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 coaching youth sports, leading and participating in mission trips, and teaching Sunday School. He is an active member of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church where he serves as a Deacon and serves on the International Missions Team Committee and Youth Ministry Committee.
He is admitted to practice in both Federal and State Court for the State of South Carolina and is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar and the American Bar Association. He is actively involved in the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry and the Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC). He currently serves on the South Carolina Bar Fee Dispute Resolution Committee.