Founding Partner
Mark T. Arden

Email: Mark Arden | Phone: 800-531-9780

Mark T. Arden is a partner of Chappell, Smith & Arden. His practice concentrates in the areas of workers’ compensation, complex litigation, personal injury and administrative law. Mark graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1986. In his years of practice, Mark has handled thousands of cases seeking justice for each client.

Admitted to Practice

• South Carolina, 1986

U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 1987

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1987

U.S. Supreme Court, 1991


University of South Carolina School of Law, JD, 1986

◦ Phi Alpha Delta

University of South Carolina, BA, Cum Laude, 1983

◦ Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Memberships, Awards and Accomplishments

South Carolina Bar Workers’ Compensation Section Council; Chairperson Elect 2012

Injured Workers’ Advocates, Past-President 2011, Executive Committee 2012

South Carolina Bar Workers’ Compensation Educational Association; Board of Directors 2012

South Carolina Association for Justice

Advocate Member Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group 2012

• Chairman SCWCC Ad Hoc Medical Service Provider Manual Advisory Committee; 2012

• Member SCWCC Ad Hoc Surgical Implant Advisory Committee; 2012

• Member SCWCC Ad Hoc Mediation Advisory Committee; 2012

• Member SCWCC Ad Hoc Pharmacy Fee Schedule Advisory Committee; 2012

• Inductee 2012 Legal Elite of the Midlands, Columbia Business Monthly

Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award 2013

• Co-author of Advanced Workers’ Compensation in South Carolina (National Business Institute, Inc. 1997)

• Anatomy of a Wage Loss Claim (Lorman Educational Services 2004)

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“Were you injured on the job? If so, make sure to notify your employer immediately. Most claims will be denied if your employer is not notified of your injury within 90 days of the date you knew you were injured. Do not give a statement to an insurance company without first speaking with a workers’ comp attorney. Call me and you can count on me to help you maximize your recovery.”