David Sojourner

Attorney, InterActive Legal Advisor

David C. Sojourner, Jr. is a shareholder in the firm of  Sojourner Caughman & Thomas in Columbia, South Carolina and has been licensed to practice law in South Carolina since 1986.  Dave has been certified as a Taxation Specialist and an Estate Planning and Probate Specialist by the South Carolina Supreme Court.  Dave focuses his practice in the areas of complex estate and gift tax planning, wealth transfer planning, and business succession planning strategies for individuals, professionals, landowners, and family-owned businesses.  

Dave is a Fellow in The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel where he serves on the Business Planning Committee.  He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Trusts and Estates 2003 to present) and South Carolina Super Lawyers (Estate Planning and Probate – 2008 to present). 

Dave has extensive experience in assisting clients in developing and implementing effective estate planning solutions, including multi-generational trust planning, planning for family business entities, and charitable giving strategies. 

Dave has served as president of the Columbia Estate Planning Council and the Southern Federal Tax Institute and as chairman of other professional organizations including the Estate Planning and Probate Specialization Advisory Board, the South Carolina Bar Tax Section, and the South Carolina Supreme Court’s Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. He currently serves as a member of the board of trustees of the Southern Federal Tax Institute, the Congaree Land Trust, and the Heathwood Hall Episcopal School Foundation. He is a former senior warden of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, a former chairman of the board of trustees of the Central Carolina Community Foundation, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, and Trinity Cathedral Foundation and a former member of the board of trustees of Providence Hospitals.


  • Clemson University – B.S. (Economics) 1983
  • University of South Carolina School of Law – J.D. 1986
  • New York University School of Law LL.M. (Taxation) 1987

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