J. Patrick Norris

Partner / Charleston

Patrick Norris is a partner with Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP and is based in Charleston, SC.  His practice focuses heavily on professional liability defense in large-scale, complex civil litigation, including malpractice claims and construction/design project disputes. He also practices in the commercial/general liability arena, including “dram shop,” fire, premises liability, and personal injury cases.  Patrick handles cases at the trial and appellate court levels.  He also provides “non-litigation” support to his clients, including contract drafting/review and legal advice related to emerging industry issues.  Patrick has a B.S. from Clemson University in Financial Management and a J.D. from Charleston School of Law.  He is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, the Charleston Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Claim and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) and the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association. Patrick has completed The Claims Litigation Management Alliance’s (“CLM”) three-year Claims College program and course exams in the School of Construction Claims.  Patrick has now obtained a Certified Claims Professional (CCP) designation from CLM.  Created and taught by some of the insurance industry’s best and brightest, the Claims College is instrumental in keeping practitioners like Patrick at the forefront of their fields.