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Pierce, Carl E. Jr.
The Blake House 321 East Bay Street Charleston, SC
Phone: 843-277-9824 / 843-722-7733
Fax: 843-722-7732


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Lawyer Overview

Carl was born in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, on July 2, 1961. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina (B.A., 1983) where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina Law School (J.D., 1986) where he was a member of Phi Alpha Delta, Order of the Coil, Order of Wig and Robe, and Moot Court Board. He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar and United States District Court, District of South Carolina in 1986, and the United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit in 1991. He is a member of the Charleston County, South Carolina and American Bar Associations, South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, American Board of Trial Advocates, American Association for Justice, and Defense Research and Trial Institute. He is the author of Civil Conspiracy, South Carolina Jurisprudence. His areas of practice include product liability, professional negligence, including legal malpractice defense, toxic torts, general negligence and personal injury.

Mr. Pierce has the highest available peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Pierce is rated Very High to Preeminent for Legal Ability and Very High for Ethical Standards. A lawyer must be admitted to the bar for 10 years or more to receive an AV rating and is a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

AV, BV and CV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Areas of Practice

  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Toxic Torts
  • General Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Closings

West Practice Categories

Personal Injury -- Defense, Personal Injury -- Plaintiff, Products Liability Law, Professional Malpractice Law, Legal Malpractice, Real Estate Law, Toxic Torts


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Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1991

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Charleston County Bar Association (Member)
  • South Carolina Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association (Member, American Board of Trial Advocates)
  • American Association for Justice (Member)
  • Defense Research and Trial Institute (Member)


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1986
    Honors: Member, Phi Alpha Delta
    Honors: Member, Order of the Coif
    Honors: Member, Order of Wig and Robe
    Honors: Member, Moot Court Board
  • University of South Carolina, 1983
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Member, Phi Beta Kappa

Published Works

  • "Civil Conspiracy", South Carolina Jurisprudence