Kevin L. Pratt
I practice professional liability defense, with a specific focus on medical malpractice defense. I defend health care professionals before the respective administrative agencies regulating their professions. And, I represent businesses in complex commercial litigation. In short, I help people find a solution to their problems.
After law school, I worked at the South Carolina Supreme Court in the Staff Attorneys’ office and also served as a law clerk for two South Carolina Supreme Court Justices. I had the privilege of working for Chief Justice Toal and then-Associate Justice Pleicones. After working at the South Carolina Supreme Court, I worked as a civil litigator, primarily representing employers and insurance companies in workers’ compensation matters.
Because of these experiences, my clients should expect that I will deliver the best possible outcome on their behalf with a deep commitment to their cause.
- Elon University – Bachelor of Arts, 2007
- College of Charleston – Master of Arts, 2009, Graduate Student of the Year
- Charleston School of Law – Juris Doctorate, 2012, Charleston Law Review Member; Moot Court Board Member
- Duke University-Geneva Institute in Transnational Law – Geneva, Switzerland
Bar & Court Admissions
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
- Mecklenburg County Bar
- South Carolina Bar
- American Bar Association
- Kevin L. Pratt, Twombly, Iqbal, and the Rise of Fraudulent Joinder Litigation, 6 Chas. L. Rev. 729 (2012).
- Baseball For Life
- Member, St. Peter’s Catholic Church
Awards & Achievements
- CALI Awards for Highest Grade in the Following Classes: Advanced Legal Writing, Corporate Taxation, and South Carolina Administrative Law.
- Co-Author Best Brief in a National Pre-Advocacy Competition hosted at the Stetson University College of Law.
- Co-Author of Best Brief in National Appellate Advocacy Competition hosted by the American Bar Association in Washington, D.C.
- Regional Advocate Champion at the National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Washington, D.C.
- Forensic Club.
- Graduate Student of the Year.
- Four-Year Varsity Letterman and Co-Captain, Elon University Baseball
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