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.
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.
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.
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.