Civil Litigation Small Firm. Big Practice.

Charleston Civil Litigation Lawyers

Attorneys for Civil Cases in Charleston, Summerville, and Beyond

We’ve successfully handled cases for our clients across a broad range of legal issues. Whether we are defending clients against claims brought against them by others, or we are protecting the rights of our clients when they have been harmed by others, the experienced civil litigation attorneys at Thurmond Kirchner & Timbes, P.A. deliver comprehensive and creative advice in civil litigation matters. We take pride in leaving no detail uncovered and relentless work ethic as we prepare your case for trial and appeal. Often, we are hired to make persuasive legal arguments in unique matters involving novel issues of law, requiring critical analysis of complex facts and a deep understanding of not only what law is, but what it should be.

Our clients range from individuals to businesses large and small, and we understand that every case is unique as it is important. We never stop searching for creative solutions that will resolve the matter on favorable terms, but when a trial is needed we have the talent and experience to skillfully present your case in state or federal court. If an appeal is needed, our team includes lawyers who began their careers as appellate law clerks and have successfully argued cases before the South Carolina Supreme Court and the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

Based in Charleston, SC, our office is located at 15 Middle Atlantic Wharf, near Historic Charleston’s Waterfront Park. To speak with one of our civil litigation lawyers in Charleston, call us at (843) 790-0083 or contact us online.

Cases We Handle

At Thurmond Kirchner & Timbes, P.A., our Charleston civil litigation attorneys have a breadth of experience gained through years of helping others through unique cases, both large and small. To our clients, every case matters. And every case we take on matters to us. Helping our clients understand the law in light of their desired goals allows us to develop a litigation strategy tailored to their specific needs. Our priority is ensuring our clients understand every option so they can make decisions that are right for them and regain a feeling of control during the lawsuit.

We represent clients in litigation involving the following:

  • Construction Litigation: Matters in this area can arise from various disputes involving construction projects. These include construction defect claims, design defects, mechanic’s liens, delay claims, product defect actions, and disputes arising under the construction agreements. Our dedicated, experienced team of construction lawyers, have recovered over $ 195 million in construction defect damages for our clients.

  • Personal Injury: If a person’s negligence or reckless actions result in an injury or other damages, the victim may pursue a claim or lawsuit to seek compensation for damages they sustained.

  • Business Litigation: We handle a wide range of lawsuits affecting businesses, including shareholder actions, breach of fiduciary duty, buy-outs, corporate dissolutions, and claims of minority owner oppression, among others.

  • Personal Counsel: All too often, insurance companies may deny you or your business a defense, claiming its insurance policy does not cover the particular claim made against you. We regularly help defend individuals and businesses when their insurance company refuses to do so. Even when the carrier does provide a lawyer to defend you, it might later deny having a duty to actually cover any liability you might have. In these cases, we help clients receive the coverage to which they are entitled while the litigation is unfolding.

  • Contract Disputes: Parties frequently find themselves in lawsuits alleging that a term or requirement of a contract was breached. Like the contracts themselves, contract disputes come in all forms and sizes, ranging from minor misunderstandings that parties cannot resolve to high-stakes transactional disputes that require complex proceedings to resolve.

  • Declaratory Judgment Actions: South Carolina courts have the power to determine the rights and obligations of parties to contracts and other written instruments, even before a breach occurs. When a disagreement arises over the meaning of a contact term or what is required of the parties, we seek a declaratory ruling from the court to explain how the particular issue must be resolved.

  • Non-Compete Agreements: These restrictive contracts prohibit parties from operating a specific business or accepting employment with certain companies that provide competing services. To be enforceable, these agreements must meet strict requirements, leading to frequent disputes.

  • Tort Actions: If you have been harmed or injured because of someone else’s negligent conduct, you may be entitled to a recovery against them.

  • Commercial Lease Disputes: Commercial landlords and tenants often find themselves in disputes over rents, maintenance, repairs, and other issues arising under the lease instrument. We have represented landlords and tenants in and out of court across a broad range of commercial lease disputes.

  • Slander/Defamation: Knowingly false claims about a person or organization can ruin reputations and affect business. The victim may bring a lawsuit to seek legal remedies for the harm to their reputation.

