• CHARLESTON, S.C. – Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman was named a 2018 Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report, recognizing the plaintiff firm for its work on mass torts and class actions, product liability, securities and personal injury lawsuits. RPWB was selected as one of the top mass tort and class action law firms in the country as well as a top-tier firm …

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  • MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – RPWB attorney Katie McElveen recently helped a national pipeline safety group prepare an amicus brief supporting a lawsuit to clean up one of the largest gasoline pipeline spills in South Carolina history. In late 2014, residents of Belton followed the strong smell of gasoline to discover that a pipeline spanning from Louisiana to Washington D.C, had ruptured and spilled 369,000 gallons …

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  • CHARLESTON, S.C. – Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman is South Carolina’s top-listed plaintiff law firm for product liability cases and mass tort/class actions in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018, an annual publication released on August 15, 2017. In all, 12 RPWB attorneys were named 2018 Best Lawyers for their respective practice areas, including four additions in the past year. Hoyt Rowell was named as …

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  • CHARLESTON, SC – An international law firm ranking service has named Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman as one of the six top firms in the United States for toxic tort litigation. RPWB was listed in the product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort – plaintiff category. The Legal 500 highlighted the firm’s well-regarded asbestos and mesothelioma practice as well as the firm’s fight in …

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  • With its refusal to hear an appeal from the Second Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court has potentially opened up a new pool of General Motors car crash cases. The high court declined to hear the appeal of a class certification in the General Motors ignition switch litigation, keeping in place a ruling that enables plaintiffs to sue the post-bankrupt General Motors for the pre-bankruptcy GM’s …

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  • Barnwell, South Carolina – RPWB founding member Terry Richardson was featured on the cover of the 2017 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers, a publication highlighting the state’s top lawyers. For the third year in a row, Richardson has been named a Top 10 South Carolina attorney by the publication. Entitled The Energizer, the article profiles Richardson’s rise from a farm in Barnwell to become …

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  • CHARLESTON, S.C. – The second-largest settlement in South Carolina last year was litigated by Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, according to an annual compilation by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. The weekly newspaper tailored for the legal community released the state’s 17 largest case outcomes in its Feb. 13 edition. “The attorneys of RPWB are proud of their work to bring justice and compensation to all of …

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  • CHARLESTON, S.C. – Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman was named a 2017 Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report, recognizing the plaintiff firm for its work on product liability, securities and personal injury lawsuits. RPWB was selected as a top-tier firm in two metropolitan areas, including product liability and securities litigation in the Charleston, S.C. market and personal injury litigation in the Augusta, …

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  • MOUNT PLEASANT, SC –  Nine RPWB attorneys were named 2017 Best Lawyers in America® for their respective practice areas, including two new additions in the past year. Based on the number of attorneys honored, RPWB was named the top-listed plaintiff product liability litigation firm in South Carolina. The two lawyers recognized for the first time in this annual list were Elizabeth Middleton Burke and Kim …

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  • CHARLESTON, SC – Thousands of Berkeley County property owners will receive refunds of transportation impact fees that were paid to the county, but not spent on infrastructure improvements. Ninth Circuit Judge R. Markley Dennis, Jr. finalized the class action settlement agreement on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. It applies to approximately 4,000 Berkeley County property owners who currently own land on which an impact fee was …

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