Carter Massingill



Carter R. Massingill is a corporate litigation and construction attorney, representing companies and their owners in business torts and contract claims in both state and federal court.  His law practice focuses on construction, real estate and commercial litigation, representing developers, real property owners, investors, lenders, general contractors, specialty subcontractors, design professionals, as well as material and equipment suppliers. Recent matters involve the following industries:

  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • Creditor’s Rights
  • Insurance

Carter represents clients in projects and related litigation of design and construction defects, employment matters, zoning and land use planning issues, breach of contract claims, shareholder disputes and payment disputes, as well as catastrophic personal injury claims including wrongful death that occur during construction projects. Carter also handles mechanics’ liens, enforcement of promissory notes, personal guarantees, post-judgment enforcement, commercial foreclosures and other collection matters.

In addition to his litigation practice, he assists contractors, subcontractors and real property owners with drafting and reviewing contracts relating to risk transfer, construction, payment structures and ownership of real property.

Carter also serves as outside and local counsel to out of state businesses and firms.  He is a Greenville County native and attended the University of South Carolina School of Law. Before private practice, he served as clerk to the Honorable Edward W. Miller of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of South Carolina. He is a life-long South Carolina resident and enjoys handling cases in all 46 of the state’s counties. Carter practices in the firm’s Greenville, South Carolina, office.


University of South Carolina

B.A. (2011)

Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

Research Program (2013)

University of South Carolina School of Law

J.D. (2014)

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina Bar
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Associations & Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Greenville County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (SCDTAA)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America (2022)
    • Litigation- Construction
  • Greenville Business Magazine
    • Legal Elite: Business Litigation; Construction; Insurance (2020-2021)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (SCDTAA), Trial Academy (2016)

Community Involvement

  • Greenville County Bar, Pro Bono Program
  • The Meyer Center Impact! Committee,  Member
  • Opportunity Greenville
  • United Way
    • Loaned Executive Program
    • Palmetto Society

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