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  I am a native of Charleston.  I received my primary education at  Charleston Day School and attended Porter Gaud High School  After graduation from Washington and Lee University, I entered the Masters in Public Administration Program at the College of Charleston.  It was a two year program and I decided to leave after a year to attend law school.

  I began working as a law clek in 1983 with a firm specializing in workers compensation and insurance defense work.  The firm offerd me a job in Birmingham Alabama upon graduation and when it merged with a firm in Mobile, I  was tansfered to Mobile and worked with an exceptional attorney in the field of medical malpractice defense.  I wanted to return to my home town and did so in 1987, leaving behind a great job.  I worked with the same firm in Charleston for over 21 years, including 13 years as managing attorney.  I co-founded Corrigan & Chandler  with Nelson Chandler in Febuary of 2010.  I am primarily a litigator having taken some 200 cases to a jury verdict and more to a ruling by a Judge or Comissoner.  I am a certified mediator and have conducted a number of them.

  When my work allows the time, I have a passion for Colonial American History and the European back stories which lead to the colonization of this Country by European powers.  I also study the Tudor and Stuart monarchs in England and the exiled senior branch of the British Royal family.

  I collect regional art and volunteer for a dog rescue organization. I am lucky to live on the coast and get out on a boat or to the beach with my dogs as often as possible.  I pretend to fish and prefer war stories about fishing more than the law.  I am passionately concerned about First Amendment Rights, especially free speach but handle cases in all SC courts on a wide variety of topics. Construction Law is a very active area of practice in this area along with product liability cases.  I enjoy the variety of cases.  I have excellent claims represetatives handling my insurance defense files.  Boredom is never an issue.

  It is a smaller part of my practice but the representation of small businesses in these uncertain economic times is very satisfying.  Historic Preservation Law, an off shoot of zoning and planning law, is also a fascinating area of the law.  If forced to define a specilaty, it is working to avoid litigation when best for my client, preparing cases for trial and being ready to try any case. 

If you have never visited Charleton, you should for the natural and man made beauty.  If you have any interest in history, forget the high school text book version and come see the real thing.  Travel advice is free.


Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 50%
    32 years, 500 cases
  2. Libel: 10%
    25 years, 50 cases
  3. Brain Injury: 10%
    25 years, 30 cases
  4. Trucking Accident: 5%
    31 years, 75 cases
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 



Hourly ($150-250/hour), contingent (33-40%), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Corrigan & Chandler LLC

16 Charlotte Street.
Suite B
Charleston, SC, 29403


SCAuthorized to practice law198603/18/2011
ALAuthorized to practice law198403/18/2011
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Recommened AttorneyBests Insurance Counsel1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberCorrigan & Chandler LLC2010 - Present
Member of LLCGrimball & Cabaniss, LLC1987 - 2011
AssociateClark Scott & Sullivan1984 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Art and History Commision of the City of CharlestonChaiman2008 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2002 - Present
South Carolina BarMember1999 - Present
Charleston County Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Alabama State BarMember1984 - Present
Preservation Society of CharlestonPast President1978 - Present
Defense Research Institute, Alternative Dispute Resolution CommitteeMember1998 - 2004
Defense Research and Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1990 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Erickson v. ShortDefense Verdict for my Client, large verdict aginst other defendants greatly reduced includeing voiding of 6 million dollar punitive damages claim by State Supreme Court
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Washington and Lee UniversityIntellectual HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Free SpeachFree Speech and the Impact of Torts2011