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Brian P McElreath

Workers compensation Attorney at Mount Pleasant, SC

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2
Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    85%
    South Carolina Workers' Compensation Georgia Workers' Compensation Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Jones Act Defense Base Act

    13 years, 500 cases

  2. Admiralty and maritime
    15%
    Jones Act

My practice is devoted to the defense of employers and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation and Longshore claims and all extensions of the Longshore Act. I practice throughout the states of South Carolina and Georgia in the workers’ compensation context, and my Longshore and Defense Base Act practice extends nationwide. I handle all facets of these claims from the initial reporting of an accident and its investigation, through the discovery process to trial, and any appellate proceedings thereafter.

My clients include employers, manufacturers, carriers, shippers, maritime employers, stevedoring companies and defense contractors. I have been called upon to provide legal counsel in claims involving complex jurisdictional and coverage issues. My firm is designated statewide counsel for several manufacturers and stevedoring companies. The ability to practice law in South Carolina and Georgia, along with my Longshore claims experience, allows me to sort out the myriad of issues that arise from the concurrent jurisdiction that exists in South Carolina. My maritime practice includes all extensions of the Longshore Act, including the Defense Base Act.

Licensed for 13 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2021
Updated 10/03/2022
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2016
Updated 10/01/2022
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2012
Updated 11/03/2022
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/24/2022

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Brian P McElreath
503 Wando Park Blvd.
Suite 503
Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Luder, Larkin & Hunter
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Luzuriaga Mims, LLP
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Young Clement Rivers, LLP
  • 2009 - 2011

Education

  • Charleston School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of North Carolina, Asheville
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • John H. Venning, Jr. v. Ports America, Inc./Ports Insurance Company, Inc. and Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
  • Defense Verdict, Credit Owed to Employer/Carrier

Associations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association
  • Chair - Substantive Workers' Compensation Law Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Workers' Compensation Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • member
  • 2012 - Present
  • DOL-Joint Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Propellor Club of Charleston
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Maritime Association of South Carolina
  • Committee Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • A.V. Preeminent peer review rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America™ Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • A.V. Preeminent peer review rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • A.V. Preeminent peer review rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Longshore Conference
  • Longshore Jeopardy
  • 2015
  • Advanced South Carolina Workers' Compensation
  • Settlement Options Including MSA Considerations
  • 2015
  • Workers' Compensation Class
  • Defenses
  • 2014
  • Workers' Compensation Class
  • Practicing Workers' Compensation Defense
  • 2014
  • Workers' Compensation Class
  • Occupational Disease
  • 2014
  • Workers' Compensation Class
  • Jurisdiction, Informal Conferences, and Statutory Employers
  • 2014
  • South Carolina Workers' Compensation
  • Preparing Your Workers' Compensation Case
  • 2014
  • Workers' Compensation Class
  • Notice & Statute of Limitations
  • 2013
  • Workers' Compensation Class
  • What is an Injury by Accident
  • 2013
  • South Carolina Workers' Compensation Symposium
  • Case Law Update
  • 2013
  • South Carolina Workers' Compensation
  • Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Workers' Compensation
  • 2013
  • South Carolina Workers' Compensation
  • Case Law Update
  • 2013
  • Risk Management
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • 2013
  • Annual Longshore Conference
  • Longshore Jeopardy
  • 2013
  • Workers' Compensation Class
  • Medically Complex Cases
  • 2012
  • Workers' Compensation Class
  • Orders, Settlement, and Ending Claims
  • 2012
  • Workers' Compensation Class
  • South Carolina Workers' Compensation Defenses
  • 2012
  • Workers' Compensation Class
  • Forms, Practice, and Procedure
  • 2012
  • Practicing Law as a Business Class
  • Insurance Defense Practice
  • 2012
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Handling Concurrent Jurisdiction Longshore Claims
  • 2012
  • Administrative Law Class
  • Workers' Compensation Defense Practice
  • 2012
  • Workers' Compensation Class
  • South Carolina Workers' Compensation Settlement Process
  • 2011
  • Workers' Compensation Class
  • South Carolina Workers' Compensation Defenses
  • 2011
  • South Carolina Workers' Compensation
  • Preparing Your Workers' Compensation Case
  • 2011
  • South Carolina Workers' Compensation
  • Handling South Carolina Workers' Compensation Informal Conferences
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (41)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've worked against Brian on many cases and he always puts his client's interests first. He is hardworking and thorough, yet easy to work with and extremely knowledgeable of the law. You would be lucky to have Brian represent you."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 06
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 17
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Unknown Attorney | Jul 04
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Unknown Attorney | Jun 21
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Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brain is top notch workers compensation, long shore workers compensation and defense base act defense attorney. He is hardworking, honest and someone you can trust to follow through on anything he agrees to do. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer."
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Mount Pleasant Workers compensation Lawyer Brian P McElreath
Brian P McElreath
Workers compensation Attorney
Mount Pleasant, SC
Licensed for 13 years