International Society of Primerus Law Firms
Brian A. Comer
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Columbia Attorney
Brian A. Comer

Phone: 803.256.2660


Languages: English

Leadership: Vice Chair of Product Liability Practice Group

Brian Comer is a shareholder and Chair of the firm’s Products Liability Practice Group.  Brian was a magna cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina Honors College where he majored in International Studies and Economics. He also served as Student Body President during his undergraduate career.  Brian received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law and has an International Masters in Business Administration from the University’s Moore School of Business.  During law school, he was a member of the South Carolina Law Review and the Order of Wig and Robe.  Prior to joining Collins & Lacy, Brian was a partner with a large national firm based in Columbia, South Carolina. Brian is the founder and contributing author of South Carolina Products Liability Law Blog. As a frequent blogger, his goal is to provide current information on trends in products liability law in the Palmetto State.


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor
    South Carolina Law Review
    Order of the Wig and Robe
    Carolina Petigru Scholarship
    Mortar Board Graduate Fellowship
  • University of South Carolina School of Business, Master of International Business Studies
    German Concentration
  • University of South Carolina, Honors College, B.A. International  Studies and Economics
    Magna Cum Laude
    Phi Beta Kappa
    Student Body President
    Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award


  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina


  • Consumer Products
  • Financial Consultants/Stockbrokers
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Trucking

Practice Focus/Trial Experience

  • Products Liability Litigation: including defense of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and sales representatives, as well as equipment and machinery manufacturers in claims arising from alleged product defects.
  • Professional Negligence Claims: including defense of financial advisors in broker-dealer actions, medical providers, actuaries and other service providers.

Professional, Civic, and Community Involvement

  • Defense Research Institute
    • Products Liability Committee
      Agricultural, Construction, Mining and Industrial Equipment Specialized Litigation Group (ACMIE SLG), Vice-Chair
      ACMIE Newsletter, Assistant Editor
      ACMIE Website Contributor
    • Drug and Medical Device Committee
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
    Products Liability Substantive Law Committee, Co-Chair (2011)
  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • NITA Advanced In-House Deposition Training (2006)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy (2004)
  • University of South Carolina Board of Visitors (2002-2006)
    Chairman (2004-2005)
  • First Baptist Church

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Collins & Lacy, P.C.

1330 Lady Street
Sixth Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
United States

Law Firm Contact: Joel Collins, Jr. / Christian Stegmaier

Tel: 803.256.2660

Fax: 803.771.4484



Member Since: 1996

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