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Thomas C. Hildebrand Jr.

Charleston | 843.727.2653
Fax | 843.727.2680

Tom Hildebrand has more than 30 years of experience handling litigation matters related to the construction industry. He represents developers, homebuilders, contractors, owners, and sureties with pre-construction, construction, and post-construction problem-solving.

Tom regularly works with construction professionals using critical-path and other methods in prosecuting and defending claims in connection with project scheduling and changes of scope. He has orchestrated the defense, as the attorney representing general contractors and national homebuilders, in hundreds of construction defect matters ranging from single home issues to massive cases and class actions involving dozens of parties and tens of millions of dollars in claimed damages.

In addition to his litigation practice, he has extensive experience negotiating and drafting construction contract documents.

Tom is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. District Court of South Carolina.

Representative Experience

  • Defended numerous class action lawsuits against developers for alleged construction defects.
  • Represented developers in recovering costs incurred in remedying various construction problems in hundreds of homes.
  • Represented a variety of regional and national homebuilders in construction related matters.
  • Represented large commercial contractors in complex construction disputes.

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Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America in Construction Law, 2010-2024; Construction Litigation, 2011-2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America "Lawyer of the Year" in Charleston for Construction Law, 2021; Construction Litigation, 2019
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, 2008-2021
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition, Construction Litigation, 2015


  • American Bar Association, Construction Law Section; Forum Committee on the Construction Industry; Forum Committee on Contract Negotiations
  • Citadel Alumni Association, Charleston Board of Directors, Past Member
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry, Board of Directors, Past Member