Chris Major’s legal practice focuses on resolving problems for businesses. He regularly advises clients on a wide range of issues that may result in litigation from construction disputes to software licensing and employment matters.
A Greenville native, Chris represents construction clients in all aspects of the construction process, from drafting and reviewing construction contracts to handling disputes in arbitration or in the state and federal courts throughout the Carolinas. He has represented owners, general contractors and remote contractors in complex multi-party litigation and has experience in matters consolidated under the multi-district litigation (MDL) procedures. He also has experience in class action mass tort matters and financial services arbitration before FINRA and its predecessor entities.
- • Obtained a jury verdict on behalf of a supplier of urethane liners for making concrete panels in dispute over payment and material quality
- • Represented general contractor in multi-party arbitration for multi-building mixed use residential development
- • Represented a national manufacturer of construction materials in the Chinese Drywall MDL proceeding in New Orleans, consolidating federal cases from across the country
- • Served as discovery counsel for a national manufacturer of construction materials in antitrust pricing litigation
- • Defended a patent infringement suit against a manufacturer of protective packaging systems
- • Represented a textile manufacturer in a lawsuit against its ERP software vender for failure to perform its obligations under the software license
Chris served as a law clerk to the Hon. G. Ross Anderson, Jr., U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina.
- University of South Carolina, J.D., magna cum laude, 2003
- University of South Carolina Honors College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2000
- North Carolina, 2003
- South Carolina, 2004
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2008
- U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 2004
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2009
- U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 2004
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, 2004
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, 2004
- The Best Lawyers in America© Commercial Litigation (2020-2024)
- South Carolina Super Lawyers® "Rising Stars" Business Litigation (2013-2018). South Carolina Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here.
- Greenville Business Magazine “Legal Elite of the Upstate” Business Litigation (2020-2022)
- Greenville Business Magazine 2012 “Best & Brightest 35 and Under”
- American Bar Association
- South Carolina Bar, former Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and HELP Task Force member and former chair of Law Student Liaison Committee
- Defense Research Institute
- North Carolina Bar Association
- South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
- A Child’s Haven, former Board President