Serving Clients for Over 30 Years

In 1991, the late James L. Bruner and Warren C. Powell, Jr., formed the law firm of Bruner Powell. In the following years, Henry P. Wall and E. Wade Mullins III, joined as named partners, making the firm Bruner, Powell, Wall, & Mullins. Today, Bruner Powell has grown in numbers, experience and practice areas, with multiple full-time litigators ready to serve the needs of our clients.

Experienced and Active

Our firm has litigation experience before all state and federal courts, the tribunals of the American Arbitration Association, the United States Court of Claims, the South Carolina Administrative Law Court, the various Boards of Contract Appeals, the Chief Procurement Officer of South Carolina, and the South Carolina Procurement Review Panel. Our attorneys also maintain an active appellate caseload with regular appearances before the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the South Carolina Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and other federal circuits. Bruner Powell is also one of few firms in South Carolina recognized by the insurance industry as a qualified defense firm to represent attorneys in complex legal malpractice cases.

Recognition of Our Firm and Attorneys

Bruner Powell is honored to be recognized in the 2023 edition of “Best Law Firms” published by U.S. News & World Report—Best Lawyers®.   Our firm has been regionally ranked a Tier 1 firm in the practice areas of Construction Law, Litigation – Construction, and Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants.  Additionally, Bruner Powell was recognized for Litigation – Healthcare, Litigation – Insurance, and Administrative/Regulatory Law.  The Firm is proud to announce that for 2024, two of our attorneys have been selected as Lawyers of the Year in Best Lawyers.

The attorneys of Bruner Powell have been awarded some of the most distinguished awards in the legal world and have been recognized by widely respected organizations. Our firm includes attorneys recognized by Martindale-Hubbell® as AV Preeminent, attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers in America®, attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers®, and attorneys recognized by Columbia Business Monthly’s Legal Elite of the Midlands.

Outside the Courtroom

When Bruner Powell attorneys set aside their legal work, it is often to crank up our BBQ cooker.  We enjoy feeding crowds at a number of local events, including the annual University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni BBQ each summer.  You can find out more about our signature BBQ sauce on this page.