Christopher Clay Olson
Harper Whitwell PLLC

164 Market Street, Suite 139
Charleston, SC 29401, United States
Phone: 843-224-6676
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
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The Miller Act: A Primer for Contractor's and Governmental Projects

As a construction lawyer in South Carolina, I understand that contractors have enough on their plate without having to fully follow all nuances surrounding governmental contracting. This primer will be followed with more…more

Still a Beneficial Tool in Complex Construction Defect Cases, Mediation Could be Improved

Charleston, South Carolina attorney Christopher Clay Olson discusses mediation as a tool for resolving complex construction defect cases…more


Florida Order finds that pollution exclusion prohibits coverage in Chinese Drywall case. The court in General Fidelity v. Foster looks at the specific insuring agreement and pleadings in rejecting Foster's argument that gypsum…more
 /  Construction Law, Insurance, Products Liability, Personal Injury

The Four Corners Rule: An Insurer's Duty to Defend in South Carolina

Insurance companies walk a fine line in determining when to indemnify claims made against their insured policyholders. This article by Clay Olson of Olson & Good in Charleston glances at the obligation to defend a lawsuit and…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Construction Law, Insurance, Personal Injury

South Carolina Real Estate Litigation and Duty to Disclose Defects

South Carolina recently released the opinion below. It affirms that the balance of duties between buyer and seller remain in a real estate transaction. Olson & Good handles matters involving defective construction and real…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential, Consumer Protection
Myrtle Beach v. Buchanan Hotels, et al.

Copy of lawsuit initiated by City of Myrtle Beach against 11 hotels

City of Myrtle Beach has filed suit alleging eleven Hotels have violated city ordinances which might put the City in jeopardy of qualifying for the Federal Flood Insurance program as regulated by FEMA…more
 /  Insurance, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Insurance Carriers and the Duty to Defend a Policyholder

Lawyers have become quite busy over the last fifteen years as Commercial General Liability (CGL) policies have become more restrictive in scope. I have covered this issue in the South Carolina Construction Defect blog in other…more
 /  Construction Law, Insurance

Construction Defect Litigation: Insurer's Duty to Defend in SC

South Carolina provides a fairly broad and liberal standard in allowing for policyholders to demand defense in a lawsuit based on the "4 Corners Rule"…more
 /  Construction Law, Insurance

Chinese Drywall and Insurance Coverage for Contractors

Chinese Drywall, or that drywall manufactured by companies such as Knauf (Germany) via Chinese factories…more
 /  Construction Law, Insurance, Products Liability, Toxic Torts

Chinese Drywall and Insurance Coverage for the General Contractor

This essay was written by Clay Olson during Spring, 2010 as a response to numerous questions regarding "Chinese" Drywall product which remains a newsworthy topic throughought the Southeastern United States. The product…more
 /  Construction Law, Insurance, Products Liability, Toxic Torts
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