J. Geoffrey Osborn Jr.

J. Geoffrey Osborn Jr.

  • Shareholder, Executive Committee

Geoff Osborn focuses his practice primarily on litigation affecting contractors and subcontractors.

Construction Experience

Involved in the construction industry since 1994, Geoff worked extensively before law school as a contractor in the industrial flooring and coatings industry and as a sales representative for a distributor in the architectural and decorative concrete industry. Applying that hands-on experience in his legal work, Geoff represents national manufacturers, builders, and design professionals, including claims arising from construction defects, personal injury, and toxic exposure.

Commercial Litigation

He also defends public companies in complex business litigation. Geoff has handled realtor malpractice, e-commerce, and contract disputes.


Geoff consults with clients on electronic data issues, including document management policies, legal holds, employee training, clawback agreements and cost control. Working as an advisor to his clients, and using his industry knowledge, he thinks creatively to work through complex client matters.

Outside the office

An adventurous world traveler and father of three, Geoff’s passport has been stamped in exotic locales such as India, where he rode elephants with his wife and children; and Kenya, where he administered life-saving medications on a mission trip. When he doesn’t have his seat in the upright and locked position, Geoff can be found cheering on his sons and daughter at a swim meet, or volunteering with the March of Dimes, an organization dear to his heart as the father of thriving twins.


  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 2006
  • Clemson University, B.S., 2002


  • American Subcontractors Association
  • Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas
  • South Carolina Bar
    • Construction Law Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Forum Committee on the Construction Industry
    • E-Discovery Committee
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Construction Law Committee
    • E-Discovery Committee

Awards & Recognition

Greenville Business Magazine – 2013 Best & Brightest Under 35
ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal, Research Editor

Publications, Speeches & Seminars

AIA Construction Documents – Lorman Seminar, August 2014
“Reverse Auction Bidding”
South Carolina Bar Construction Law Section News & Notes, Summer 2005
“When is a Building Product Not Integrated into a Building for Purposes of the Economic Loss Rule?”
South Carolina Bar Construction Law Section News & Notes, Winter 2011

Community Involvement

  • March of Dimes, Western Carolinas Market Board
    • Member, Board of Directors
    • Chair, Nominating Committee
    • Member, Real Estate Award Committee
  • Hands On Greenville, Team Lead
  • Leadership Greenville Class 39
  • Leadership Greenville Project Advisor Class 40

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