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Attorney Paul L. Held has been practicing law in Sumter, South Carolina for over 26 years and established the Law Office of Paul L. Held in 1989.  He graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 1982 and received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina in 1985.

Attorney Paul Held provides outstandingly affordable legal services to Sumter, Clarendon, Kershaw, Florence, Richland, Lexington and many other neighboring counties. 

He is married to Attorney Margaret McClurkin-Held.  They have three sons, Hardin, George and Lawson.



For more than 25 years, Paul Held has represented the residents of Sumter, Kershaw, Richland, Florence, and other counties across the state. Believing in the motto “Everyone deserves legal representation, no matter the size of their budget,” Paul Held provides affordable counsel from his Sumter law firm, The Law Office of Paul L. Held. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law. Along with bankruptcy, Paul Held performs as a  family law attorney featuring inexpensive divorce, child support, alimony modification and collection, adoption, and custody agreements. Those struggling with overwhelming debt can also turn to The Law Office of Paul L. Held to defend them against foreclosure, credit card companies, and creditors. Trained in bankruptcy law, Paul Held assists clients declaring Chapter 7 liquidation or Chapter 13 reorganization bankruptcy. Additional offerings include drafting wills and deeds. To arrange a free initial consultation with Paul Held, call (803) 233-3431 or (803) 775-6669. 

Contact Us


​(Divorce only may be charged $45.00 initial consult)

803 775-6669

LAW Office of Paul L Held

138 N Main Street

Sumter SC 29150



Areas of Practice


Family Law​

Criminal Law​

Child Care Law​​​​​

Notary Public​​​​​​​​​



Everyone deserves legal representation regardless of the size of their budget!





138 N. Main Street
PO Box 521
Sumter , SC 29151

ph: 803-233-3431
fax: 803-774-0153
alt: 803-775-6669


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