Brent M. Boyd

Brent M. Boyd


Brent has been a partner with Murphy & Grantland since 2002. He concentrates his practice on construction defects, premises liability, restaurant litigation involving Dram Shop claims, and general negligence cases. Over his career, Brent has also handled cases involving employment disputes, nursing and assisted living home litigation, and products liability.

After attending the University of Virginia for his undergraduate degree, Brent obtained his juris doctor from the University of South Carolina. He has tried cases in state and federal courts involving premises liability, automobile accidents, construction defects and general negligence claims.

Brent is currently a member of the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (“NRRDA”) where he formerly served on the Website Committee and wrote several articles for the organization’s newsletter. He also is a member of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (“CLM”), where he formerly served on the editorial board of the Journal of Construction / Real Estate Specialty Board, the Construction Committee, and the South Carolina State Delegation. He is a frequent speaker at many of the organization’s claims representative continuing education training seminars.

Brent not only enjoys litigating cases for his clients, but he also enjoys advising and counseling them on ways to avoid liability in the future. As a result, his clients have called upon him to review construction contracts and employee handbooks to ensure they are up to date and legal.

Brent is a competitive person who likes to win – for his clients and for himself. He is a family man who supports his wife and children in their endeavors and interests. He also likes to volunteer at church, work out, and cheer on his favorite sports teams.


Legal Elite of the Midlands (2019) – Construction Law

AV Preeminent 2018

Brent M. Boyd

Phone: 803-782-4100 ext. 1210
Direct Dial: 803-454-1210
Fax: 803-782-4140


Mattison Taylor (Paralegal)
Phone: 803-782-4100 ext: 1307

Marvin Castillo (Legal Assistant)
Phone: 803-782-4100 ext: 1304


University of Virginia, B.A.
University of South Carolina, Juris Doctor, cum laude

  • Editorial Board, South Carolina Law Review
  • Order of the Wig and Robe
  • Order of the Coif