Christopher C. Olson is a partner with Harper Whitwell PLLC in Charleston, SC. As an attorney, Clay focuses his legal practice on commercial litigation, with an emphasis on the construction industry. Mr. Olson has litigated construction defect suits, construction payment disputes, including mechanics liens, surety bond claims as well as insurance coverage litigation involving local, regional, as well as emerging builders and developers.
Mr. Olson served as South Carolina’s co-chair for the Council on Litigation Management, an organization comprised of insurance companies, self-insured corporations, attorneys, and governmental agencies all striving towards the common goal of cost-efficient dispute resolution. The CLM is an invitation only organization which is well regarded by attorneys and litigation management departments throughout the country.
Christopher Clay Olson has litigated matters before both State and Federal courts within South Carolina. Clay is an experienced attorney in Alternative Dispute Forums such as the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, and those disputes governed by the Federal Arbitration Act. Upon being admitted to the SC Bar in 1999, Mr. Olson has served as vice president of the Hilton Head Island bar association, and has been a member of the ABA Construction Forum.