Colin V. Ram

Charleston Personal Injury Attorney

Colin represents individuals and families in a wide range of trial-level tort, civil rights, and fraud cases.  He has successfully represented clients in complex litigation involving novel issues of law and challenging discovery issues.  Because the nature of his practice often requires him to tackle difficult legal problems other lawyers shy away from, he brings to each case a level of determination and creativity to help seek out a just result for his clients.

Prior to joining the McLeod Law Group, Colin spent almost a decade litigating complex civil and criminal matters at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Washington, D.C, where he handled dozens of high-profile cases for individuals and large multi-national companies.  While at Skadden, Colin successfully litigated numerous fraud cases brought under the False Claims Act and other federal statutes by individual qui tam relators and the U.S. Department of Justice, including Medicare and corporate fraud cases.

Colin is widely regarded by his peers as a highly skilled litigator and, in 2018, he was named a “Rising Star” in Washington, D.C. by Super Lawyers magazine.  He received his J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2008, where he graduated magna cum laude and served as an editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review.  He received his B.A. from American University in 1996.  He is licensed to practice law in South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Before becoming an attorney, Colin served as an enlisted Intelligence Specialist in the U.S. Navy Reserve, providing terrorism and threat assessments for naval forces transiting hostile regions.

He was also a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, where he traded complex financial derivative instruments on the trading floor and on various worldwide exchanges.

Colin is active in charitable and community endeavors as well, including serving on the board of directors of the Oda Foundation, a non-profit organization that develops health and education initiatives for impoverished children, and as President of the Law Council of Washington and Lee University.  He is also a private pilot and enjoys flying around the state when not practicing law.

Education
  • American University, 1996
  • Washington and Lee, magna cum laude, 2008
Bar Admissions
  • South Carolina, 2017
  • Virginia, 2008
  • Washington DC, 2009
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2009
  • United States District Court, District of Columbia, 2015
  • United States Ninth Court of Appeals, 2014
  • United States Supreme Court, 2017