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RPWB is a US News 2018 Best Law Firm

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 in two metropolitan areas. This included recognition for work in product liability, securities litigation, health care law and mass tort litigation in the Charleston, S.C. market and personal injury litigation in the Augusta, Ga. market. The firm also was recognized for its work in railroad law.

In all, 12 RPWB attorneys were named 2018 Best Lawyers for their respective practice areas, including four additions in the past year.

The four lawyers recognized as Best Lawyers for the first time in the annual publication were Dave Butler, Greg Lofstead, Christiaan Marcum and Thomas Rogers.

Here are RPWB’s 2018 Best Lawyers listings:

Michael Brickman
Securities Litigation
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs

Elizabeth Middleton Burke
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

David Butler
Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Blair Hahn
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Gregory Lofstead
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Christiaan Marcum
Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Kimberly Keevers Palmer
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs

Charles Patrick
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Terry Richardson
Business Organizations
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action Lawsuits – Plaintiffs
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Railroad Law

Thomas Rogers
Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Hoyt Rowell
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
Health Care Law

Ed Westbrook
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs

In addition, Hoyt Rowell was named Lawyer of the Year in Charleston for his work on healthcare law. The firm serves as a foreign legal consultant to six provinces in Canada who are seeking to recover public health spending on tobacco-related illnesses from cigarette manufacturers.

About RPWB

With roots dating back to the 1930s in a small, but politically important town in South Carolina, RPWB was formed in 2002 as a collective of talented legal minds who focus on complex litigation that benefits consumers and ordinary people who are harmed through no fault of their own. The firm frequently holds leadership positions in national litigation against the world’s largest corporations. We are known as some of the first attorneys in the nation to successfully hold asbestos manufacturers liable for causing mesothelioma cancer, and as some of the notable attorneys who lead the fight against tobacco companies in the 1990s that led to the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. The firm enjoys a strong reputation for product liability, personal injury and class action litigation.

RPWB also represents individual people in many practice areas, including: catastrophic personal injury, truck accidents, railroad accidents, construction defects, medical malpractice, mesothelioma and other occupational lung disease, whistleblower & qui tam, nursing home abuse, pharmaceutical drugs and medical device cases.

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