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Biography

Paige Chamberlain Ornduff is a litigation attorney practicing in the firm’s Charleston, South Carolina, office. A significant portion of her practice focuses on design and construction and tort and personal injury defense matters.  Prior to joining the firm, Paige served as a law clerk to the Honorable John D. Geathers of the South Carolina Court of Appeals and as a law clerk to the Honorable Carmen Tevis Mullen of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of South Carolina. 

As a member of the design and construction team, Paige represents general contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals in all manner of construction related disputes. These matters frequently included the following structures:

  • Commercial Buildings
  • Condominiums
  • Apartments
  • Townhomes
  • Personal Residences

Paige also handles complex personal injury defense, representing insurers, self-insured corporations, and third party risk managers in complex litigation involving tort liability, risk management issues, and complex multi-party cases.  Paige counsels clients from initial claim evaluation through litigation, mediation, and appeal. She also regularly represents clients in all phases of the litigation process in the state and federal court systems.

Additionally, Paige is expanding her practice to include workers’ compensation defense.  She will defend employers, insurance carriers, self-insured corporations, third party administrators, and claims servicing agencies in workers’ compensation matters.  She will handle all stages of job-related injury claims including:

  • initial investigations
  • advice regarding compensability
  • risk/benefit analysis
  • cost assessment and containment
  • medical provider management

Paige received her undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University and earned her Juris Doctor from Charleston School of Law. At Charleston Law, Paige served as the Associate Editor in Chief of the Charleston Law Review, Vol. IX and as a research assistant to Professor William Janssen and Professor Shelia Scheuerman.

Client satisfaction being a top priority for Paige, she believes communicating with clients on a regular basis is critical to attaining a high level of client satisfaction.  She regularly updates clients on the status of matters.

Articles, Presentations & Publications

Who Gets the Bun That Doesn’t Make it to the Oven? The Rights to Pre-Embryos for Individuals in Same-Sex Relationships, 8 Charleston L. Rev. 557 (2014).

Associations & Memberships

South Carolina Bar

South Carolina Bar – Young Lawyers Division

  • Courthouse Keys Committee Co-chair
  • Annual Bar Convention Committee
  • iCivics Committee

Honors and Awards

  • Young Lawyers Division, Star of the Quarter – Fall 2016
  •  Forensic Club
  •  CALI Awards: Legal Research, Writing and Analysis I & II, Law Practice Management and Economics
  •  The James L. Petigru Inn of Court
  •  2014 South Carolina

Bar Admissions

South Carolina, 2015

Education

  • Charleston School of Law Juris Doctor
  • Appalachian State University Bachelor of Science in Political Science