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A Tradition of Advocacy and Success.

Complex Commercial Litigation

Helping South Carolina Businesses and National Corporations

Founded in 1987, Speights & Runyan represents businesses involved in complex commercial litigation. Our attorneys are well-versed in a wide range of industries, including agriculture, technology, energy, construction and nonprofit. We counsel companies of all sizes, from local Hampton and Beaufort family-owned businesses to national Fortune 500 corporations located throughout the United States. We regularly handle class actions, multidistrict litigation (MDL) and high-stakes litigation concerning complex legal or factual issues.

Valued Partnerships with Referring Counsel

Because of our experience, professionalism and dedication to our practice, our colleagues regularly refer clients to our firm.  We place great value on our relationships with referring counsel.  We have had cases referred to us by solo practitioners as well as large firms.  We have many lawyers who have referred to us multiple cases spanning across decades because we treat your clients the way you want them treated.  Whether your firm seeks the resources Speights & Runyan has at its disposal, the experience in complex litigation, or the innovative thinking we strive to bring to every case, we appreciate every opportunity to serve your clients. 

Strategic Approach to Commercial Dispute Resolution

Our litigation firm has earned a reputation for our strategic approach to resolution of commercial disputes. Our attorneys and support staff pride ourselves on being:

  • Innovative
    Our attorneys remain at the forefront of legal theories that produce positive results for our clients and that often set legal precedence. For example, our attorneys were the first to recognize that building owners deserved compensation for losses arising from asbestos removal. We were also the first and only law firm to bring a certified case against Exxon by South Carolina station owners to recover for damages caused by leaking underground tanks.


  • Results-oriented
    Our team focuses on reaching the best possible results for our clients and develops precise strategies to achieve our goals. Every action we take is carefully designed with the end game in mind. In some cases, this means negotiating a settlement in mediation, and in others, aggressively pursuing available relief through trial.


  • Mindful of costs and time
    No matter how profitable a company is, overspending on legal fees and costs does not make sense. Our attorneys incur expenses only when we believe it will help our client’s case. We also recognize that decision-makers are busy running a business and we take steps to minimize loss of productivity through meticulous organization and preparation. 
  • Experienced
    Our partners have almost a century of combined courtroom experience. We have represented plaintiffs in numerous class actions and MDLs in jurisdictions throughout the country. Our team has refined our systems and processes for bringing important commercial issues to litigation.

Consult with Our Experienced Commercial Litigation Lawyers

For more information about commercial litigation, call Speights & Runyan at (803) 943-4444 or toll free at (800) 348-3805 or contact us online.