Laura Paris Paton

Partner / Charleston

Laura is a Partner in the Charleston office of Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP.  She is co-chair of the firm’s Construction Litigation Practice Group and a member of the firm’s General Liability Practice Group.  Laura holds an AV Preeminent Peer Review rating by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star 2014, 2016 and 2017.  Laura’s practice focuses primarily on Construction and Design Defect Litigation representing contractors and design professionals in both the development of various types of construction projects as well as in a variety of disputes. Further, Laura represents clients in the development of various types of construction projects where she enjoys negotiating agreements and drafting contract documents.  She also provides corporate and individual clients with exceptional legal services in the areas of product liability defense, personal injury defense, and premises liability defense. She has successfully developed and executed resolution plans representing corporate entities and individuals in dozens of pre-litigation disputes and litigated cases and is a certified mediator.

In addition to her practice with the firm, she is a published author, respected speaker, and avid volunteer.  She is a member of the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, leads the SCWLA Public Service Committee, serves on The CLM’s Diversity in Construction Committee, and is a member of the Elliottborough-Cannonborough Community Garden and Good Friends of the Lowcountry. She is a graduate of the South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy’s 2014 class.

Please click here for Laura Paton’s Partner Announcement Press Release.


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