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    Bluffton, SC Office
    The Plaza at Belfair
    4 Clarks Summit Drive
    Suite 200 | Bluffton, SC 29910-4993
    843.815.2171  Main | 843.815.5991  Fax
    Charleston, SC map
    Charleston, SC Office
    100 Calhoun Street
    Suite 400 | Charleston, SC 29401
    843.723.7831  Main | 843.722.3227  Fax
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    Charlotte, NC Office
    Bank of America Plaza
    101 South Tryon Street
    Suite 2610 | Charlotte, NC 28280
    704.347.1170  Main | 704.347.4467  Fax
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    Columbia, SC Office
    1221 Main Street
    Suite 1800 | Columbia, SC 29201
    803.799.9800  Main | 803.753.3278  Fax
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    Greenville, SC Office
    Poinsett Plaza
    104 South Main Street
    Suite 700 | Greenville, SC 29601
    864.271.4940  Main | 864.271.4015  Fax
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    Hilton Head Island, SC Office
    Shelter Cove Executive Park
    23-B Shelter Cove Lane
    Suite 400 | Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
    843.785.2171  Main | 843.686.5991  Fax
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    Myrtle Beach, SC Office
    Founders Centre
    2411 Oak Street
    Suite 206 | Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    843.444.1107  Main | 843.444.4729  Fax
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Andrew W. Lax


704.347.1170 Main
704.347.4467 Main Fax
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Charlotte, NC Office
101 South Tryon Street
Suite 2610
Charlotte, NC 28280
Linda Culpepper
704.347.6464 Direct


Andy Lax is a shareholder in the Charlotte office. He specializes in litigation, with an emphasis on insurance, construction, personal injury and other general litigation. He has been lead counsel in over two hundred jury trials in both North Carolina and Federal courts, and has handled numerous appeals in the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. In addition to his work as an advocate for clients in litigation, Andy functions as a mediator in civil actions and has mediated hundreds of cases pending in North Carolina Superior Courts.

  • Asserted and defended insurance litigation cases, including declaratory judgment actions, and provided advisory opinions and interpretations of comprehensive general liability policies, fire, property, and casualty policies, legal malpractice liability policies and errors and omissions policies
  • Asserted and defended construction litigation, primarily involving negligent design or construction of residential and commercial structures, including claims for virtually all aspects of the construction process. Participated in multiple settlements and one of only three trials which took place in North Carolina involving Exterior Insulated Finishing Systems (EIFS)
  • Defended numerous errors and omissions claims against insurance agencies and brokers
  • Defended numerous personal injury claims against a wide variety of types of defendants, including automobile liability, wrongful death, brain injury, premises liability, product liability and medical malpractice liability
  • Defended fire cause and origin claims asserted against a variety of defendants, including electrical and HVAC contractors
  • Asserted personal injury claims to settlement and to judgment at trial
  • Defended private security companies in litigation and served as a legal consultant for corporate clients regarding security legal issues
  • Asserted and defended business litigation cases
  • Asserted and defended professional malpractice actions
  • Defended tort litigation on behalf of municipalities 
  • Awarded, Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating*

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent®, and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Board of Directors of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Broadcasting Authority, 1999 to 2007 (Chairman 2004 to 2005); Delegate, Association of Public Television Stations 2001 to 2007
  • Member, Davidson United Methodist Church
  • February 17, 2006
    Welcome v. Wix Corp
    Case Cite: 2006 WL 406603

    Welcome v. Wix Corp