Brian A. Autry: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Brian A. Autry

Columbia,  SC  U.S.A.

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Construction Law
  • Start-ups
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Construction
  • Emerging Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
University University of South Carolina, B.A., 1997
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina, J.D., 2001
Admitted2001, South Carolina

Civic & Professional MembershipsSouth Carolina Bar, Construction Section
•Richland County Bar Association


Brian Autry's law practice is focused primarily on construction, commercial contracts, litigation and alternative energy.

Brian was an associate at Nexsen Pruet from 2001 to 2008. From 2008 to 2011, he was General Counsel for a private equity funded alternative energy start-up company, where he managed all of the company's legal affairs and served as corporate secretary as well as a member of the executive management team.

His background and versatility make him an asset to his clients. His prior participation in the management of a company gives him insight into client needs and challenges, and his legal experience covers a range of areas, including:General Corporate
•Private Equity
•Employment and Labor
•Government Relations
•Real Estate


Brian earned his B.A. degree,magna cum laude, from the University of South Carolina. As an undergrad, he played football and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his Juris Doctor,cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He is a native of Columbia and attended Spring Valley High School. He remains active in the community through church and various civic activities.

Recognitions•Moot Court Bar
•Order of the Barristers
•Order of the Wig and Robe

Outside Nexsen Pruet

When he's not at the office, Brian likes to spend as much time as he can with his family. He enjoys the following, in no particular order: fishing, outdoor activities, yard work, college and high school athletics, music, reading non-fiction, movies, and food (cooking it and eating it). Brian tries to live his life in accordance with these words of Jesus: Love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength; and love your neighbor as yourself. He has a passion for mentoring and coaching and spends a good portion of his free time in those pursuits.

Speaking & Writing

Related InsightsArbitration or Arbitrary? A Guide to Help You Decide Whether to Arbitrate Construction Disputes
March 19, 2013OverviewArbitration or Arbitrary? A Guide to Help You Decide Whether to Arbitrate Construction Disputes As a general rule, I am almost convinced that all disputes in the construction context should be settled by arbitration. Arbitration offers the opportunity for cost savings and the selection of a fact finder who will understand the subject matter, listen to all sides, and try to render an award that is fair and is in line with the facts.
•Beyond His Power to Build It: Who Is to Blame for the Overbudget Project?

Mr. Autry co-presented Alternative Energy 101: What every construction lawyer needs to know... at the American Bar Association Construction Forum Annual Meeting in April of 2009.

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Brian A. Autry

1230 Main Street, Suite 700
ColumbiaSC 29201


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