Barnwell Whaley Attorney Barbara Wagner named Special Counsel
Barbara Wagner, Ph.D., has been promoted to Special Counsel at Barnwell Whaley law firm in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Wagner advises and represents a broad range of clients primarily in the areas of construction law and products liability. “It is rare that you find someone with the background and education Barbara possesses, who also has the drive to excel for her clients and in her own life. Barbara is an attorney, a Ph.D. chemist, a former professor of chemistry at the College of Charleston, she is listed as the inventor on 20 United State Patents, and she has completed 21 marathons. Her application of that drive and knowledge, particularly with regard to toxic torts and products liability suits where her knowledge of chemistry is particularly useful, provides a great asset to her clients and to Barnwell Whaley,” commented Bill Killough, managing member of the Firm.
In addition to construction law, products liability and toxic torts, Dr. Wagner’s law practice areas include business law and civil litigation, insurance and intellectual property. She has represented chemical and drug manufacturers, tire and boat manufacturers, governmental entities and numerous construction trades, among others.
A native of Indiana, Dr. Barbara Wagner received her education from Indiana University (B.S.), the University of California, Davis (Ph.D.), and graduated magna cum laude from the first graduating class of the Charleston School of Law. While in law school she was a member of the Charleston Law Review and the Maritime Law Bulletin. She is a member of the Charleston, South Carolina and American Bar Associations and is a member of the American Chemical Society and Ellevate Charleston. Dr. Wagner serves her community as a member of the Mount Pleasant Board of Zoning Appeals.
Established in Charleston in 1938, Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC, represents and counsels businesses and professionals in the state of South Carolina, throughout the United States in Federal Court, and beyond. Widely respected for their work in complex litigation matters, the firm’s 17 members and associates focus on the areas of complex civil litigation defense, alternative dispute resolution, patents, trademarks and intellectual property, professional malpractice defense, construction law, business law and products liability defense.