Kathryn Mansfield focuses her practice on business litigation, specifically advising businesses at all phases of litigation in matters relating to construction defects and environmental and toxic tort litigation. She also has experience advising municipalities and utility providers in both litigation and regulatory proceedings. She practices before South Carolina state and federal courts and the South Carolina Public Service Commission.

Prior to joining the firm, Kathryn served as the law clerk for two years for the Honorable Alison Renee Lee, Fifth Judicial Circuit Court of South Carolina. While in this position, Kathryn directly observed all aspects of litigation, including over twenty trials and hundreds of hearings. Before attending law school, Kathryn worked as an associate engineer for the Nuclear & Criticality Safety Engineering group at Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC on the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site. In this capacity, Kathryn worked with the Department of Energy to ensure new and existing projects at the site complied with all federal safety regulations.

Professional Activities

  • Member, South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers’ Division
  • Member, Richland County Bar Association
  • Member, Junior League of Columbia

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  • Successfully represented a Fortune 500 company against claims for personal injury and property damage from alleged groundwater contamination. 
  • Defended a major energy infrastructure company against a multi-million dollar claim of property contamination due to a pipeline leak.
  • Regularly assists client with state regulatory filings related to a multi-billion dollar energy project.
  • Defends national real estate developer against construction defects claims for condominium projects.

Bar admissions

2013, South Carolina

Admitted to practice before:

United States District Court (District of South Carolina)


  • J.D., 2013, University of South Carolina School of Law
    • cum laude
    • Order of the Wig & Robe
    • Associate Editor in Chief, South Carolina Law Review
    • CALI Awards: Advanced Legal Writing, Commercial Law, Contracts II, Labor Law
    • Member, Pro Bono Board
    • Student Member, John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court
  • B.S., 2009, University of South Carolina: Chemical Engineering
    • Magna Cum Laude, with honors from the South Carolina Honors College
    • Carolina Scholars Scholarship Recipient
    • Member, Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society