James A. "Chip" Bruorton, IV

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  • Liberty Center, 151 Meeting Street, Suite 400, P.O. Box 893, Charleston, SC 29401
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  • James Atkinson Bruorton IV "Chip" focuses his practice in the areas of construction litigation, commercial business litigation, condemnation and surety law. Mr. Bruorton also has experience in personal injury, premise liability and defamation matters.
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James Atkinson “Chip” Bruorton, IV began at Rosen Hagood as a law clerk while earning his J.D. at the University of Tennessee. He returned to the firm after graduation and has since built a practice focused on the areas of construction litigation, employment litigation, commercial business litigation, condemnation, and surety law.

More specifically, Chip’s construction litigation experience includes mechanics liens, payment and performance bond claims, construction defect claims and surety indemnification claims. Chip is involved on behalf of several municipalities in acquiring easements and right of ways and has also acquired experience in personal injury, premise liability, and defamation matters.

During his time with the firm, Chip has represented private and public owners, architects, contractors, construction managers, subcontractors and bonding companies, as well as both plaintiffs and defendants in construction litigation matters, employment litigation matters, and commercial business litigation matters. He has six times been named to the South Carolina Rising Stars list.

Chip was born in Greenville and remained in the Upstate for college, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Management from Clemson University. Outside of his law practice, he volunteers his time as a youth sports coach of Mount Pleasant, group leader for mission trips, Sunday school teacher, and serves on his church’s International Missions Team Committee.

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Administrative Law
  • Government Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Surety Law
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
843-266-8119  Phone
843-266-2201  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 893, Charleston, SC 29402
University Attended:
Clemson University, B.S., Financial Management, 2000
Law School Attended:
University of Tennessee, J.D., 2003
Year of First Admission:
2003, South Carolina and U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina

South Carolina Bar (Member: Construction Law Section, Fee Dispute Resolution Committee); American Bar Association (Member: Forum on the Construction Industry); Charleston County Bar Association; Charleston Contractors Association; Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC); International Society of Primerus Law Firms.

Birth Information:
Greenville, South Carolina, May 6, 1978
Reported Cases:
Tranquil Properties v. Dorchester County, 387 S.C. 474, S.E.2d 24 (Ct. App. 2010).
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 (24 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 09/23/13 in Construction Insurance Defense

    I have worked with Chip on a number of complex cases. His knowledge of the law and ability to see the big picture are just some of the many assets he brings to the table.

    I have worked with Chip on a number of complex cases. His knowledge of the law and ability to see the big picture are just some of the many assets he brings to the table. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Member on 09/16/13 in Civil Litigation

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