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Greg Placone

Attorney

Direct / (864) 349-0274

Greg provides legal counsel to construction industry professionals, including contractors, owners, developers, and manufacturers. Greg’s background in complex litigation affords him valuable insight into managing modern document-intensive discovery, as Greg regularly advises clients on eDiscovery and ESI-related issues. In addition to Greg’s practice before federal and state courts, he actively represents clients engaged in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and binding arbitration.

Greg’s construction experience includes representing clients in disputes involving the following:

  • Prosecuting engineering and construction defect claims as part of a multimillion-dollar state infrastructure project;
  • Gaining significant trial and courtroom experience as the first and second-chair attorney on a variety of motions hearings, trials, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings;
  • Defending contractors against a variety of claims from subcontractors and suppliers;
  • Serving as discovery counsel for one of the largest document volume construction matters in South Carolina;
  • Advising clients on state infrastructure project contracts; and
  • Filing and defending Mechanic’s Liens and collection actions.

Prior to joining Harper Lambert, P.A., Greg was a senior associate at one of South Carolina’s largest law firms in both its Greenville and Columbia offices. In addition to his construction-focused experience, Greg litigated a wide-array of non-construction industry matters, including unfair trade practices disputes, healthcare, South Carolina election law challenges, trade secret claims, intellectual property litigation, and high-stakes real property disputes.

Greg has been afforded the opportunity to work closely with technical experts and engineers in a variety of litigation contexts. Because of this background and his practice at Harper Lambert, P.A., Greg has an established familiarity with the deliberate immersion necessary to represent sophisticated clients in often-technical construction disputes. Greg also has managed numerous large-scale eDiscovery matters and he continues to draw upon that experience to provide his construction industry clients with cost-effective solutions in response to the rigors of modern discovery practices.

Greg is licensed to practice before all federal and state courts in South Carolina. He is also a member of the Florida Bar and admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Middle District of Florida (MDFL) and the Northern District of Florida (NDFL).

Greg is a native of the upstate of South Carolina, and he earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, graduating cum laude from Pitt’s Honors College. Greg earned his Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. While at Pitt, Greg was a Brackenridge Research Fellow and studied in China, Vietnam, India, Kenya, South Africa, Brazil, and Venezuela through the Semester at Sea program. At Tulane, Greg was a Senior Justice on the school’s Moot Court Board, where he participated in a number of national mock trial competitions, and received the CALI Award for Excellence for the highest grade in Advanced Oil and Gas Law.

As a devoted fly fisherman, Greg appreciates any time he can find to wade the streams and rivers of South Carolina. Greg’s passion for fly fishing has translated into a lasting commitment to preserving his local coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. To that end, Greg previously served as President of the Saluda River Chapter of Trout Unlimited (SRTU) in Columbia, where he worked closely with other SRTU leaders, state agencies, and the General Assembly to pass legislation designating sensitive portions of the Lower Saluda River as “catch-and-release only” for rainbow and brown trout. Since relocating back to the upstate, Greg now serves as the President of the Mountain Bridge Chapter of Trout Unlimited (MBTU) in Greenville. Through the collective efforts of MBTU, he and his organization engage with local community groups in the upstate to preserve and protect the state’s wonderful native brook trout populations and to provide a science-based conservation approach to the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. Greg also serves as the Vice-Chair of the State Council of Trout Unlimited, where he advocates for TU initiatives on a state and national level.

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A.
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D.

Bar Admission

  • South Carolina
  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, South Carolina
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida (MDFL)
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida (NDFL)

Bar Affiliations

  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar, Construction Law Section
  • Greenville County Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • ABA Construction Law Forum

Honors and Distinctions

  • Brackenridge Research Fellow, University of Pittsburgh
  • Moot Court Senior Justice, Tulane University Law School
  • Pro Bono Award, Tulane University Law School
  • CALI Award for Excellence: Advanced Oil and Gas Law, Tulane University Law School
  • Contributor: State-by-State Guide to Design and Construction Contracts and Claims, Second Edition (Dodd & Findlay)
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