Bradish J. Waring: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Bradish J. Waring

Charleston,  SC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Property Subrogation and Recovery
  • Admiralty/Maritime
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate
  • Business Disputes
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Transportation
  • Products Liability
  • Litigation
  • International Law and Services
  • Truck Accident Defense
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
  • Insurance
University University of South Carolina, B.A., 1975
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina, J.D., 1977
Admitted1978, South Carolina; U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court

Civic & Professional Memberships

•South Carolina Bar - Past President; Former Member, Board of Governors
•South Carolina Judicial Council, Appointed by South Carolina Chief Justice Toal
•Honorary Consul, North and South Carolina for the Kingdom of Denmark
•Chief Justice's Commission on The Profession, Appointed by South Carolina Chief Justice Toal
•American Bar Association, Former State Bar Delegate for South Carolina
•University of South Carolina Law School Partnership Board - Board Member
•American Board of Trial Advocates - Advocate, Lowcountry Chapter
•Historic Charleston Foundation - Immediate Past President
•American Law Firm Association ALFA International - Former Chair
•Town of Sullivan's Island, SC - Former Corporate Counsel
•Charleston Day School - Former Board of Trustees Chair
•Pilotage Commission For the Port of Charleston, Former Chair (Gubernatorial Appointment)
•Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
•Southern Conference of Bar Presidents, Former Chair
•Litigation Counsel of America
•Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Member
•Charleston County Bar Association
•Defense Research Institute
•Federal Court Approved Mediator, United States District Court for South Carolina
•Historic Charleston Foundation, President
•South Carolina Bar
•South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
•Senior Warden, St. James Goose Creek Historic Church
•Carolina Yacht Club, Past Commodore


Brad Waring is a leader within Nexsen Pruet as well as in South Carolina's legal and business communities. He is a trained trial lawyer whose first jury trial occurred more than thirty-five years ago. Brad is frequently sought as a speaker on trial tactics, professionalism and a variety of other topics.

Brad's litigation practice is concentrated primarily in the civil arena at the state and federal levels. He represents clients in complex commercial litigation including products liability, insurance coverage, subrogation claims, business disputes and admiralty. He is also frequently asked by his peers to serve as mediator in a variety of complex cases.

However, the reach of his law practice stretches far outside of courtrooms.

Leadership for Nexsen Pruet

Brad is a member of the firm's Board of Directors.

In that position, he is heavily involved with client relations, working to ensure that businesses and professionals receive a high level of service. Additionally, he serves a deputy for the firm's business litigation group and as co-chair of the firm's insurance litigation committee. His leadership is also evident outside of the walls of our law firm.

Leadership for the South Carolina Bar

Throughout his career, Brad has held numerous leadership positions within the South Carolina legal community. In 2006, he was installed as President of the South Carolina Bar and has served as a State Bar Delegate to the American Bar Association, as a member of the South Carolina Judicial Council and accepted an invitation to join the prestigious National Center for State Courts' Lawyers Committee.

Brad is at the forefront of efforts to reform judicial funding in the Palmetto State. He works with lawmakers and executives in order to help everyone understand the link between the courts and business. Brad recognizes that “the perilous state of judicial funding” is a serious threat to the state's economy because businesses rely on a working court system and judicial delays can have tremendous impacts - causing layoffs, downsizings and even closures.

Leadership in Economic Development

In recent years, Brad has focused more of his attention on improving South Carolina through economic development.

He works with political and community leaders to attract business and industry expansion. Brad is Honorary Danish Consul for North and South Carolina and in that role he fosters relationships with leaders from Denmark and around the World.

Before Nexsen Pruet

Brad Waring's legal career began in 1978 as an associate with Young, Clement Rivers & Tisdale, LLP in Charleston, SC. He was named Partner three years later, but left that firm in 2003 to join Nexsen Pruet.


Best Lawyers in America - Since 2005: Commercial Litigation and Bet-the-Company Litigation
South Carolina Super Lawyer - Business Litigation since 2008
•University of South Carolina School of Law - Compleat Lawyer Award, Gold Category, 2005
South Carolina Lawyers Weekly - Leadership in Law Award, 2010
•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent

Speaking & Writing

Related News
Justice in the Fast Lane
June 5, 2013
Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Recognized By Peers; Twenty-Eight Named to 2013 Super Lawyers List for South Carolina
April 30, 2013
Law firms take different approach in making community impact
November 5, 2013
Brad Waring Reappointed to the South Carolina Judicial Council
June 17, 2014
Two Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Honored as South Carolina “Leaders in the Law”
February 18, 2015
Angus Macaulay and Brad Waring Recognized as Leaders in the Law
March 23, 2015

Related Events
Business Torts: Trials, Tribulations and Trends
October 24, 2014

Related Insights
District Court Opines That The Words Used In An Insurance Policy Actually Mean What They Say
July 22, 2013


Mr. Waring regularly speaks to legal groups, clients and industry groups on topics related to trial tactics, professionalism, insurance coverage and a variety of other topics.


International Law Update
Appeals court says international contract requires litigation in England.

The Carolinas Insurance Litigation Review
This issue of the Carolinas Insurance Litigation Review includes: -

Challenging Policyholder Claims for Bad Faith and Punitive Damages for North Carolina

Combating Policyholder Bad Faith and Breach of the Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing Claims for South Carolina

Swapping Danishes With Home-Made Biscuits
If you've noticed more tall, blue-eyed blondes with unique accents around town lately, it might be because they ain't from around here. They're from Denmark.

Rule 608 Civil Court Appointments: Does Unfunded Mean Unconstitutional?
How can the legal profession and the State equitably and responsibly balance the public service aspect of the profession with the business realities of lawyering?

The Hazards of Fire Retardant Treated (FRT) Wood
This article discusses the use of inorganic salts as a treatment to render wood fire-retardant and the serious problems that arise from the process. --Fire Retardant Treated (FRT) Lumber or FR-S (per Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.)

Outside Nexsen Pruet

Brad is a history buff and lifelong sailor. He puts his historical knowledge to good use through service to the Historic Charleston Foundation. And, when he's not working, you will find him on the water, the golf course or riding his tractor on Wadmalaw Island, SC.


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Bradish J. Waring

205 King Street, Suite 400
CharlestonSC 29401


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