Lawrence C. Melton
About the Author
Lawrence C. Melton graduated from Rock Hill High School
in 1966. He then graduated from Tulane University in 1970, the
University of London in 1973 and Washington & Lee University
School of Law in 1976. He is admitted to practice in Virginia,
the District of Columbia and South Carolina. Lawrence has been
practicing construction and procurement law for 28 years.
Lawrence began representing contractors on the Washington, D.C.
Metro system in 1979 and has been involved in construction
litigation ever since. He has represented all parties to the
construction process, including owners, architects, engineers,
contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and sureties. The
projects he has worked on include tunnels, dams, mass transit,
highways, hospitals, environmental remediation, water treatment
plants, sanitary landfills, office buildings, condominiums and
After living in Alexandria, VA for more than 20 years,
Lawrence’s wife, Pamela, who was born in Manning, S.C., accepted
a job with the University of South Carolina School of Law and is
now Associate Director of the Coleman Karesh Law Library. Since
moving to Columbia in 1997, Lawrence has been an adjunct
professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law,
where he teaches a course on Construction Litigation.
Lawrence is a member of the firm of Nexsen Pruet Adams Kleemeier, LLC (“The Carolinas Law Firm”) with offices in
Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head,
South Carolina and Charlotte, and Greensboro, North Carolina.
His business address is: Suite 1500, 1441 Main Street, Columbia,
South Carolina 29201; (803) 253-8290.
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