J. Patrick Norris

Partner / Charleston

Patrick practices out of the Charleston, SC office and focuses on trial and appellate work.  Patrick’s practice focuses primarily on professional liability defense in large-scale, complex civil litigation, including malpractice claims and construction/design project disputes.  He also practices heavily in the commercial/general liability arena, including construction defectpremises liability, and personal injury cases, as well as collection actions for contractors/designers.  Patrick also provides “non-litigation” support to many of his clients, including contract drafting/review and legal advice related to emerging industry issues.

Patrick graduated cum laude from Clemson University with a degree in Financial Management and graduated summa cum laude 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 recently graduated from CLM’s three-year Claims College program in the School of Construction Claims and received a Certified Claims Professional (CCP) designation.  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.  Every year since 2016, Patrick has been selected as one of the Super Lawyers Rising Stars® in SC.  This esteemed rating is peer nominated, where no more than 2.5% of attorneys in each state are named.  In his spare time, Patrick enjoys writing and playing music, playing golf, and traveling with his wife and three children.