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The Construction Law Practice Group at Clement Rivers, LLP is an effective team of experienced trial lawyers who have a deep and comprehensive understanding of the issues challenging clients involved in construction related disputes.

The team has the skill and resources to address all issues associated with the construction industry in South Carolina, with a commitment to seeking early and cost efficient resolution of construction claims.

The group handles a broad range of construction related claims including:

  • Defective design and/or construction
  • Surety law (public, private, and Miller Act bonds)
  • Breach of contract
  • Mechanics liens
  • Construction liens
  • Litigation involving:
    • Condominiums
    • Resort communities
    • Parking garages
    • Hotels
    • Office buildings
    • Single family dwellings

The firm represents individuals and businesses, including:

  • Insurance companies
  • Banks
  • Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Third party administrators (TPAs)
  • Property owners associations
  • Property managers


The group’s attorneys are not only seasoned trial lawyers, but also business people, who understand that the best resolution to a dispute is often found outside of the courtroom. Many cases are resolved through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods of mediation and arbitration. Attorneys in the group are formally trained as mediators.

General Tips

Questions about insurance coverage or faulty construction cases?

Read Construction Law Tips for more information.

Articles and Case Studies

“Proposed South Carolina Planned Community Act (PCA) Executive Summary” (Dated January 2009) – by Joseph E. DaPore