Patrick is a litigation Partner with Copeland, Stair, Kingma & Lovell, LLP. He is a 1998 graduate of Clemson University (B.S. in Financial Management – cum laude). He received his J.D. from Charleston School of Law (summa cum laude), winning numerous awards in Legal Research and Writing, Contracts, Domestic Relations, and Damages. Patrick’s practice focuses primarily on liability defense of contractors, developers, business owners, and professionals (such as architects, engineers, and attorneys) in large-scale, complex civil litigation, including malpractice claims and construction/design project disputes. Patrick also practices in the commercial/general liability arena, including “dram shop,” fire, premises liability, and personal injury cases. He handles cases at the trial and appellate court levels. Patrick also provides “non-litigation” support to his clients, including contract drafting/review and legal advice related to emerging industry issues. Patrick is a father of three, a songwriter, and an avid golfer.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Multiple CALI Awards - Highest Performer||Charleston School of Law||2009|
|Partner||Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP||2009 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Claims and Litigation Management Alliance||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association||2010 - Present|
|South Carolina Bar||2009 - Present|
|The Critical Path-Construction Law Committee Newsletter (DRI, Defense Research Institute)||Death, Taxes and the Business of Expert Witnesses||2015|
|The Good, The Bad & The Unpublished||The Good, The Bad & The Unpublished||2014|
|South Carolina Lawyer magazine||Defamation in South Carolina. A Primer on Damages and Defenses||2009|
|Charleston School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Clemson University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1998|
|American Institute of Architects||Architect Registration Exam/Legal Primer||2014|
|Contractual Issues and Common Legal Pitfalls Related to Building Enclosure||Contractual Issues and Common Legal Pitfalls Related to Building Enclosure||2012|
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