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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.

About Best Lawyers

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. More than 116,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received more than 17 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, more than 12.2 million votes were analyzed. Lawyers are not required nor allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

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    RPWB is a 2019 U.S. News Best Law Firm

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman was named a 2019 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, healthcare law, medical malpractice and personal injury lawsuits.

    With 16 lawyers listed on the underlying Best Lawyers in America list, RPWB was the top-listed plaintiff law firm in the country for its work on mass torts and class actions. RPWB was the top-listed plaintiff law firm in South Carolina for mass torts, personal injury and product liability.

    Four RPWB attorneys were new to the list: Brady Thomas, Chris Tuck, Bobby Wood and Ken Wilson. RPWB founding member Ed Westbrook was named Lawyer of the Year for class actions and mass torts in the Charleston-area.

    Here are the RPWB attorneys named to the 2019 Best Lawyers list:

    Michael Brickman
    Litigation – Securities
    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
    Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
    Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

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

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

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

    Kim Keevers Palmer
    Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs

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

    Terry Richardson
    Business Litigation
    Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
    Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
    Railroad Law

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

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

    Brady Thomas
    Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
    Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

    Chris Tuck
    Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs

    Ed Westbrook
    Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs

    Ken Wilson
    Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

    Bobby Wood
    Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs

    About RPWB

    RPWB was formed in 2002 as a collective of talented legal minds who focus on complex litigation throughout the United States. The firm is well-respected for its work on mass torts and product liability cases, including mesothelioma lawsuits and pharmaceutical litigation. RPWB attorneys regularly hold leadership positions on class actions and other mass torts across the nation.

    RPWB founding member Terry Richardson was among the first attorneys in the nation to successfully hold asbestos manufacturers liable for causing mesothelioma cancer. Several attorneys at the firm played pivotal roles in the fight against tobacco companies in the 1990s that led to the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. Some of those same attorneys are currently assisting six Canadian provinces seeking to recoup public healthcare spending on smoking-related illnesses.

    In addition to national 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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