James Atkinson "Chip" Bruorton IV

James Atkinson "Chip" Bruorton IV

Rosen Hagood

Recognized since 2020

Charleston, South Carolina

Practice Areas

Construction Law

Litigation - Construction

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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 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.

  • 40 Calhoun Street, Suite 450
    Charleston, SC 29401

Rosen Hagood
Headquarters: Charleston, South Carolina

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Construction


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