Kathy A. Carlsten

Partner / Charleston

Kathy is a partner in the Charleston office of Copeland, Stair, Valz & Lovell, LLP.  Her practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation, professional liability defense and construction defect matters.  She handles a wide variety of litigation in both South Carolina state and federal courts for corporate clients and individuals.  Kathy has successfully developed and executed resolution plans in dozens of pre-litigation disputes and litigated many cases to verdict.

After law school, Kathy began her career as a Law Clerk to the Honorable A. Victor Rawl, Judge for the Ninth Circuit.  She then served as a prosecutor in Charleston, South Carolina for two years. Kathy has handled legal matters in venues throughout the state over the last fifteen years, including jury and non-jury trials.

Kathy has repeatedly been named as a South Carolina Lawyer Rising Star.  Rising Stars® is a listing of exceptional lawyers who are 40 years of age or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less, and have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Only 2.5 percent of the total lawyers in the state are honored on the Rising Stars® list.