Thomas Pritchard was born in Charleston, South Carolina, on September 24, 1967. Thomas graduated from the University of South Carolina (B.A., cum laude, 1989) and University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D. 1992). He attended the University of South Carolina as a University of South Carolina Alumni Scholar, and served as the Chief of Staff to the Student Body President and as an intern in the office of the President of the University of South Carolina. He also served as a page in the South Carolina House of Representatives. Upon graduation from law school he spent one year as law clerk for the Honorable William L. Howard, Sr. In August of 1993, Thomas joined the law firm of Barnwell, Whaley, Patterson & Helms, LLC where he remained until 1997. He returned to Barnwell, Whaley in February of 2000, and became a partner in January of 2003. He left in 2006 to establish the law firm of Pritchard & Elliott, Attorneys And Counselors At Law, LLC. Thomas is admitted to the South Carolina Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, American Bar Association (Forum on the Construction Industry and Tort & Insurance Practice Section), Defense Research Institute and South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (Construction Committee). He was elected in November of 1999, to serve a six-year term as a commissioner of the Commissioners of Public Works for the City of Charleston. He was re-elected in November of 2005, to serve a second six-year term and is currently chairman of the Commission. Thomas has extensive experience in both civil and administrative trial practice as well as experience in appellate practice. His primary practice areas include Construction Law, Professional Liability and Products Liability. He also practices in the areas of General Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense, Insurance Coverage, Premises Liability, Workers’ Compensation, Business and Corporate Litigation and Appellate Practice.