Henry P. Wall


Hank received his primary education from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, and graduated from Washington and Lee University, after receiving a four year Army ROTC Scholarship. He completed his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and thereafter served active duty in the United States Army, working initially the Attorney Honors Program in the Office of Chief Counsel, United States Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, D.C.

Hank was subsequently assigned to the 101st Airborne Division Staff Judge Advocate’s office, and he was appointed as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Districts of Kentucky and Tennessee. While in the Army, Hank focused on federal procurement, administrative law, and construction litigation until resigning his commission as Captain in 1987 and entering private practice. Until 1999, Hank was a partner in a large regional firm, heading the construction practice group, and serving as managing partner of the Columbia office. In 1999, Hank and his partner, Wade Mullins, joined Bruner Powell. Hank previously taught Public Contract Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law as an Adjunct Professor from 1990-2003.

Hank is married to the former Allison Royall, and they have one son and three daughters, and several grandchildren. He attends the Church of The Apostles Anglican Church in downtown Columbia where he has served in several leadership roles, including Senior Warden. A former NCAA wrestler and lacrosse player, Hank also coached both sports at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia for many years, and he remains an active supporter and benefactor of high school wrestling. Hank is active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Kairos Prison Ministry, and frequently defends faith based organizations in the protection of their First Amendment freedoms.

Hank is listed in Best Lawyers in the areas of Construction Law and Litigation-Construction and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.  He has also been listed as a Super Lawyer in the areas of Construction Litigation and Government Contracts and recognized as one of Columbia Business Monthly’s Legal Elite of the Midlands for construction law.

Reported Cases

  • Hard Hat Workforce Solutions, LLC v. Mech. HVAC Servs., Inc., 406 S.C. 294, 750 S.E.2d 921 (2013)
  • S.C. Ret. Sys. Inv. Comm’n v. Loftis, 402 S.C. 382, 741 S.E.2d 757 (2013)
  • Int’l Fid. Ins. Co. v. China Constr. Am. (SC) Inc., 375 S.C. 175, 650 S.E. 2d 677 (Ct. App. 2007)
  • Wellman, Inc. v. Square D Co., 366 S.C. 61, 620 S.E. 2d 86 (Ct. App. 2005)
  • Martin Eng’g, Inc. v. Lexington Cnty. Sch. Dist. One, 365 S.C. 1, 615 S.E.2d 110 (2005)
  • Cleland Constr. Co. v. Balfour Beatty Constr., Inc., 229 F.R.D. 521 (D.S.C. 2005)
  • In Re: Protest of Palmetto Unilect, LLC; Diebold Election Systems; iPServices, LLC; Maximus Inc.; and Election Systems & Software, Inc. Appeal of Palmetto Unilect; Diebold Election Systems; and Election Systems & Software, Inc., South Carolina Procurement Decisions, July 1, 2004
  • Mowrer v. Charleston Cnty. Park & Rec. Comm’n, 361 S.C. 476, 605 S.E. 2d 563 (Ct. App. 2004)
  • Cincinnati Ins. Co. v. Dynamic Dev. Grp., LLC, 336 F. Supp. 2d 552 (M.D.N.C. 2004)
  • In Re: Protest of Hass Construction Company, Inc.; South Carolina State University. Appeal by Hass Construction Company, Inc.; International Fidelity Insurance Company, Inc.; Clontz-Garrison Mechanical Contractors, Inc.; Utilities Construction Company, 2002 WL 31955072, South Carolina Procurement Decisions July 19, 2002
  • Franklin Pavkov Constr. Co. v. Roche, 279 F.3d 989 (Fed. Cir. 2002)
  • Lottery In Re: Petition for Administrative Review GTECH Corporation v. South Carolina Education, 2002 WL 31955063, S.C. Procure. Rev. Panel, May 7, 2002
  • S. Contr. v. H.C. Brown Constr. Co., 317 S.C. 95, 450 S.E.2d 602 (Ct. App. 1994)
  • Am. Cas. Co. v. L-J, Inc., 35 F.3d 133 (4th Cir. 1994)
  • United States ex rel. Conroy v. S. Contracting, 862 F. Supp. 107 (D.S.C. 1994)
  • Carl Garris & Son, Inc. v. United States, 918 F.2d 187 (Fed. Cir. 1990)
  • National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford v. City of Columbia, 907 F.2d. 1139 (4th Cir. 1990), affirming 726 F. Supp. 1036 (D.S.C. 1989)


  • The South Carolina Chapter, Fifty State Public Construction Contracting, Construction Law Library, Aspen Publishers, 1995
  • “Mechanic’s Liens,” South Carolina Jurisprudence


  • South Carolina Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • American Bar Association, Public Contract Law Section and the Forum on the Construction Industry
  • American Arbitration Association Panel of Construction and Commercial Arbitrators
  • South Carolina Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Richland County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Vestry, Church of Apostles Anglican
  • Kairos Prison Ministry, Broad River Correctional Institution
  • Board of Directors, Camp Long Ridge, Ridgeway, South Carolina
  • Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Former High School Wrestling and Lacrosse Coach, Organizer and Founder of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Highlander Duals Wrestling Tournament
  • Pro Bono Volunteer and Trial Counsel, United States District Court
  • Former Adjunct Professor of Public Contract Law, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Frequent Teacher and Lecturer to Various Bar Associations and Sections, Numerous Construction Trade and Professional Associations, Non-profits, and Christian Organizations