James E. L. Fickling graduated magna cum laude from the Citadel with a degree in history. As an undergraduate, Eddie was named to the Dean's List, the President's List and the Honor Council. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law where he was part of the Mock Trial Bar. He is licensed to practice law in South Carolina and North Carolina, and focuses his practice on workers' compensation defense, subrogation, civil litigation, and utilities law. Eddie is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, and the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Education Association.