Barnwell Whaley Managing Member Attorney B.C. Killough named “Lawyer of the Year”, Four Barnwell Whaley Attorneys names to 2015 Best Lawyers of America list
Charleston, SC, United States — Barnwell Whaley Managing Member attorney B. C. Killough was recently selected as the Charleston, South Carolina 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” for Corporate Law, and M. Dawes Cooke, Jr, Randell C. Stoney, Jr., and Ernest Lipscomb were each recognized as “Best Lawyers” in their respective practice areas by Best Lawyers in America.
B.C. Killough’s 30 year law practice has centered on counseling businesses, whether single entrepreneurs or multinational corporations, in their corporate law and intellectual property matters. As Managing Member of the Barnwell Whaley law firm, he relates to the many obstacles impeding business success and works proactively to advance his clients’ goals and objectives. “B.C. is essential to the success of our complex commercial work. His engineering background, experience and mediation training provide him with the necessary tools to get things done for our business clients,” commented M. Dawes Cooke, Jr., fellow Barnwell Whaley member and recipient of 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year awards.
In addition to his recognition as the Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year, Killough is recognized as a Best Lawyer for his work in Litigation – Intellectual Property. A registered patent attorney, Killough has prosecuted hundreds of patent and trademark applications, and he has litigated patent, trademark and copyright matters. Killough teaches patent law as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia, South Carolina and is a contributor to Practical Law Company’s South Carolina law summary in the area of Trademark Law and Unfair Competition Law. He holds a Martindale-Hubble Preeminent rating (the highest), and is a Permanent Member of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference.
M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. is recognized as a Best Lawyer for his work in the areas of Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Mediation, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. A Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, Cooke holds a Martindale-Hubble Preeminent rating (the highest), and has been named the Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year in both 2011 and 2013 by Best Lawyers, and in 2012, he was named Personal Injury Litigation Litigator of the Year. Benchmark Litigation has named him as a Local Litigation Star annually since 2012 in the areas of insurance, product liability, medical malpractice, and construction. He is also regularly listed in Super Lawyers as one of the top 10 attorneys in the state of South Carolina, with his name topping that list at number one in 2014.
Barnwell Whaley Special Counsel Ernest B. Lipscomb III is listed for his work in Trademark Law. Mr. Lipscomb also has a preeminent Martindale-Hubbell rating, representing the highest level of professional excellence. He is recognized annually by both Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers for his work in trademarks, patents and intellectual property law. He is the author of the seminal eleven-volume treatise in the patent field, Lipscomb’s Walker on Patents and Lipscomb’s Patent Claims and he has testified as an expert witness in many patent cases. He, with Killough, teaches patent law as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Randell C. Stoney, Jr. is recognized in the area of Product Liability Litigation – Defendants. Stoney holds an AV Martindale-Hubbell rating, and since 2008 has been listed in the editions of Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys in the state of South Carolina. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the South Carolina Defense Trial Lawyers Association, the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), and The American Board of Trial Advocates.
Established in Charleston in 1938, Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC, serves and counsels businesses and professionals. Widely respected for their work in complex litigation matters, the firm’s 17 members and associates focus on the areas of complex litigation, alternative dispute resolution, patents, trademarks and intellectual property, business transactions, construction, and insurance law. The Barnwell Whaley offices are located in historic downtown Charleston at 288 Meeting Street.