT BE RELIED UPON TO PREDICT THE RESULTS IN ANY OTHER CASE.
- First Federal Savings Bank of Brunswick v. Stewart Title Guaranty Co., 317 S.C. 131, 451 S.E.2d 916 (Ct. App. 1994)
- TC X, Inc. v. Commonwealth Land Title Ins. Co., 928 F. Supp. 618 (D.S.C. 1995)
- Bennett v. Investors Title Ins. Co., 370 S.C. 578, 635 S.E.2d 649 (Ct. App. 2006)
- Robinson v. Estate of Harris, 378 S.C. 140, 662 S.E.2d 420 (Ct. App. 2008)
- S. C. Nat. Bank v. Devine Blossom, 321 S.C. 110, 467 S.E.2d 767 (Ct. App. 1996)
- Friarsgate, Inc. v. First Fed. Sav. and Loan Ass’n of S. C., 317 S.C. 452, 454 S.E.2d 901 (Ct. App. 1995)
- Lazerson v. Hilton Head Hosp., Inc., 312 S.C. 211, 439 S.E.2d 836 (1994)
- Gilstrap v. S. C. Budget and Control Bd., 310 S.C. 210, 423 S.E.2d 101 (1992)
- Glover v. Lewis, 299 S.C. 44, 382 S.E.2d 242 (1989)
- United States. v Johnson, 583 F.3d 466 (4th Cir. 2004)
- Sara Mae Robinson, et al. v. The Estate of Elouis Pinckney Harris, et al., 388 S.C. 645, 698 S.E.2d 299 (2010)
- Certus Bank, N.A. v. Twin Rivers Resorts, LLC, (Unpub. Op. No. 2016-UP-090) 2016 WL 757501 (Ct. App. 2016)
- United States v. Ath, 951 F.3d 179 (4th Cir. 2020)