Paige Chamberlain Ornduff

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Biography

Paige Chamberlain Ornduff is a litigation attorney practicing in the firm’s Charleston, South Carolina, office. Her practice primarily focuses on design and construction litigation, tort and personal injury defense and commercial transportation. Paige has experience representing general contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in commercial and residential construction-related disputes.  In her personal injury defense practice, Paige is regularly retained by insurers, self-insured corporations and third-party risk managers in complex litigation involving tort liability, risk management issues and multiparty cases. Paige also represents major commercial transportation companies in South Carolina, advising clients regarding accident investigations, from risk management and preparation to initial scene response, and post-accident litigation.

Before joining the firm, Paige served as law clerk to the Honorable John D. Geathers of the South Carolina Court of Appeals. She also worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Carmen T. Mullen of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of South Carolina.

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 for the Charleston Law Review and as a research assistant to professor William Janssen, professor Shelia Scheuerman and Dean Brett Barker. She also had the opportunity to extern for the Honorable David C. Norton of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Paige recognizes the correlation between communication and client satisfaction. She works tirelessly to ensure her clients are informed and educated throughout the life span of a given dispute and takes great care to understand the needs and expectations of her clients.

Education

Appalachian State University

B.S. (2011)

Charleston School of Law

J.D. (2015)

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina Bar
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina

Associations & Professional Memberships

  • American Subcontractors Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Charleston School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors
    • Secretary (2018 – Present)
    • Member (2017 – Present)
  • James L. Petigru Inn of Court
    • Secretary (2019 – Present)
    • Member (2017 – Present)
    • Student Member (2014 – 2015)
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD)
    • Secretary/Treasurer
    • Community Law Week Committee Co-Chair (2018 – 2020)
    • Special Olympics Committee (2015 – Present)
    • Annual Bar Convention Committee (2017 – Present)
    • Backpack Drive Committee (2017 – Present)
    • Courthouse Keys Committee, Co-Chair (2015 – 2018)
    • iCivics Committee (2015 – 2018)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (SCDTAA)
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association

Honors & Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards
    • Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I
    • Legal Research, Writing & Analysis II
    • Law Practice Management and Economics
  • The Forensic Club
  • South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division
    • Star of the Quarter, FY (2019 – 2020)
    • Star of the Quarter, Q4 (2018 – 2019)
    • Star of the Quarter, FY (2016 – 2017)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (SCDTAA)
    • Trial Academy (2018)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Construction Litigation (2019, 2020)
  • South Carolina Women Lawyer Association Scholarship Recipient (2014)

Community Involvement

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Preservation Society of Charleston
  • South Carolina Special Olympics

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