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Christopher J. Daniels

Christopher J. Daniels

Partner

Meridian
1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
chris.daniels@nelsonmullins.com

Chris practices in the areas of general litigation, product liability defense, premises liability defense, transportation, and business litigation. He has tried cases his entire career.

Chris practices in the areas of general litigation, product liability defense, premises liability defense, transportation, and business litigation. He has tried cases his entire career.

Christopher J. Daniels

Chris practices in the areas of general litigation, product liability defense, premises liability defense, transportation, and business litigation. He has tried cases his entire career.

Experience

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Experience

  • More than 33 years of active trial experience
  • National counsel for a leading U.S. home appliance manufacturer
  • National counsel for a foreign table saw manufacturer
  • South Carolina counsel for several retailers
  • Represents several leading tire manufacturers
  • Experience in personal injury lawsuits, business and general litigation

Educational Activities

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
    • Delta Theta Phi

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD (1985)
    • Moot Court
    • Order of Barristers
  • Davidson College, BA, History (1982)

Admissions

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

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  • S.C. Supreme Court Pro Bono Honor Roll (2020, 2021)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (2003–2023), Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2003–2023)
    • Lawyer of the Year in Columbia, S.C. for Product Liability Litigation -- Defendants (2017)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Richland County Bar Association (president, 2000; executive committee, 1996–2001)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association
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