Laura Paris Paton

Partner / Charleston

Laura is a Partner in the Charleston office of Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP.  She is co-chair of the Construction Litigation Practice Group, chair of the Diversity Committee, and a member of the General Liability Practice Group. 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.  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 (SCWLA), co-chairs the SCWLA committee for the Positioning of Women for Empowerment & Recognition (POWER), serves on The CLM’s Diversity in Construction Committee, serves as Vice-President of the Cannonborough-Ellioborough Neighborhood Association, 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, holds an AV Preeminent Peer Review rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star 2014, 2016 and 2017.

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