James C. "Poss" Parham , Jr.
Recognized in:Bet-the-Company LitigationCommercial Litigation...
Law School:Yale University
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Location:200 East Camperdown WayGreenville, SC 29601
- Yale University , LL.B., graduated 1957
- Princeton University, A B Hisroty, graduated 1952
- South Carolina, South Carolina Bar
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- United States Supreme Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
- South Carolina Bar House of Delegates - Permanent Member
- American Bar Association Litigation Section - Member
- South Carolina Association for Justice - Member
- Federal Bar Association - Member
- South Carolina Bar (formed by merger of the voluntary and compulsory Bars) - First President, 1975
- South Carolina State Bar - Executive Committee, 1969-1975
- South Carolina Bar Law School Advisory Board - Former Chairman
- American Judicature Society - Former Board Member
- Greenville County Bar - Former President
- Libra Society Greenville - Founding Member and Chairman of the Board
- Greenville United Way - Former President
- Greenville Symphony Association - Former President
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in:
- Bet-the-Company Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
- Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 1991-Present
- Listed in Chambers USA, 2003-2004
- Received Tommy Thomason Award, Greenville County Bar Association, 2002
- United States District Court
- Breach of Contract
- Business Disputes
- Commercial Disputes
- Contract Disputes
- Medical Devices
- Product Liability
- Wrongful Death
Lawyer Practice Areas
Lawyer Case History
Representative matters include
- Defended company in action by 50% shareholder who sold his shares to the company for $7 million and, less than one year later, company was sold for $40 million. Obtained summary judgment in the District Court, affirmed by the Fourth Circuit.
- Represented Plaintiff in patent infringement suit involving a surgical light. Obtained jury verdict on all counts, and intentional infringement was not appealed.
- Defended a South Carolina university in patent case involving a surgical adhesive which had generated royalties of $20 million up to that time. Former graduate student claimed to be inventor. Obtained favorable decision in bench trial, affirmed by Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Defended grocery chain in antitrust action by another chain. Obtained defense verdict which was not appealed.
- Defended manufacturer of steel sheet pilings used in construction of a large circular cofferdam in Lake Keowee. Seven construction workers were killed when cofferdam collapsed. This was thought to be the largest circular cofferdam ever constructed, and the only cofferdam attempted in water without cross bracing through the center. Cause of the collapse was faulty design of the large internal steel ring beams, which had been designed for use in packed earth, not water. Obtained favorable settlements.