Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
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  • B.A., Haverford College, 1996
  • J.D., Cornell Law School, 1999, cum laude
  • Massachusetts, 1999
  • South Carolina, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 2003
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2006
78 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29401-1428

Christopher A. Ogiba

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Chris Ogiba is an experienced civil litigator and trial attorney who has successfully represented a wide variety of clients in state and federal court and in arbitrations.  He has focused his practice primarily in the areas of bank and construction litigation.  Chris' bank litigation practice focuses primarily on commercial foreclosure work and lender liability defense, but also includes regulatory litigation and representing lenders in disputes with governmental agencies.  Chris represents several banks and other lending institutions and, while his practice is located primarily on the South Carolina coast, he has active cases throughout the state. 

Chris' construction experience is broad-based, and includes negotiating contracts and litigating disputes on behalf of owners, developers, property owners associations, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, banks, lienors/lienees, architects, and engineers.  He has handled matters involving mechanic's liens, bonds, and all applicable legal and equitable claims in most commercial, residential, and industrial contexts.

Chris also has extensive experience representing clients in complex commercial matters involving:

  • Employment and labor law;
  • Legal malpractice defense;
  • POA/HOA liability;
  • Tort claims and the South Carolina Unfair Trade Practices Act;
  • Securities Litigation;
  • Contract and UCC disputes;
  • Products liability;
  • Real property disputes;
  • First Amendment slander and libel; and
  • Maritime issues.

Of Note

  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2020-2021; Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers "Rising Stars", Business Litigation, 2014
  • Appointed to the Charleston Firefighter Memorial Commission
  • Member, Charleston Contractors’ Association
  • Member, South Carolina Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, and Charleston Bar Association
  • Adjunct Professor of Law and Legal Process, The Citadel
  • Note Editor, Cornell Law Review