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Jonathan A. Marcantel

Professor of Law
Jonathan A. Marcantel joined the Charleston School of Law faculty in August 2011. Prior to joining the faculty, Marcantel served as the Associate Dean of Assessment at the Lincoln Memorial University-Duncan School of Law.

Experience & Activities

Marcantel graduated from the College of Charleston, cum laude, with B.A.s in political science and history. Thereafter, Marcantel graduated, cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law. While in law school, Marcantel interned for the Honorable Jean Hoefer Toal, Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court (ret.), and served as a research editor on the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate & Trust Journal. 

After law school, Marcantel clerked for the Honorable William L. Howard Sr., South Carolina Court of Appeals Judge (ret.). Subsequently he was an associate attorney at Finkel & Altman, LLC, where he was statewide local defense counsel for a variety of major, national financial institutions as well as exclusive statewide local defense counsel for an international software company.

Professor Marcantel’s scholarship interests include Contracts, Corporations, Payment Systems, Secured Transactions, and Consumer Protection Law.


  • J.D., cum laude, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • B.A., cum laude, College of Charleston