Christopher M. Adams
Meet Christopher M. Adams

Christopher M. Adams

Senior Shareholder

Chris Adams is a Collins & Lacy shareholder, Circuit Court Mediator, and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.  His law practice focuses on construction litigation. He defends general contractors, developers, architects, engineers, manufacturers, and subcontractors in areas of construction defect litigation, mechanics liens, and design professional litigation, as well as cases involving catastrophic bodily injury that occur on construction sites. Additionally, he defends designers, manufacturers, and sellers of consumer and construction products.

Chris adams attended the University of South Carolina for his undergraduate studies and law school. While at USC, Chris was a member of the baseball team from 1990-1992 and was an SEC Scholar Athlete. After law school, Chris clerked for The Late Honorable James Johnson, Jr., Eighth Judicial Circuit and worked as an Assistant Solicitor for the Eleventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Lexington, South Carolina.

Chris’s reputation has earned him an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and he is a charter fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA). CLSA is an invitation-only construction lawyer honorary society with membership limited to 1,200 practicing Fellows from the United States and internationally.

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

  • “The Square Peg in the Round Hole: Contribution and Setoff Claims in Construction Litigation,” SCDTAA Construction Law CLE, December 2009
  • “The Nuts and Bolts of Civil Litigation,” SC Bar Association, June 2007
  • “Solving Mold Contamination and Water Intrusion Cases with Discovery,” Sterling Education Services, June 2007
  • “Advanced Civil Discovery for the Litigation Paralegal in South Carolina,” Institute for Paralegal Education, October 2003

  • Attorneys Adams and Cole to Speak at SCDTAA Construction Law CLE, December 16, 2009, The Square Peg in the Round Hole: Contribution and Setoff Claims in Construction Litigation
  • 2012 and 2013 – Attorneys Adams and Cole give Continuing Legal Education presentations, South Carolina Construction Law Overview.
  • Architecture & Engineering
  • Commercial & Residential Construction
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Manufacturing
  • Subrogation
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of South Carolina, B.S., Marketing & Human Resources
    • SEC Scholar Athlete Award Recipient