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Andrew N. Cole
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Columbia Attorney
Andrew N. Cole

Phone: 803.256.2660


Languages: English

Andrew Cole is a shareholder focusing in construction law, as well as defense litigation and appellate advocacy. Super Lawyers® recently named Andrew a 2012 Rising Star® of South Carolina. Rising Stars are attorneys, 40 years of age or younger, who have been practicing for 10 years or less. There are no more than 2.5 percent of the attorneys in the named to the list. Andrew’s reputation has also earned him a BV Distinguished rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Prior to joining Collins & Lacy in 2002, Andrew served as a staff attorney for the South Carolina Court of Appeals and as a law clerk for the Honorable Jasper M. Cureton.


  • University of  South Carolina, Juris Doctor
  • Davidson College, B.A., English


  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Practice Areas:

  • Construction


  • Architecture/Engineering
  • Building Materials
  • Commercial Construction
  • Residential Construction

Practice Focus/Trial Experience:

  • Construction Law: defense of developers, general contractors and subcontractors on construction liability actions.  Inspection of properties with experts concerning liability cases. Class Action Litigation involving construction issues and damages, including lost-use claims.
  • Appellate Advocacy: draft of appeals, case preparation and internal advisor on appellate cases.

Awards and Recognition:

  • South Carolina Super Lawyer® (2014)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star® (2012-2013)

Professional, Civic, and Community Involvement:

  • Defense Research Institute
  • South Carolina Bar
    • House of Delegates for the Fifth Judicial Circuit
    • Insurance Programs Committee
      • Chair – (2010-2011)
      • Chair – (2009-2010)
    • Construction Law Section
    • Law-Related Education Division
    • LRE Mock Trial Middle School Chair (2005 – Present)
    • Practice and Procedure Section
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
    • Chair, Construction Law Committee (2011)
    • Construction Law Section (2010)
  • Greater Columbia Homebuilders Association
  • Horry-Georgetown Homebuilders Association
  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms

Articles & Publications:

  • The Square Peg in the Round Hole: Contribution and Setoff Claims in Construction Litigation,South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, Construcion Law CLE, December 2009
  • We’re Under Construction, 2007 Homebuilders Association of South Carolina Convention, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Overall Construction Law – Protecting Your Company, 2007 Building Industry Expo and Conference,  presented by Horry-Georgetown Homebuilders Association
  • Class Action Update:  Today’s Trends & Strategies for Success, National Business Institute, Columbia, SC, 2006
  • The Truth About Opinions:  What CPA’s and Attorneys Need to Know About Expert Witnesses, Program sponsored by South Carolina Bar CLE Division, Co-Sponsored by The South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, 2006
  • General South Carolina Liability Law and Recent Changes in the Law, Abacus Planning Group, Columbia, SC, 2006
  • Footnote Eight and the Objection to the Form of the Question, Feature Article, The Defense Line,Vol. 34, No. 1 Spring 2006

Speaking Engagements:

  • Collins & Lacy Attorneys to Speak at 47th Annual South Carolina Home Builders Association, July 14, 2011
  • Collins & Lacy Attorney Andrew N. Cole to Present on Construction Law, November 10, 2010
  • Free Seminar Series: How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Litigation: Tips to Keep Your Company out of Court, July 29, 2010
  • Attorneys Adams and Cole to Speak at SCDTAA Construction Law CLE, December 16, 2009, The Square Peg in the Round Hole: Contribution and Setoff Claims in Construction Litigation

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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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