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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.


Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 85%
    7 years, 500 cases
  2. Maritime: 15%


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  • Patrick L. Jennings

    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.


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Contact info

503 Wando Park Blvd.
Suite 503
Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464


VAAuthorized to practice law201604/05/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 201207/15/2016
SCGood Standing200903/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
A.V. Preeminent peer review ratingMartindale-Hubbell2016
Best Lawyers in America™ Workers’ Compensation Law – EmployersBest Lawyers2016
A.V. Preeminent peer review ratingMartindale-Hubbell2015
A.V. Preeminent peer review ratingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLuder, Larkin & Hunter2015 - Present
AttorneyLuzuriaga Mims, LLP2011 - 2014
AttorneyYoung Clement Rivers, LLP2009 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia State BarMember2016 - Present
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesMember2015 - Present
Southeastern Admiralty Law InstituteMember2012 - Present
DOL-Joint Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
State Bar of Georgiamember2012 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Workers' Compensation Law SectionMember2012 - Present
Maritime Association of South CarolinaCommittee Member2009 - Present
Propellor Club of CharlestonMember2009 - Present
South Carolina Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Charleston County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
John H. Venning, Jr. v. Ports America, Inc./Ports Insurance Company, Inc. and Director, Office of Workers' Compensation ProgramsDefense Verdict, Credit Owed to Employer/Carrier
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Charleston School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of North Carolina, AshevilleEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Longshore ConferenceLongshore Jeopardy2015
Advanced South Carolina Workers' CompensationSettlement Options Including MSA Considerations2015
Workers' Compensation ClassDefenses2014
Workers' Compensation ClassPracticing Workers' Compensation Defense2014
Workers' Compensation ClassOccupational Disease2014
Workers' Compensation ClassJurisdiction, Informal Conferences, and Statutory Employers2014
South Carolina Workers' CompensationPreparing Your Workers' Compensation Case2014
Workers' Compensation ClassNotice & Statute of Limitations2013
Workers' Compensation ClassWhat is an Injury by Accident2013
South Carolina Workers' Compensation SymposiumCase Law Update2013
South Carolina Workers' CompensationPotential Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Workers' Compensation2013
South Carolina Workers' CompensationCase Law Update2013
Risk ManagementEvidence Based Medicine2013
Annual Longshore ConferenceLongshore Jeopardy2013
Workers' Compensation ClassMedically Complex Cases2012
Workers' Compensation ClassOrders, Settlement, and Ending Claims2012
Workers' Compensation ClassSouth Carolina Workers' Compensation Defenses2012
Workers' Compensation ClassForms, Practice, and Procedure2012
Practicing Law as a Business ClassInsurance Defense Practice2012
Monthly MeetingHandling Concurrent Jurisdiction Longshore Claims2012
Administrative Law ClassWorkers' Compensation Defense Practice2012
Workers' Compensation ClassSouth Carolina Workers' Compensation Settlement Process2011
Workers' Compensation ClassSouth Carolina Workers' Compensation Defenses2011
South Carolina Workers' CompensationPreparing Your Workers' Compensation Case2011
South Carolina Workers' CompensationHandling South Carolina Workers' Compensation Informal Conferences2011