  • Real Estate Disputes: Our lawyers have helped buyers and sellers resolve important disagreements involving real estate purchase and sale transactions, boundary disputes, easement disputes, landlord-tenant matters, restrictive covenants, and quiet title actions.

  • Condemnation and Imminent Domain: Landowners come to us for help receiving just compensation when a government body or utility provider seeks to take ownership over all or a portion of their lands for public use, such as new highways, installation of utility services, or road widening projects.

  • Partition Actions: When two or more people share title to real estate and a dispute arises that makes it difficult to remain as co-owners, a lawsuit may be brought to have the court either divide the property between them in fair allotments or to sell off the property and divide the proceeds in accordance with their interests.

  • Professional Liability: These claims arise when a client asserts that a professional, such as an architect, accountant, attorney, or insurance broker engaged in malpractice that led to harm.

  • Premises Liability: If a person is injured in a place of business or on property that is owned by someone else, they may be entitled to pursue a legal claim to seek compensation for damages.

  • Insurance Litigation: Disputes against insurance companies can arise when an insurance carrier refused to provide an insured party with the coverage and a defense they paid for when a claim arose under the policy. If you believe you have been a victim of the insurance company’s bad faith for denying your claim, let us evaluate your case.

  • Unfair Trade Practices: South Carolina law makes it unlawful to engage in unfair and deceptive trade practices. If your business has been accused, or you feel you have been a victim of unfair trade practices, we can assist.

  • Restraining Orders/Injunctions: A person who feels that someone else poses an immediate danger to them may seek a court-ordered injunction against that individual to stop future contact.

Experienced Civil Litigation Attorneys

Our civil litigation lawyers in Charleston, Summerville, and the surrounding areas possess a wide range of knowledge, attention to detail, and courtroom experience. Together, we have handled thousands of cases, and we have prevailed at the highest levels of our court system. Give us a call to discuss your needs.

To speak with one of our Charleston civil litigation lawyers, call us at (843) 790-0083 or contact us online.

We Give Our Clients Hope

Opinions from Those Who Matter Most
    Qualified Attorney With High Character and Integrity

    “Chris Romeo (and his team) exceeded my expectations when handling an auto accident case for me.”

    - J.W.
    Masterful Results

    “No one thinks of litigation as fun, however, in my own complicated case, I can tell you Jesse Kirchner not only made it "fun" but actually, interesting.”

    - L.H.
    They Work Hard & Get The Job Done For You!

    “We are very pleased with Christopher Romeo and his Paralegal April Warford. They work hard to get the job done for you.”

    - A.E.
    I Was Never Once Judged

    “Mr. Thurman and his staff were very professional and efficient. They worked hard to get my case dismissed.”

    - C.P.
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Awards & Professional Affiliations

Respected By Our Clients & Peers
  • BBB A+
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Avvo Client's Choice 2017
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • Avvo Top Attorney 10.0
  • National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers 5 Years
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawyers
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  • Super Lawyers 5 Years
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  • Super Lawyers 5 Years
  • National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Charlestons Choice
  • Super Lawyers
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Why Choose Our Firm?

Knowledge. Experience. Results.
  • We Educate Our Clients on the Legal Process With Its Inherit Risks & Rewards
  • Our Firm Develops a Unique Strategy for Each Case
  • We Are Boutique Firm With Large Firm Experience & Reputation
  • Each Client Receives Transparent Communication & Personalized Attention
  • Your Initial Consultation Is Free & Confidential
  • Our Firm Is Top-Rated & Award-Winning

We Give Our Clients Hope

Opinions From Those Who Matter Most
    Qualified Attorney With High Character and Integrity

    “Chris Romeo (and his team) exceeded my expectations when handling an auto accident case for me.”

    - J.W.
    Masterful Results

    “No one thinks of litigation as fun, however, in my own complicated case, I can tell you Jesse Kirchner not only made it "fun" but actually, interesting.”

    - L.H.
    They Work Hard & Get The Job Done For You!

    “We are very pleased with Christopher Romeo and his Paralegal April Warford. They work hard to get the job done for you.”

    - A.E.
    I Was Never Once Judged

    “Mr. Thurman and his staff were very professional and efficient. They worked hard to get my case dismissed.”

    - C.P.
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