Jared H. Garraux joined Richardson Plowden in 2007 in the Columbia office. In 2014, he was named a shareholder in the Firm. He currently serves as the Firm's Construction Ptractice Group Leader. He focuses his practice primarily on construction law, including construction litigation, construction delay claims, contract drafting and negotiation, claims resolution and avoidance, design professional claims and insurance defense. In addition, Mr. Garraux has represented numerous entities in matters involving general liability, products liability and premises liability. Mr. Garraux also provides counsel to businesses involved in contract disputes. Mr. Garraux has represented clients in both State and Federal Court proceedings, as well as in Arbitration.
Prior to entering law school, Mr. Garraux worked in the construction industry for nearly a decade, serving as an estimator and project manager in a variety of construction disciplines , including highway construction, site development, heavy civil construction and industrial construction. Because of his professional experience in the construction industry, Mr. Garraux understands the unique challenges that construction professionals and owners face when developing and constructing projects.
As a construction professional, Mr. Garraux estimated and managed millions of dollars of work. He has a keen understanding of estimating, project procurement, payment applications, change order procedure and CPM scheduling in both the public and private sectors. His construction knowledge, along with over a decade of legal experience, provides his construction clients with the best possible representation when disputes arise.
Mr. Garraux currently serves on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (“SCDTAA”). Outside of the office, Mr. Garraux enjoys spending time with his wife and four children and exploring the outdoors.
Mr. Garraux’s Experience Includes:
Pro Bono/Community Involvement