We love our hometown
Our team is composed of individuals with many values, passions and backgrounds. This recognition is what drives the firm’s focus on community service. Whether it is painting nursing homes, donating school items for children or collecting food items for the local food bank, RPWB is committed to giving back to our community.
We support organizations that align with our firm’s mission. This includes groups that help children and the less fortunate as well as those that advance civic engagement and otherwise contribute to the strength, well-being and vibrancy of our communities.
Listed below is just a small sample of RPWB’s community service efforts.
Trident United Way Day of Caring
Each fall, the firm participates in Trident United Way’s Day of Caring event. Day of Caring provides an opportunity for corporate volunteer teams to partner with schools and agencies in the Charleston area to increase community engagement. Past projects have included building a café for an elementary school, painting buildings, picking up roadside litter, and planting gardens and landscaping.
Lowcountry Food Bank
When a statistic revealed that 1 in 4 children in the Charleston area experiences hunger, RPWB knew it had a job to do. The firm teamed up to collect healthy, non-perishable food items for Lowcountry Food Bank. As an office, over 500 items were donated to replenish the food bank’s shelves.
Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding
RPWB sponsored Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding’s annual fundraising event, In the Company of Horses. The event benefits CATR’s Scholarship Program that provides therapeutic horseback riding lessons to mentally and physically disabled children and adults.
Share Our Suzy
Share Our Suzy was created by friends of Suzy McGrane, a local photographer who was diagnosed with breast cancer. The organization’s initial intention was to raise money to help with McGrane’s medical expenses. Ultimately, breast cancer claimed her life, but her friends continued Share Our Suzy to support breast cancer patients financially so that their focus may be solely on recovery. RPWB is proud to sponsor an organization that has helped so many women battling this terrible disease.
Lowcountry Orphan Relief
Each year, RPWB partners with Lowcountry Orphan Relief to gather donations for area-children, many of whom have experienced abuse and neglect. School supplies, backpacks and uniforms are donated to ensure children of the Lowcountry are prepared to return to school.
Barnwell County United Way Stuff the Bus Event
RPWB employees in Barnwell volunteered at the Barnwell County United Way Stuff the Bus event. Stuff the Bus collected school supplies and monetary donations for the three school districts in Barnwell County. Guidance counselors distributed the supplies as the need arose to students in each school RPWB employees collected, sorted and organized donations. Overall, more than $700 was raised along with 10 carts of school supplies.
Lung Force Walk for American Lung Association in South Carolina
Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer of American women, but very few women see lung cancer as a threat to their health. The American Lung Association’s Lung Force initiative is working to change that and make lung cancer in women a public health priority. When Lung Force launched in 2014, RPWB was one of the first corporate sponsors to join the movement as a local sponsor of the Lung Force Run/Walk Charleston.
Barnwell County United Way’s Project Care Day
Annually, the firm sponsors, donates and participates in Barnwell County United Way’s Project Care Day. Barnwell County residents and employees come together to perform community service projects to advance the common good in the area. Past projects have included landscaping, painting, installing flooring, constructing wheelchair ramps and building a born to learn trail.
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Nov 04, 2021
U.S. News: RPWB is a Best Law Firm for National Mass Torts & Class Actions
RPWB is a top plaintiff law firm for our work on national mass torts and class actions, according to the 2022 Best Law Firm rankings by U.S. News & World Report. In addition to the national ranking for mass torts/class actions, RPWB was listed as a Best Law Firm for personal injury, product liability, medical […]READ MORE
Oct 06, 2021
Jury Awards $8.2 million to Soldier in 3M Military Earplugs Case
Pensacola, Fla. – Another federal jury has found 3M liable for producing defective earplugs that caused our nation’s veterans to suffer from hearing loss and tinnitus. On October 1, 2021, jurors awarded $8.2 million to Army veteran Brandon Adkins of Washington, marking the third trial in which plaintiffs have been awarded money from 3M to […]READ MORE
Sep 23, 2021
Burke: The Challenges and Responsibility of Representing Veterans
RPWB member Beth Burke led a continuing legal education session on representing veterans and military personnel at the Southern Trial Lawyers Association Annual Fall Conference in Louisville on Sept. 17. The topic was especially important to Burke, who grew up not far from Charleston. Southern states produce 44 percent of our nation’s troops. Charleston is […]READ MORE
Aug 19, 2021
16 RPWB attorneys named to 2022 Best Lawyers list
Mount Pleasant, S.C. – Sixteen RPWB attorneys are listed in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® list for numerous practice areas including personal injury, product liability, mass tort and medical malpractice litigation. RPWB is the top-listed plaintiff firm in South Carolina for mass tort/class actions & product liability litigation. For the first […]READ MORE
Jul 19, 2021
The combination of two drugs showed encouraging results for patients suffering from advanced peritoneal mesothelioma.
