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Christopher M. Adams
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Columbia Attorney
Christopher M. Adams

Phone: 803.256.2660


Languages: English

Chris Adams is a shareholder practicing in general civil litigation with a concentration in construction law. After law school, Chris served as a law clerk for The Honorable James Johnson, Jr., Eighth Judicial Circuit and as an Assistant Solicitor for the Eleventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Lexington, South Carolina.  Before joining Collins & Lacy in 2005, Chris was in private practice focusing on civil litigation.

Practice Areas

  • Construction


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


  • University of South Carolina, Juris Doctor
  • University of South Carolina, B.S., Marketing & Human Resources

Bar & Court Admissions

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


  • Collins & Lacy Celebrates New Beginnings with New Leadership
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  • Free Seminar Series: How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Litigation: Tips to Keep Your Company out of Court
  • Three New Shareholders Announced by Collins & Lacy

Practice Focus/Trial Experience

  • Construction and Mold Litigation Law: defense of general contractors, developers, architects, engineers, manufacturers and sub-contractors in areas of construction litigation; mechanics liens representation.
  • Products Liability: defense of designers, manufacturers, and sellers of consumer and construction products.

Professional, Civic, and Community Involvement

  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
    • Co-Chair, Construction Substantive Law Committee (2009 – 2010)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Charleston Home Builders’ Association
  • American Subcontractors’ Association of the Carolinas
  • National Home Builders’ Association (NHBA)
  • International Society of  Primerus Law Firms

Papers, Presentations and Publications

  • The Square Peg in the Round Hole:  Contribution and Setoff Claims in Construction Litigation, SCDTAA Construction Law CLE, December 2009
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Civil Litigation, SC Bar Association, June 2007
  • Solving Mold Contamination and Water Intrusion Cases with Discovery, Sterling Education Services, June 2007
  • Advanced Civil Discovery for the Litigation Paralegal in South Carolina, Institute for Paralegal Education, October 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • 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

Contact This Firm

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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