Barnwell Whaley Member Attorney M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. named #1 attorney in South Carolina by 2014 Super Lawyers Magazine
Barnwell Whaley member attorney M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. has been named the number one attorney in the state of South Carolina according to the 2014 Super Lawyers Magazine, published today online in digital format. Mr. Cooke is joined by Barnwell Whaley attorneys Randell C. Stoney, Jr., Ernest Lipscomb, III and Alissa D. Fleming, each of whom is listed as a 2014 South Carolina Super Lawyer.
Dawes Cooke is no stranger to Super Lawyers recognition: recognized annually since 2008 as a South Carolina Super Lawyer, he has been featured on the Super Lawyer Top 10 and Top 25 lists and was profiled in the April 2011 edition of the Super Lawyers Magazine. These accolades join numerous awards and recognitions including a Martindale-Hubble Preeminent rating (the highest, formerly called AV), recognition in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation for defendants, personal injury litigation for plaintiffs, arbitration, and mediation. Best Lawyers named Cooke the Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year in both 2011 and 2013. In 2012, he was named Personal Injury Litigation Litigator of the Year. And Benchmark Litigation has named him as a Local Litigation Star in 2012 and 2013 in the areas of insurance, product liability, medical malpractice, and construction.
Cooke focuses his law practice on complex civil litigation, professional liability defense, and personal injury litigation. He is also a much sought after mediator and arbitrator.
Established in Charleston in 1938, Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC, represents and counsels businesses and professionals in the state of South Carolina and beyond. Widely respected for their work in complex litigation matters, the firm’s 17 members and associates focus on the areas of civil litigation defense, alternative dispute resolution, patents and intellectual property, professional malpractice defense, construction law, business law and products liability defense.
Super Lawyers, a Thomas Reuters publication, rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. d year in a row that Cooke has been listed as the number one attorney in South Carolina by Super Lawyers, a rating service which has regularly selected him in the top ten in South Carolina. Super Lawyers profiled Cooke in the April 2011 edition.