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Claude T. Prevost, III
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Columbia Attorney
Claude T. Prevost, III

Phone: 803.256.2660


Languages: English

Claude Prevost is a shareholder at Collins & Lacy. His focus is in the areas of: construction defect litigation; professional liability; premises liability; trucking defense; catastrophic injury and death. Claude is a cum laude graduate of Wofford College and received his Juris Doctor from the Charleston School of Law. During law school, Claude served as an intern for The Honorable Sol Blatt, Jr. in Charleston. The following year, he served as an intern for The Honorable Bristow Marchant in Columbia. Claude performed 300 hours of Pro Bono work during law school prior to joining Collins & Lacy. He has been named a Rising Star® by South Carolina Super Lawyers 2016 – 2018 for his work in construction litigation.


  • Charleston School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Wofford College, BA Business Economics
    – Cum Laude


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


  • Architecture & Engineering
  • Commercial & Residential Construction
  • Entertainment Venues, Promoters & Presenters
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Hotels & Resorts
  • Insurance Agents & Brokers
  • Municipalities
  • Residential Property Owners & Managers
  • Restaurants & Clubs
  • Retailers
  • Transportation & Trucking

Practice Focus/Trial Experience

  • Construction: defending developers, design professionals, architects, engineers, general contractors, and subcontractors in areas of construction defect litigation.
  • Professional Liability: representing professionals in matters related to licensing and regulatory enforcement, including architects, engineers, real estate agents, and lawyers.
  • Personal Injury Defense: defending retail, commercial, and restaurant clients in personal injury actions arising from “slip and fall” and “trip and fall” cases.
  • Trucking Defense: defending motor carriers, owner-operators, highway contractors, and insurers against litigation arising from commercial vehicle accidents and highway construction.

Awards & Recognition

  • South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star® 2016-2018.
  • “Best & Brightest -35 and Under,” Columbia Business Monthly September 2016

Professional, Civic, & Community Involvement

  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
    • Young Lawyers Division President (2016 & 2017)
    • Young Lawyers Division Vice President (2014)
    • Young Lawyers Midlands Representative (2013)
  • South Carolina Bar
    • Young Lawyers Division
      • Community Law Week Co-Chair (2013-2014)
        • “Cocky’s Reading Express”
        • “Ask-a-Lawyer” Phone-a-thon on WLTX
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms

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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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