Barnwell Whaley certified mediators and arbitrators.
Barnwell Whaley South Carolina mediators work to reach an agreement between the parties to a lawsuit efficiently and cost effectively.
As cases back up for years in court and the costs associated with litigation rise, more courts are requiring alternative resolutions before a lawsuit is allowed to go to trial, and many contracts specify binding arbitration or mediations as the only means to settle a dispute between the parties to the contract.
Barnwell Whaley South Carolina certified arbitrators and mediators are attorneys familiar with the law applicable to a specific dispute, and provide a neutral, balanced view to all parties in a lawsuit, often tempering unrealistic expectations and allowing disputes to be settled without an expensive trial.
M. Dawes Cooke, Jr., recipient of numerous awards and accolades from his peers and state and national publications as both an arbitrator and bet-the-company civil litigator, brings that same energy to the mediation table. You will be hard pressed to find a mediator so committed toward achieving resolution.
B.C. “Bill” Killough’s mediation practice is limited to complex commercial disputes and intellectual property disputes. He has more than 30 years experience as a patent and trademark practitioner. He has prosecuted hundreds of patent and trademark applications, and he has litigated patent, trademark and copyright matters, including licensing issues. Bill is an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, teaching Patent Law. He has also handled hundreds of commercial transactions, representing buyers, sellers, lenders (banks) and borrowers. He is a licensed title insurance agent. His degrees in engineering and business, and his business and legal experience give him insight into, and understanding of, disputes in these areas.
Randell C. Stoney, Jr., a third generation Charleston attorney, has focused his 28-year law practice on construction law, premises and product liability, and general liability. He holds a Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent rating, (the highest, formerly referred to as AV), and is listed in the 2008 and 2009 editions of Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys in the state of South Carolina. Stoney is regularly listed in both Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers.
Phillip Ferderigos, member attorney at Barnwell Whaley, works in the areas of workers compensation, construction law and insurance matters. A native Charlestonian, Phillip brings his restaurant family background to the table to provide not only excellent service towards a resolution, his jovial style strives towards amicable solutions as well.
John “Jay” Jones , special counsel at Barnwell Whaley, has been practicing since 2004. He holds a Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent rating, (the highest, formerly referred to as AV). As a certified mediator, he brings a calm demeanor peppered with humor to help resolve a variety of legal disputes, including commercial disputes, professional liability, premises and product liability, personal injury, and construction defect matters.
John Fletcher, associate attorney at Barnwell Whaley, has been practicing law since 1997, primarily in the most complex matters in the firm’s civil litigation and appellate practices. With experience in all levels of state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court, Fletcher now offers mediation services for his clients to settle their matters outside of the courtroom.
The new offices of Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC in downtown Charleston, SC have been built with facilitation in mind featuring six conference suites providing smaller spaces for private counseling in separate quarters and ample spaces to bring all parties together to work towards a resolution:
- Multiple conference facilities equipped with the latest technologies including Smartboard and LED screens and video conferencing
- Private breakout areas for both parties to consult with counsel in separate quarters
- A dedicated break room for settling stomachs while facilitating resolutions during the lunch hour
- Dedicated phone rooms, to take your important private calls
Located at 288 Meeting Street in downtown Charleston, the Barnwell Whaley mediation suites overlook the corner of Meeting and George Streets. Limited parking is available on site (call the receptionist for availability) and ample parking is available a block away at the Gaillard Auditorium Parking Garage, at 32 Alexander Street. We are happy to provide parking validation for our clients while we facilitate a resolution.
BARNWELL WHALEY MEDIATORS
Bill Killough is Barnwell Whaley’s managing member. He has been practicing law since 1979.
[Bill Killough business and intellectual property mediator]