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David Cox

David S. Cox

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David Cox serves as counsel for a variety of major product manufacturers in product liability litigation, and his cases have included the defense of industrial equipment, tires, vehicles, boats, tools, consumer appliances and recreational products. David works to help manufacturers manage product liability risks and litigation, with an eye on controlling costs.

Business litigation is another focus of his practice as David represents numerous South Carolina companies for general business advising, risk management and litigation of commercial disputes, both as plaintiff and defendant. In addition, David’s practice includes insurance coverage, media law, intellectual property and trade practices litigation. His media representation has included Charleston’s daily newspaper, a local television broadcaster, and a multi-station local radio group, for First Amendment and other media issues.

With regard to intellectual property, David obtains trademarks and copyrights for business clients, and he has litigated infringement and trade practice cases. He helps clients implement strategies for protecting their intellectual property, and for addressing infringement issues and other threats to that intellectual property.

David has tried numerous cases to verdict. He believes that his litigation experience helps him be a better business lawyer, and that his business experience helps him be a better litigator. David works to understand his client’s perspectives and goals, and he understands the need to balance risks and costs.

David is recognized by Charleston Business Magazine as a Lowcountry Legal Elite in the areas of intellectual property and innovation.  In addition, he is listed with Benchmark Litigation as a Future Star, is included in South Carolina Super Lawyers in the area of Personal Injury Defense: Products (Top Rated Personal Injury-Products Attorney), and since 2007 has been listed annually in Chambers USA, Leaders in their field for complex commercial disputes and product liability defense.

When he is not in the office, you may find David boating, coaching youth sports or working on his micro farm featuring chickens, rabbits, honeybees and homing pigeons.

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Practice areas

Administrative law
Business litigation
Products liability
Intellectual property
Insurance coverage and defense
Restaurant and hospitality law

Professional memberships

Product Liability Advisory Council
Defense Research Institute –
Product Liability Section
International Association of
Defense Counsel (2004-2014)
International Association of
Defense Counsel Trial Academy, 1997
South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys
South Carolina Bar Association
Charleston County Bar Association
Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Leadership Charleston
Charleston Lawyers Club


Bachelor of Arts
Tulane University
cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa
Highest Honors –
Murphy Institute of Political Economy
Juris Doctorate
Duke University School of Law

Court admissions

All South Carolina Courts
United States District Court for the District
of South Carolina
United States Court of Appeals for the
Fourth Circuit