Firm Profile

Bruner Powell Wall & Mullins, LLC
1735 Saint Julian Place, Suite 200
P.O. Box 61110
Columbia, SC 29260-1110
United States
(803) 252.7693

Firm Details

Founded in 1991, BPRWM was established to concentrate on construction litigation and other complex civil litigation. Since that time, the firm has experienced steady growth and now comprises the largest group of attorneys with construction law expertise in one firm in South Carolina. The firm has also developed expertise in legal malpractice defense. BPRWM is one of few firms in South Carolina that is recognized by the insurance industry as qualified to defend attorneys in legal malpractice cases. Our mission is to serve the needs of our clients with the personal attention typical of smaller firms combined with a depth of trial experience and specific knowledge of our practice area that is unrivaled by the largest firms in the state.

BPRWM handles cases involving all aspects of construction law and related litigation. The firm represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, sureties, suppliers and design professionals. The firm has extensive litigation experience before all state and federal courts, the tribunals of the American Arbitration Association, the United States Court of Claims, the various Boards of Contract Appeals, the Chief Procurement Officer of South Carolina, and the South Carolina Procurement Review Panel. Members of the firm have significant alternative dispute resolution experience in arbitration and mediation. Our lawyers frequently serve as arbitrators and mediators of construction disputes throughout the southeast.

Typical construction cases handled by the firm include bid protests and other contract award controversies, change order disputes and negotiations, delay, disruption and acceleration claims, ambiguous plans and specifications, defective plans and specifications, payment disputes including lien and bond claims, termination for default and convenience claims, warranty and defective workmanship claims, indemnity and insurance claims, and differing site conditions. Our lawyers have been involved in the following representative projects of regional significance:

Renovation to the South Carolina State Capital in Columbia, Williams Brice Stadium expansion in Columbia, Dynamic compaction and nuclear waste storage facility at the Savannah River Site, Construction of the Cheatham Parkway in Savannah, The City of North Charleston Convention Center, Hurricane Hugo Restoration and Repair to the Charleston Naval Weapons Station, I-85 Bridge and Highway Construction in Greenville, Acquisition and Construction of Public Park system in Charleston, Construction of Federal Prisons, Numerous condominium projects throughout South Carolina including Yacht Cove, Spence's Point, Deerwood Knoll, Lake Point, Xanadu, Hilton Head Beach and Tennis, Harbor Point, Forest Beach Villas and Middleborough.

Our lawyers regularly draft construction documents and procurement codes. The firm has familiarity with public regulations and requirements such as licensing requirements, MBE/WBE compliance issues, environmental and permitting restrictions, public procurement social and economic policies and regulations.

In addition to construction-related matters, the firm also focuses upon complex civil trials including environmental cases, groundwater contamination cases, petitions for certificates of need, synthetic stucco (EIFS) litigation, products litigation, class action litigation and procurement fraud cases arising under the False Claims Act and Truth in Negotiations Act. BPRWM maintains a very active appellate caseload with regular appearances before the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the South Carolina Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Federal Circuits.


James L. Bruner
Managing Partner

Firm Practice Areas

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Construction Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Litigation - Construction