Roopal S. Ruparelia

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Meet Roopal

Roopal Ruparelia heads a robust general civil litigation practice at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, with greater emphasis on the defense of both personal injury and construction defect claims in a variety of contexts. An experienced member of our team, she has tried cases in South Carolina courts for more than 20 years and is well versed in the challenges facing her clients in the different venues in South Carolina.

Roopal's recent litigation includes the defense and representation of:

  • •  Manufacturers involving product liability as well as warranty claims
  • •  Insureds involved in catastrophic trucking accidents
  • •  Retailers involving premises liability claims
  • •  General contractors, subcontractors, owners and suppliers in residential and commercial construction defect claims
  • •  Insureds in professional negligence claims
  • •  Insurance companies in insurance coverage and bad faith litigation
Education
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1998
  • Wofford College, B.S. and B.A., 1995
Admissions
  • South Carolina, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2004
Honors and Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Product Liability Litigation - Defendants 2020
  • Order of Barristers
Professional and Civic Activities
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP), 2019