Lana H. Sims, Jr. is a certified mediator recognized by the Supreme Court of South Carolina and provides mediation services for litigants in a full range of civil actions. Prior to making mediation the primary focus of his practice, he was a litigator and trial lawyer representing employers, self-insured funds, and insurance companies throughout South Carolina. He handled matters in both state and federal court including breach of contract and other commercial disputes, insurance claims, long shore and harbor worker matters, asbestos litigation, premises liability matters and toxic torts. He has also handled commercial real estate transactions.
Lana’s experience includes crossover claims such as workers’ compensation claims with third party liability liens. He also represents clients before the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission and defends clients in matters involving occupational disease and exposure to hazardous materials. His depth and breadth of experience is a valuable asset both to clients and to the litigants he assists in mediation throughout South Carolina. Lana’s representative clients include Broadspire, Kraft Heinz, ESIS/ACE and Gallagher Basset.
Lana was born and raised in Panama and is conversationally fluent in Spanish.