Attorney - Elizabeth F.  Fulton

Attorney:

Elizabeth F. Fulton
Attorney at Law
HBS Charleston Office

P: 843.720.3471
F: 843.720.3458
E: EFulton@hallboothsmith.com
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Overview

Elizabeth Fulton is an associate in our Charleston office, with a growing practice focused on general liability, insurance coverage and professional negligence and medical malpractice.
Earlier in her career, she was an associate attorney for a boutique law firm in Charleston and while in law school, she served the Charleston City Council as a legislative intern.
Ms. Fulton is a member of the South Carolina Lawyers Fund for Client Protection, a board member of the Charleston School of Law Alumni Association and an ambassador to the South Carolina Bar Foundation.
Ms. Fulton currently volunteers with Loving America Street's Laundry Matters Project, providing free laundry to residents in the Eastside neighborhood in downtown Charleston. She was selected as one of thirteen inaugural ambassadors to the South Carolina Bar Foundation and recently committed to serving another three-year term. In 2017, she was listed as a Legal Elite of the Lowcountry for insurance law by Charleston Business Magazine
Ms. Fulton received her Juris Doctor from the Charleston School of Law, graduating cum laude in 2012. While there, she served as treasurer and president of the Student Bar Association, was a member of the Pinckney Inn of Court, and worked on pro bono projects for the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from East Carolina University, where she graduated magna cum laude.

Practice Areas

Aging Services

General Liability

Ms. Fulton's litigation experience includes premises liability, property disputes, toxic mold exposure, food borne illness, products liability, sexual abuse, assault and battery, defamation claims, and trucking accidents. In addition, Ms. Fulton regularly handles mechanics liens, and landlord tenant disputes, including the representation of low income properties.

Ms. Fulton has successfully litigated toxic mold claims within workers compensation and landlord-tenant actions. She is knowledgeable about testing, classification, and notice requirements concerning the presence of indoor mold, causation and damage issues arising from mold exposure, and insurance coverage disputes over mold claims.

Insurance Coverage

Ms. Fulton has experience in handling first-party insurance issues, drafting coverage opinions, filing declaratory judgments, and  handling bad faith actions at the trial and appellate levels.

Professional Negligence / Medical Malpractice

Ms. Fulton's practice includes the defense of professionals in medical malpractice lawsuits, including doctors, nurses, physician practice groups, hospital entities, long term care facilities, and managed care organizations from a variety of claims, including negligent care and treatment, negligent misdiagnosis, negligent referral, lack of consent, personal injury, gross negligence, and wrongful death.

Education

B.A., magna cum laude, East Carolina University, 2007
J.D., cum laude, Charleston School of Law, 2012

Admitted

South Carolina, 2012
United States District Court of South Carolina, 2013

Membership

Member, South Carolina Lawyers Fund for Client Protection, 2017 - present

Ambassador, South Carolina Bar Foundation, 2015 - present
Ninth Circuit Delegate, South Carolina Bar Foundation, 2018 - present
Board Member, Charleston School of Law Alumni Association, 2016 - present
Member, Charleston County Bar Association
Docent, Historic Charleston Foundation 
Junior League of Charleston
Daughters of the American Revolution 

Publication

South Carolina Lawyer Magazine, March 2017: Time is NOT on Your Side: Avoiding Pitfalls When Filing Motions to Alter or Amend under Rule 59(e), S.C.R.Civ.P.