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Catherine Ava Kopiec
Company
Rogers Townsend & Thomas PC
1221 Main St 14th Fl
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone
(803) 771-7900
Member Bio
Ms. Kopiec graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. degree, double majoring in journalism & mass communications and sociology. In 2012, she earned her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where she was the recipient of various honors and awards, including the CALI (American Jurisprudence) Award, and served as Senior Articles Editor of the American Bar Association Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal. She also served as president of the GOP Law Society and co-chair of Alumni Relations for the law school's Ambassador program.

Ms. Kopiec practices primarily in the fields of construction defect litigation, products liability and insurance defense. She has defended complex civil cases at all stages of litigation, representing local, regional and national clients including corporations, general contractors, product suppliers and manufacturers, design professionals, and other trades. While in law school, Ms. Kopiec clerked at the Office of the Attorney General of South Carolina in the Civil & Securities Regulation Division, where she assisted in investigation of numerous state securities fraud cases as well as antitrust and consumer law violations. She also conducted research for published law professors in the areas of transnational law, conflict of laws, and tax court procedure.

Ms. Kopiec currently serves on the DRI Young Lawyers Steering Committee as Second Vice Chair and is also the YL Products Liability Marketing Liaison.

In addition to her practice, Ms. Kopiec enjoys equestrian sports, travel, and golf. She is an avid fan of both the North Carolina Tar Heels and the South Carolina Gamecocks, and can also regularly be seen at New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers football games. She is also active as a member of the Junior League of Columbia where she serves as Vice Chair of New Members.
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Practice Areas
Construction Law
Insurance Law
Products Liability
DRI Committees
Construction Law
Insurance Law
Product Liability
Young Lawyers

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