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RPWB is a 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firm

CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. News & World Report has named Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman as a 2020 Best Law Firm for the firm’s work in personal injury, mass torts and class actions, product liability, medical malpractice, securities litigation, healthcare law and railroad law.

U.S. News’ announcement came on the heels of the 2020 Best Lawyers in America list, in which 16 RPWB attorneys were recognized for work in their respective practice and geographic areas. This included a Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year designation for Dave Butler, an asbestos lawyer who works across the country helping people with mesothelioma lawsuits from his office in Aiken, South Carolina.

RPWB was the top-listed plaintiff law firm in South Carolina for work on product liability cases, class action lawsuits and mass torts. In 2019, the firm had the most lawyers on the list in the entire country for mass torts and class actions.

RPWB was founded in 2002, when four of the six shareholders of the very successful law firm Ness, Motley, Loadholt, Richardson & Poole formed a new firm to focus on complex litigation throughout the United States.

RPWB attorneys regularly hold leadership positions on class actions and other mass torts across the nation. In 2019, RPWB lawyers were named to the leadership of national lawsuits, including the 3M Combat Arms Earplug MDL and the Aqueous Film-Forming Foams Product Liability MDL.

The firm remains deeply rooted in work to help mesothelioma victims. Terry Richardson, a founding member of RPWB, was one of the first attorneys in the nation to win a mesothelioma lawsuit against asbestos manufacturers. Since then, RPWB has successfully represented mesothelioma victims throughout the United States. 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. RPWB is currently helping six Canadian provinces in their fight to recoup money spent on treating smoking-related illnesses.

In addition to national litigation, RPWB also works on individual lawsuits in a variety of practice areas, including: wrongful death, 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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    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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