With Sixteen Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers List, RPWB is the Top-Listed Product Liability and Class Action Law Firm in the State

Sixteen RPWB attorneys were selected for the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® list for numerous practice areas including personal injury, product liability, mass tort, class action and medical malpractice litigation.

This marks the sixth consecutive year in which RPWB is the top-listed plaintiff law firm in South Carolina for both product liability litigation and class action & mass tort litigation.

RPWB member Beth Burke was selected as personal injury lawyer of the year in Charleston, South Carolina. In addition to working on medical malpractice and personal injury cases, Burke serves in the leadership of the national lawsuit against 3M for supplying military personnel with defective earplugs. She also represents Marine Corps veterans who developed cancer and other serious conditions after consuming contaminated water at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987.

Beth Burke is personal injury lawyer of the year in Charleston, S.C.


Here is the full list of RPWB attorneys on the 2023 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 Litigation & Qui Tam Law

Ed Westbrook – Mass Tort/Class Actions Litigation

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

Charleston, S.C.

Michael Brickman – Antitrust Law, Mass Tort/Class Actions & Securities Litigation

Charles Patrick, Jr. – 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

Ones to Watch

Three younger attorneys at the firm are recognized as “Ones to Watch,” a distinction for up-and-coming attorneys.

  • Chuck Dukes is listed for antitrust law, commercial litigation, mass tort/class action litigation, personal injury litigation and product liability litigation.
  • Matt Nickles is honored for personal injury and product liability litigation.
  • TAC Hargrove was selected for commercial litigation following his work on litigation associated with the failed V.C. Summer nuclear expansion project.

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