The use of a checkpoint inhibitor along with a drug to slow the growth of new blood vessels may delay the progression of peritoneal mesothelioma as well as increase the life expectancy of patients diagnosed with the deadly disease caused by asbestos exposure. A study by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found […]READ MORE
May 03, 2021
Jury Returns $7 million Verdict Against 3M in Military Earplugs Lawsuit
Jurors in the first military earplug lawsuit returned a $7 million verdict that included more than $6 million in punitive damages against 3M for selling the military faulty earplugs. Combat Arms earplugs were widely used in the military between 2003 and 2015. The design of the earplugs made it difficult for service members to get […]READ MORE
Apr 16, 2021
RPWB Attorneys Investigating Paraquat, a Herbicide Linked to Parkinson’s Disease
CHARLESTON, S.C. – RPWB attorneys are investigating the cases of farmers, agricultural workers, crop dusters and groundskeepers who developed Parkinson’s disease after using Paraquat weed killer. Several herbicides contain Paraquat, including: Gramoxone, Ortho-Paraquat, Para-SHOT, Parazone, Quick-Quat, Firestorm and Helmqua. The herbicides have been used in the United States since 1964, and have come under increased […]READ MORE
Mar 17, 2021
RPWB Opposes Proposed $2 Billion Roundup Cancer Settlement
AIKEN, S.C. – Rogers, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman joined more than 90 other law firms in opposing a proposed class action settlement for people who have developed cancer as a result of exposure to Roundup Weed Killer. The proposed $2 billion settlement is deeply flawed and would impair cancer victims’ ability to seek appropriate […]READ MORE
Feb 25, 2021
$5.4 Million Settlement Reached in Fatal Charleston DUI
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A case involving a 32-year-old Chicago man who was killed by a drunk driver in Charleston recently resolved for $5.4 million. In January 2019, William Kappel, Jr. (deceased), his wife Laura, and Jacqueline Zink traveled to Charleston to visit their friend Joseph Murray, who had recently moved to the Lowcountry from […]READ MORE
Feb 08, 2021
RPWB Welcomes a New Member
Matt Nickles, who has worked as an associate at our firm since 2014, became a member at the beginning of this year. Nickles focuses on medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, catastrophic personal injury, premises liability, product liability, class actions and other complex litigation. He is experienced in litigating medical malpractice and pharmacy liability cases, including […]READ MORE
Nov 18, 2020
RPWB is a US News 2021 Best Law Firm
CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. News & World Report has named Rogers, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman as a 2021 Best Law Firm for its work in personal injury, product liability, mass torts, medical malpractice, securities litigation, healthcare law and railroad law. The announcement by U.S. News followed RPWB’s inclusion on the 2021 Best Lawyers in America […]READ MORE
Sep 09, 2020
The chase of PPP fraud is on
When the federal government raced to release more than $2.2 trillion in coronavirus aid earlier this year, it did so knowing that some of that money would go to fraudulent claims. With the money needed immediately by struggling businesses and workers, the government could not efficiently control fraud on the front end, so it was […]READ MORE
Aug 25, 2020
Top-Listed Firm for Personal Injury, Product Liability and Mass Torts
RPWB is the top-listed plaintiff law firm in South Carolina for personal injury, product liability and mass tort litigation in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. In all, 14 RPWB attorneys were named Best Lawyers in their respective practice areas. Two other RPWB lawyers were named “Ones to Watch,” a designation for […]READ MORE
Mar 02, 2020
How are Mesothelioma Lawsuits Paid Out?
By Ken Wilson Some of the most frequent questions we get about mesothelioma lawsuits concern how they are ultimately paid out to clients and how long it will all take. To address those questions, let me give you a little bit of context about how mesothelioma lawsuits work. When a person is diagnosed with mesothelioma, […]READ MORE
Feb 02, 2020
$1.5 Billion Syngenta Corn Farmer Settlement Finalized
Corn Farmer Settlement Checks Are On The Way This week we received some very good news for corn farmers nationwide who suffered price losses associated with the botched launch of genetically-modified corn seed by Syngenta in 2013. On January 3, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas in Kansas City approved a […]READ MORE