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RPWB named a 2016 Best Law Firm by U.S. News

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CHARLESTON, S.C. – Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman LLC., was named a 2016 Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report, recognizing the plaintiff firm’s work in complex matters including products liability, securities and personal injury litigation.

RPWB was selected as a top-tier firm in two metropolitan markets, including product liability and securities litigation in the Charleston, SC market and personal injury litigation in the Augusta, Ga. market. Additionally, the firm was recognized for its work in railroad law, health care law and mass torts/class actions.

Firms included in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

The 2016 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US. Over 21,000 attorneys provided almost 700,000 law firm assessments, and over 8,000 clients provided more than 47,000 evaluations.

Seven RPWB attorneys are named to the Best Lawyers® list for their plaintiff work:

Terry Richardson
Personal Injury Litigation
Railroad Law

Charles Patrick
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions
Products Liability Litigation

Ed Westbrook
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions

Michael Brickman
Securities Litigation

Hoyt Rowell
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions
Health Care Law

Blair Hahn
Product Liability Litigation

Jay Ward
Product Liability Litigation
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions

RPWB founding member Charles W. Patrick, Jr. was named a “Lawyer of the Year” for the Charleston market in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers of America. The designation, this time for plaintiff product liability litigation, marked the fourth time Patrick has been named as lawyer of the year. He was selected for mass tort litigation in 2011, 2012 and 2014.

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The firm is currently lead counsel in multi-district litigation against Pfizer for allegedly failing to disclose the side effects of Lipitor and is co-lead counsel in a class action against Delta and AirTran for allegedly colluding to implement baggage fees. RPWB attorneys also are assisting six Canadian provinces as foreign legal consultants in litigation to recoup public health spending on tobacco-related illness.

Additionally, RPWB is heavily involved in securities, mutual fund and insurance litigation, pursuing matters associated with many of the major financial controversies of the day, including excessive compensation at mutual funds, market manipulation by traders at big banks and improper insurance risk calculations.

While RPWB takes pride in its work to help large groups of people who have been wronged by some of the biggest companies in the world, the firm is equally proud of its efforts to help individual clients seek justice. The firm represents individual plaintiffs in many practice areas, including: catastrophic personal injury, truck accidents, railroad accidents, construction defects, medical devices, medical malpractice, mesothelioma and other occupational lung disease.

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