Bachman S. Smith IV

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Meet Bachman

A Charleston, South Carolina native, Bachman Smith handles high-risk, complex litigation for insurance companies and clients in the construction industry, particularly those in residential construction. He also writes and reviews construction contracts for owners, contractors and architects.

EXPERIENCE

  • •  Defends large developers in matters involving homeowners associations' complaints of negligent construction
  • •  Defends contractors in homeowner suits involving single-family residences

An asset to the Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd team and a Certified Circuit Court Mediator, Bachman understands the great benefit of alternative dispute resolutions, helping clients avoid the time and expense of trial.

Before becoming a lawyer, Bachman was a high school English teacher in Charleston for eight years. He was featured in a June 2010 SC Biz article titled, “Making a Second Career of the Law.”

Education
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 2006
  • The Citadel, M.A., 1999
  • University of the South, Sewanee, B.A., 1993
Admissions
  • South Carolina, 2006
Honors and Awards
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars” Construction Litigation (2013-2016)
Professional and Civic Activities
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Town of Sullivan’s Island, Council Member and Chair of Water & Sewer Committee
  • South Carolina Society, Senior Constable (1995-Present)
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Port Director for Charleston (2008)
  • US Green Building Council, SC Chapter Past Chair, Board Member (2010-2015)
  • Town of Sullivan’s Island, Board of Zoning Appeals (2013-2015)
  • My Sister’s House, Inc., Advisory Board Member (Board Member 2009-2014)

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