David A. Root



With more than two decades of experience practicing government and business law, David Root brings an invaluable combination of experience and enthusiasm to King Kozlarek Root.

Prior to joining the firm, David served as the County Attorney for Oconee County, South Carolina. Through his work as Oconee’s in-house corporate counsel, David became well-versed in various government practice areas. From assessment issues to zoning and land use matters, David helped guide the County as it navigated the many and varied obstacles a local government routinely encounters. Further, before accepting the position with Oconee County, David spent many years in private practice in Charleston, South Carolina, where he assisted numerous government and business entities with transactions, corporate issues, litigation avoidance, and civil litigation.

Representing organizations as both in-house and outside counsel, in transactional and litigation matters, has given David a unique skill set that he employs in the furtherance of King Kozlarek Root’s mission – To propel our clients toward success and opportunity and to positively contribute to the communities around us – To make a difference!

Licensed: SC

Practice Areas

  • Government Counsel
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate


Juris Doctor 1996, University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina

Bachelor of Science, Sociology 1993, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina