- University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor
- South Carolina Law Review
- Order of the Wig and Robe
- Carolina Petigru Scholarship
- Mortar Board Graduate Fellowship
- University of South Carolina School of Business, International Masters in Business Administration
- German Concentration
- University of South Carolina, Honors College, B.A. International Studies and Economics
- Magna Cum Laude
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Student Body President
- Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
Bar & Court Admissions
- South Carolina
- U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
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Brian A. Comer
Columbia, SC 29201
Brian Comer is a shareholder and Chair of the firm's Products Liability Practice Group. Brian was a magna cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina Honors College where he majored in International Studies and Economics. He also served as Student Body President during his undergraduate career. Brian received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law and has an International Masters in Business Administration from the University's Moore School of Business. During law school, he was a member of the South Carolina Law Review and the Order of Wig and Robe. Prior to joining Collins & Lacy, Brian was a partner with a large national firm based in Columbia, South Carolina.
Brian is the founder and contributing author of South Carolina Products Liability Law Blog. As a frequent blogger, his goal is to provide current information on trends in products liability law in the Palmetto State.
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Practice Focus/Trial Experience
- Products Liability Litigation: including defense of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and sales representatives, as well as equipment and machinery manufacturers in claims arising from alleged product defects.
- Professional Negligence Litigation: including defense of financial advisors in broker-dealer actions, medical providers, actuaries and other service providers.
Professional, Civic and Community Involvement
- Defense Research Institute
- Products Liability Committee
- Agricultural, Construction, Mining and Industrial Equipment Specialized Litigation Group (ACMIE SLG), Vice-Chair
- Drug and Medical Device Committee
- South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association
- Products Liability Substantive Law Committee, Co-Chair (2011-2012)
- The Council on Litigation Management
- International Society of Primerus Law Firms
- Products Liability Executive Committee
- Richland County Bar Association
- Chairman of the Brockman Elementary School Improvement Council
- First Baptist Church
Papers, Presentations and Publications
- The South Carolina Products Liability Law Blog, Founder and Contributing Author with more than 150 blog posts to date
- "Application of South Carolina Equitable Indemnification Law in the Products Liability Case," The Defense Line (published by the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association), Fall 2012
- "What is South Carolina's Law on Warnings?" South Carolina Bar CLE, April 25, 2011
- "Who Needs Letterman? - The Annual ACMIE TOP TEN CASES," presented at meeting of the Agricultural, Construction, Mining and Industrial Equipment Specialized Litigation Group Session at the April 5 - 8, 2011 DRI Products Liability Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
- "Limits on the Duty to Warn in SC Products Liablity Law" - The Defense Line, Spring 2011
- "Products Liability Claims - What is South Carolina's Law on Warnings?" South Carolina Lawyer, January 2011
- "The Status of the Learned Intermediary Rule in South Carolina," The DefenseLine, Spring 2010
- Products Liability Claims in South Carolina: What Exactly Does "Essentially the Same Condition" Mean?, South Carolina Lawyer, November 2009
- "Not So Straightforward: Punitive Damages Safe Harbor Statutes," For the Defense, July 2008.
- "Bifurcation of Civil Cases in South Carolina and the Fourth Circuit," South Carolina Lawyer, November 2007.
- Note, Piercing the Corporate Veil in Wilson v. Friedberg, 48 S.C.L. REV. 905 (1997).
- Collins & Lacy to Host Presentation for Association of Corporate Counsel, June 14, 2013
- Collins & Lacy Attorney Brian Comer Leads Free Primerus Webinar on the "Same Condition" Requirement in Products Liability Cases, December 12, 2012
- Collins & Lacy Attorney Brian Comer to Lead Products Liability Session at South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association 2012 Annual Meeting, October 18, 2012
- Attorney Brian Comer to Present at National Business Institute Seminar, "South Carolina Update: Product Liability Law", October 11, 2012
- Collins & Lacy, P.C. Attorney Brian Comer Plans Inaugural SCDTAA Products Liability Seminar, August 24, 2012
- Collins & Lacy Attorneys to Present CLE to Association of Corporate Counsel, June 7, 2012