Laura Paris Paton

Partner / Charleston

Laura is a Partner in the Charleston office of Copeland, Stair, Valz & Lovell, LLP.  She is co-chair of the Construction Litigation Practice Group, chair of the Diversity Committee, and a member of the General Liability Practice Group.  Laura’s practice focuses primarily on Construction and Design Defect Litigation representing owners, developers, contractors and design professionals in both the development of various types of construction projects as well as in a variety of disputes.  She also provides corporate and individual clients with exceptional legal services in the areas of product liability defense, personal injury defense, and premises liability defense.  She has successfully developed and executed resolution plans representing corporate entities and individuals in dozens of pre-litigation disputes and litigated cases and is a certified mediator.

Laura is a published author, respected speaker, and avid volunteer.  In early 2020, she was re-elected to the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association (SCWLA).

In addition, Laura founded the SCWLA Public Service Committee and later co-chaired its successor committee “Positioning of Women for Empowerment & Recognition” (POWER) and is a member of the Palmetto Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).  Laura is a graduate of the South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy’s 2014 class, holds an AV Preeminent Peer Review rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

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