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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 time in firm history, RPWB has three “Lawyers of the Year” on the list. In the Augusta, Ga. area, Dave Butler is Lawyer of the Year for product liability litigation and Ken Wilson is Lawyer of the Year for personal injury litigation. Hoyt Rowell is Lawyer of the Year for health care law in Charleston, S.C.

Butler and Wilson are key members of RPWB’s asbestos practice. They represent mesothelioma patients throughout the country in lawsuits against asbestos manufacturers for the cancer their products have caused. Rowell is a foreign legal consultant for six provinces in Canada who are seeking compensation from tobacco companies for public health costs. Here in America, he works on class actions nationwide in medical device, products liability and consumer finance issues.

This year also marks the first time RPWB is listed for its work helping whistleblowers. Chris Tuck is listed for Qui Tam litigation for his role in representing people who have uncovered the fraudulent use of taxpayer money.

Two younger attorneys at the firm are recognized as “Ones to Watch.” Chuck Dukes is listed for antitrust law and commercial litigation in Charleston and Matt Nickles is honored for personal injury and product liability litigation in Columbia, S.C.

Dukes recently won a $5.4 million dram shop settlement for the widow of a man killed by a drunk driver while visiting Charleston. Nickles runs a diverse practice in Columbia consisting of medical malpractice, product liability and personal injury cases.

Here is the full list of RPWB attorneys on the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®:

Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Nina Fields Britt – Mass Tort/Class Actions Litigation

Beth Burke – Mass Tort/Class Actions, Personal Injury & Product Liability Litigation

Jerry Evans – Mass Tort/Class Actions & Product Liability Litigation

Kim Keevers Palmer – Mass Tort/Class Actions Litigation

Greg Lofstead – Product Liability & Mass Tort/Class Actions Litigation

Christiaan Marcum – Mass Tort/Class Actions & Product Liability Litigation

Tom Rogers – Medical Malpractice Law & Personal Injury Litigation

Hoyt Rowell – Healthcare Law & Mass Tort/Class Actions Litigation

Chris Tuck – Mass Tort/Class Actions, Product Liability & Qui Tam Litigation

Ed Westbrook – Mass Tort/Class Actions Litigation

Charleston, S.C.

Michael Brickman – Mass Tort/Class Actions & Securities Litigation

Charles Patrick, Jr. – Mass Tort/Class Actions & Product Liability Litigation

Bobby Wood – Mass Tort/Class Actions & Product Liability Litigation

Aiken, S.C.

Dave Butler – Personal Injury & Product Liability Litigation

Ken Wilson – Personal Injury & Product Liability Litigation

Edwardsville, Ill.

Jena Borden – Mass Tort/Class Actions & Product Liability Litigation

About Best Lawyers

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