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Kevin W. Mims

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Charleston, SC

Luzuriaga Mims LLP
1156 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: 843-410-3822
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014, 2016
Licensed in South Carolina Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Construction Litigation: Business, Civil Litigation: Defense, Personal Injury - General: Defense, Eminent Domain, Insurance Coverage
Attorney Profile

In South Carolina, Kevin W. Mims is founding equity partner of Luzuriaga Mims, LLP, and has over a decade of litigation experience. During his career, Mr. Mims has represented owners, subcontractors, developers and general contractors. He handles cases of products liability, construction and commercial litigation, general civil litigation, eminent domain/condemnation, trucking litigation, premises liability, longshore defense, insurance coverage/bad faith litigation, Defense Base Act defense, South Carolina workers’ compensation defense and alternative dispute resolution.

In 2001, Mr. Mims graduated The University of South Carolina School of Law with a Juris Doctor. Before attending law school, he graduated cum laude with his undergraduate degree from The University of South Carolina. The South Carolina Supreme Court has certified Mr. Mims as a Circuit Court Mediator, and he has the ideal skill set to mediate everything from commercial litigation to complex construction cases.

Mr. Mims is a member of the American Bar Association, the Charleston County Bar Association, the Construction Law and Tort & Insurance Practice sections of the South Carolina Bar, the Defense Research Institute, the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association, the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association, the Maritime Association of South Carolina and the South Carolina Self-Insurers Association, Inc.

For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, Mr. Mims holds the highest peer review rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. He was previously on the committee for professional development of the Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar, serving as the 9th Circuit representative. His focus is on securing cost-effective, efficient resolutions of suits and claims, while protecting the best interests of his clients.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 30%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Defense
  • 10%Eminent Domain
  • 10%Insurance Coverage
Focus Areas

Construction Defects, Personal Injury - Defense, Insurance Defense


4 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2014, 2016

About Kevin W. Mims

First Admitted: 2001, South Carolina

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • South Carolina Bar Association, Tort & Insurance Practice Section and Construction Law Section
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), 2015
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association
  • South Carolina Maritime Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute


  • AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to the South Carolina Rising Stars List, 2014, 2016

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified as a Circuit Court Mediator by the South Carolina Supreme Court

Educational Background

  • The University of South Carolina, cum laude, 1998
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2001

Industry Groups

  • Maritime
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Office Location for Kevin W. Mims

1156 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

Phone: 843-410-3822

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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