Areas of Practice:
Tractor Trailer Collisions
South Carolina, 1995
U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 1996
University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1994 J.D.
Florida State University, 1991 B.S.
Graham v. State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co., 459 S.E.2d 844 (S.C. 1995)
Johnson v. Collins Entertainment, et al, 349 SC 613, 564 SE 2d 653 (S.C. 2002)
Olvera v. Norfolk Southern Ry. Co., WL 107731 (D.S.C. 2007)
Jackson v. Swordfish Investments, L.L.C., 620 S.E.2d 54 (S.C. 2005)
Curtis Shell v. Richland County School Dist. One, 608 S.E.2d 428 (S.C. 2005)
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Richland County Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association,Member
South Carolina Bar, Member (2010-2011 President)
South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Member (2010 Chair of Motor Vehicles Section)
American Association for Justice, Member
Columbia Lawyers Association, Member (Past President)
National Bar Association, Member
Super Lawyers 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Best Lawyers 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
AV Peer Review Rating for Martindale-Hubble
Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Litigation Counsel of America™ (LCA)
Omega Psi Phi
Phi Delta Phi
Disclaimer: Past results do not indicate or guarantee future success. Many settlements are subject to confidentiality agreements.
Olvera v. Norfolk Southern (Served as member of Class Counsel) (Train Derailment) Class Received Final Certification – June 2007
$10,500,000.00 plus paid to claimants at the time of certification.
Vernell Williams, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Carnell Alford v. Marlboro County Marlboro Squad, Inc., and Robert Anthony Tryon (Automobile Accident/Emergency Vehicle) $ 2,000,000.00 April 2007 (Jury Verdict)
Octavia Jackson v. Dance, Inc., Up Top Management, Inc., and Swordfish Investments (Premises Liability/Third Party Criminal Act) $2,031,034.06 December 22, 2003 (Damages Award)
Bryant v. Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Inc. (Employment/Race Discrimination) $ 300,000.00 March 2002 (Jury Verdict)