David S. Cobb

David S. Cobb

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David Cobb has 30 years of experience successfully defending construction defect claims, personal injury lawsuits, business litigation, and insurance coverage opinions.

He has tried numerous jury cases to verdict as the lead attorney in state and federal courts throughout South Carolina and has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. David is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and David also has been certified as a South Carolina state court mediator since 2004.

David represents general contractors, subcontractors, architects, and product manufacturers, including products liability claims, exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS)/synthetic, stucco claims,warranty claims, and class actions. Further, David has successfully defended automobile accident, premises liability, and other negligence lawsuits. He also has considerable experience with insurance coverage issues and declaratory judgment actions for construction and personal injury claims.

David was graduated from Furman University (Greenville, SC) with a degree in political science, magna cum laude. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was a member of Furman’s 1988 NCAA I-AA National Champion football team. David obtained his law degree from the University of South Carolina in 1993.

He has served as the Charleston Furman Club president since 2000 and is a member of the Furman Sports Network’s television and radio broadcast crew for Paladin football games. David also has served as the public address announcer for Airport High School (West Columbia, SC) football games since 1991 and has coached the Fort Dorchester High School (North Charleston, SC) mock trial team since 2003.


  • Defended multi-million dollar construction projects for GC, subcontractors and product manufacturers.
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of an alleged multi-million dollar claim for the manufacturer of precast, post-tensioned concrete products.
  • Defended developers, general contractors and subcontractors in construction defects litigation.
  • Represented window manufacturers and other product manufacturers in construction defects litigation.
  • Served as coverage counsel for numerous insurers before and after declaratory judgment actions filed.

Personal Injury

  • Obtained summary judgment for an international retailer in a lawsuit arising out of the abduction and murder of a Horry County resident.
  • Successfully settled a lawsuit against a video poker operator arising out of the death of a 10-day old child that occurred while her mother played video poker games.
  • Obtained a successful trial verdict defending a grocery store chain in a RSD/complex regional pain syndrome lawsuit.
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1993
  • Furman University, B.A., 1990, Magna Cum Laude
  • South Carolina Bar, 1993

Professional or Industry Involvement

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association (Board of Directors, 2017-2020)
  • DRI (Construction Section, Member, 2004-Present)
  • South Carolina Bar Trial and Appellate Advocacy Section (Member, 2008-Present)
  • American Bar Association (Member)

Community or Pro Bono Involvement

  • Furman University Alumni (Board of Directors, 2004-2009)
  • Charleston Furman Club (President, 2000-Present)
  • Furman University Paladin Club (Board of Directors)
  • Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year”, Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants, 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year”, Insurance Law, 2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™-AV Preeminent ® Judicial Edition
  • Leadership Charleston (Member, 2001)
  • Diversity Leadership Academy Lowcountry of South Carolina (Member, 2006)
  • Airport High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame, 2012
  • Certified Civil Court Mediator and Arbitrator, Supreme Court of South Carolina, 2004
  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation, Defendants, 2018-2024
  • Best Lawyers in America, Construction Litigation, 2018-2024
  • Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law, 2018-2024



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