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102 Wappoo Creek Drive, Suite 8
Charleston, South Carolina 29412Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 843-793-4744
Fax: 843-793-4278
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 13466, Charleston, SC 29422

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Construction Defect
  • Construction Litigation
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Personal Injury
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About Us
Best Honeycutt, P.A.'s mission is to provide exceptional legal services with integrity. With nearly 30 years of combined experience, we have the skills and knowledge to address your legal needs. As seasoned trial attorneys, we maintain a solid commitment to quality, professionalism and efficiency. In every case, we employ sound strategies to deliver effective results while we look for opportunities to develop innovative legal solutions. We offer a full range of services for construction clients in South Carolina and Georgia, from contract formation to payment disputes to defect litigation. We look forward earning your trust and building a long-term collaborative relationship to handle your legal needs.
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Insurance Clients
American Southern Insurance CompanyAspen Specialty Insurance Company
Builders Mutual Insurance CompanyCentral Mutual Insurance Company
FCCI Insurance GroupGreat American Insurance Company
IFG CompaniesPenn-America Insurance Company
Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance CompanySelective Insurance Company of America
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Personnel Information
Dean Best
Charleston, SC
  • South Carolina, 1996
Dean Best is a trial lawyer with significant experience in construction defect cases. He has represented general contractors, developers and subcontractors in more than 250 construction matters, including a significant number of multimillion dollar cases.

Focusing first and foremost on his clients’ goals, Mr. Best applies years of construction law experience to develop strategies that best meet their business needs. In addition to construction cases, Mr. Best has won victories in complex cases in other fields, including products liability, premises liability and personal injury actions. In large cases involving numerous defendants, Mr. Best has the courtroom experience and ability to marshal the resources needed to prevail.

Mr. Best has represented developers in construction-defect cases involving both original construction and condominium conversions. He successfully defended a national window manufacturer in a case involving an alleged product defect.
  • American Bar Association (Consortium on the Construction Industry)
  • South Carolina Bar
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, B.A. Political Science (cum laude), 1993
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1996
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Jenny Honeycutt
Charleston, SC
  • South Carolina, 2005
Jenny Honeycutt focuses her practice on representing construction professionals. She is well-equipped to represent any participant in the construction and development industry – builders and construction managers, contractors and subcontractors, designers and engineers, project owners and investors. She handles a wide range of matters from contract formation to payment disputes to defect litigation.

Honeycutt also handles lawsuits from discovery through trial. She is experienced in South Carolina State and Federal Courts, as well as resolving cases through alternative dispute resolution. She is certified as a circuit court mediator by the SC Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification.

Honeycutt also helps businesses work with government. She helps clients assess the impact of local, state and federal laws and administrative regulations on their companies. In 2012, she served on the board of the Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas.
  • American Bar Association (Construction Law Forum)
  • South Carolina Bar (Supreme Court Mentor)
  • Defense Research Institute (Construction Law Committee)
  • Leadership Charleston, Class of 2012
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. of the Carolinas
  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator, South Carolina Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification
  • Meredith College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2001
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2004
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