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Stephen L. Brown

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Stephen L. Brown is the chair of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Appellate Practice Group. He has practiced with the firm since graduating from law school in 1993.

Overview of Stephen’s Practice

Throughout his career, Stephen has maintained a broad-based and active practice, encompassing many areas of law at all procedural levels.

  • He has counseled and represented individuals and entities in the resolution of numerous varieties of disputes.
  • He has a wealth of trial experience and a track record of success in cases litigated in the state and federal court systems.
  • He has effectively managed complex litigation.
  • He also regularly participates in means of alternative dispute resolution, which often yields beneficial results for his clients while avoiding prolonged court proceedings.

Insurance Practice

Stephen has extensive knowledge and experience relating to insurance coverage and claims practices. He regularly

  • offers coverage opinions to carriers
  • pursues declaratory judgments
  • defends insurers against allegations of bad faith


In his more than 20 years of practice, Stephen has been involved in hundreds of appeals before South Carolina’s appellate courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and he oversees nearly every appellate matter originating from within the firm.

In addition to appeals generated from within the firm, Stephen is frequently engaged to handle appeals originating with other firms, carriers, and clients. He has also been called upon to initiate actions in the original jurisdiction of the South Carolina Supreme Court as well as prepare amicus curiae briefs before the state’s appellate courts in matters of particular public importance.

Corporate Practice

Since 1993, Stephen has served as corporate counsel to the Town of Seabrook Island, South Carolina. He has extensive knowledge of municipal law and related matters.

Admitted to practice

  • South Carolina, 1993


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1993
  • Clemson University, B.A., 1989


  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Articles / case studies

  • Trying the Allocation Case in For the Defense