Turner Padget’s Construction Litigation Practice represents the gamut of players in the industry, from building product manufacturers to the contractors who build South Carolina’s houses, workplaces and hotels. Prior to joining the Construction Litigation Practice, our attorneys tried cases in a variety of other areas, developing considerable trial experience. As practitioners of construction law, we understand that these cases are complex and multifaceted, and that a successful outcome often relies upon whether or not the case is clearly explained to the judge and jury. Additionally, our attorneys have longstanding relationships with top expert witnesses crucial to success in complex construction litigation.
We provide both in-state and out-of-state clients with the expertise of a national law firm and the granular knowledge of local zoning, planning and inspection practices, the mindset of potential jury pools, opposing counsel and other local factors that influence legal strategy. Our practice works with insurance companies by responding day or night to document and investigate construction accident scenes, and we know the protocols for investigating serious building defects, such as mold, that appear after construction is complete. From contract claims to delay claims, Turner Padget’s Construction Litigation Practice Group works with clients to assess each case based on our client’s specific situation and we use our vast pool of resources to fully support our client from every angle.
- Represented a construction firm that was unable to collect from the owner for costs it incurred due to change orders and other problems beyond its control while installing HVAC equipment for renovation. The owner contended that our client, as a subcontractor, could not directly pursue the claim, so Turner Padget made a presentation to the South Carolina Procurement Review Panel on our client’s behalf. Our successful presentation resulted in a favorable ruling that led to the settlement the claim on the eve of trial, with the owner paying for most of the claims.
- Currently defending a client and its bonding company, in matters brought by a subcontractor and the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), related to alleged delays in the demolition and replacement of a bridge.
- In a case that was brought to trial, received a defense verdict on indemnity and contribution claims brought against our client by a general contractor. The client had faced liability for up to $2.3 million related to the Daniel's Landing project.
- Successfully represented a fire door manufacturer in a closely-watched lawsuit involving the deaths of nine City of Charleston firefighters at a Sofa Super Store, by showing that the alleged failure of the doors were not the result of design and manufacturing problems and did not contribute to the deaths.