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Our attorneys have practiced in state and federal courts across the Southeast including Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Florida as well as in Texas and Illinois, and are licensed in Kentucky.  We have briefed and argued numerous cases in the South Carolina Court of Appeals and South Carolina Supreme Court as well as in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  We are also a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar.

Robert T. Lyles Jr. 

Robert T. Lyles, Jr. has focused his practice on construction and related insurance litigation and trials since 1990 and has represented owners, developers and general contractors, design professionals and product manufacturers.  He has been lead trial counsel in over 50 jury trials in state and federal courts, many of which involved complex issues and damages in excess of $1,000,000. 

 

After leaving Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart in 2000, where he was an equity partner, he became a founding partner of Lyles & Associates in Charleston, South Carolina. Mr. Lyles graduated from the College of Charleston in 1984 and the University of South Carolina, with his J.D., in 1987. He is a South Carolina Bar Certified Mediator and a member of the American Bar Association, South Carolina Bar, the Defense Research Institute and the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association. He is admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court and is a member of and has practiced before the Fourth and Fifth United States Circuit Courts of Appeal and all South Carolina State and Federal courts. In addition, he is a regular speaker and presenter for Continuing Legal Education seminars and for various trade groups, including Community Associations Institute (CAI).



EDUCATION:

University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1987 J.D.

College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, 1984 B.A.

BAR ADMISSIONS:
South Carolina, 1987, United States Courts of Appeal for the Fourth and Fifth Circuits, United States Supreme Court Bar


AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Construction Litigation 

Insurance Litigation 

Products Liability Litigation 

Allen Leland DuPre

Special Counsel

 

EDUCATION:

Clemson University B.A. (English)

University of Georgia Law School J.D. 1997

BAR ADMISSIONS:

South Carolina, 1997

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Construction Litigation

Professional Malpractice

Insurance Coverage Litigation

MEMBER:

Board of Zoning Appeals, McClellanville, SC

Charleston Country Bar Association 

Lee Walters

Special Counsel

EDUCATION:

University of South Carolina J.D. 2006

Harvard Graduate School of Education M.Ed. (Education) 1995

Clemson University B.A. (Psychology) 1994

BAR ADMISSIONS: 

South Carolina, 2006

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Insurance Coverage Litigation

Business Disputes

Personal Injury

Construction Defects

Medical Malpractice

Divorce and Family Law

MEMBER:

South Carolina Bar Association

Charleston County Bar Association

Rose Beth G. Smith

Associate

 

EDUCATION:

CofC Honors College 2004

(B.S. International Business; B.A. History)

Vanderbilt University 2007

(M.A. History)

University of South Carolina School of Law J.D. 2012

BAR ADMISSIONS:

South Carolina, 2012

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Construction Litigation

Commercial Law

Insurance Coverage Litigation

Professional Malpractice

MEMBER:

South Carolina Bar Association

Charleston County Bar Association 

American Bar Association

SC Women Lawyers Association

Preservation Society of Charleston

International African American Museum

 

Kaylee Maxey-Negrin

Paralegal

Cindy Worsham

Paralegal/Accounts Specialist

Shannon Cerone

Paralegal