Laura E. Paris Paton


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  • Biography

    Laura Paris Paton is a Partner in the Charleston office of GRSM. For over 16 years, she has successfully developed and executed resolution plans representing corporate entities and individuals in pre-litigation disputes and litigated cases. Laura holds an AV Preeminent Peer Review rating by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star® on multiple occasions. Laura’s practice focuses primarily on litigation providing corporate clients with exceptional legal services in the areas of construction defects, product liability, personal injury, and premises liability defense.

    In addition to her practice with the firm, Laura is a published author, respected speaker, and avid volunteer.  She served nine years on Board of Directors for the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, founded SCWLA Public Service Committee, and has served on CLM's Diversity in Construction Committee.  Laura is a graduate of the South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy's 2014 class and is a certified mediator.


    • South Carolina
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  • Publications & Presentations


    • The Squeaky Wheel Eliminates the Damages, Construction Claims, Fall 2023
    • Narrowing the Playing Field: Strategies for South Carolina practitioners to determine and eliminate potential damages in construction cases, The CLM Construction Magazine, July 2023
    • Are Standard Form Arbitration Agreements Enforceable in South Carolina?, South Carolina Lawyer Magazine, July 2023
    • It's Not Always Just a Matter of Time, The CLM's Claims College Magazine, September 2018
    • Understanding Apportionment in South Carolina, South Carolina Lawyer Magazine, May 2018


    • Institutional Knowledge: Using Economies of Scale to Streamline Litigation, CLM Annual Conference, April 2024
    • Tell Me What You Want (What You Really, Really Want): Settlement vs. Trial, CLM Construction Conference, September 2023 
  • Education


    J.D., St. John's University School of Law, 2005

    B.A., Georgia State University, cum laude, 2000


    Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™, Martindale-Hubbell

    Super Lawyers Rising Star®, 2014, 2016 - 2018

  • Languages
    • Spanish