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Civil Litigation

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Civil litigation has been the heart of Barnwell Whaley’s practice throughout the firm’s seventy-five year history. The firm has tried hundreds of cases to verdict and taken dozens of cases through appeal, including some all the way to the United States Supreme Court. The civil litigation attorneys at Barnwell Whaley handle cases involving products liability, construction, insurance, personal injury, professional liability, contracts, real estate, collections, unfair competition, intellectual property, and virtually any type of business dispute. We counsel our clients and zealously represent their interests at every stage of a dispute, from litigation avoidance, to mediation and settlement negotiations, to pleading, discovery, motions, and, finally, to trial and appeal.

Our civil ligation attorneys have been recognized by their peers and by many different authorities: Dawes Cooke, B.C. Killough, Randell Stoney, Michael Barfield, Phillip Ferderigos, Chris HinnantDavid Cox, Ernest Lipscomb, Jay Jones, Barbara WagnerBradley Banias and Jeff Bogdan each holds a Martindale-Hubble Preeminent rating (the highest, formerly called AV.)

Dawes Cooke is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of bet-the-company litigation, alternative dispute resolution, commercial litigation, and personal injury litigation. Best Lawyers named Dawes the Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year in 2011, 2013 and 2016. In 2012, he was named Personal Injury Litigation Litigator of the Year. Benchmark Litigation has named Cooke as a Local Litigation Star in 2012 and 2013. He is also regularly listed in Super Lawyers as one of the top 10 attorneys in the state of South Carolina, was profiled in the April 2011 edition, and was named the #1 attorney in the state of South Carolina in 2014, 2015 and 2016. In 2017 he will be the President-elect of the South Carolina Bar.

Bill Killough is included annually in Best Lawyers in the fields of intellectual property litigation and corporate law and was named the Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year for 2015. He, too, is listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers as a Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney and he is a Litigation Counsel of America Fellow.

Randell Stoney is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and was listed in the 2008 and 2009 editions of Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys in the state of South Carolina, and is currently listed as a Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney .

David Cox is included in South Carolina Super Lawyers in the area of Personal Injury Defense: Products, and since 2007 has been listed annually in Chambers USA, Leaders in their field, General Commercial Litigation.

This lead team of litigators is supported by Martindale-Hubbell-rated attorneys with strengths in different practice areas, including accounting, business, construction, real estate and development, banking, employment, medicine, insurance coverage, and more.

 

Civil Litigation PDF

M. DAWES COOKE, JR.

M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. is a member of Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 1979.

B.C. KILLOUGH

B.C. Killough is Barnwell Whaley’s managing member. He has been practicing law since 1979.

RANDELL C. STONEY, JR.

Randell C. Stoney, Jr. is a member of Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 1980. Mr. Stoney frequently represents the Port of Charleston.

PHILLIP FERDERIGOS

Phillip Ferderigos_DSC2273_52x78_RGBPhillip Ferderigos is a member of Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 1999.

MICHAEL BARFIELD

Michael Barfield is a member of Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 2001.

DAVID COX

David Cox 08450-52x78David Cox is a member of Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 1993.

CHRIS HINNANT

thumbnail image of Chris Hinnant, Barnwell Whaley Member AttorneyChris Hinnant is a member of Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 1997.

JOHN “JAY” JONES

Jay Jones 6331-52x78Jay Jones is special counsel at Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 2004.

ALISSA FLEMING

Alissa Fleming_7750-52x78Alissa Fleming is special counsel at Barnwell Whaley and a registered nurse. She has been practicing law since 2005.

BARBARA WAGNER

Barbara Wagner_DSC2391_52x78_RGBBarbara Wagner is special counsel at Barnwell Whaley with a Ph.D. in Chemistry. She has been practicing law since 2007.

JOHN FLETCHER

John Fletcher_DSC1954_52x78_RGBJohn Fletcher is an associate attorney at Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 1997.

JEREMY BOWERS

Jeremy Bowers_7548-52x78Jeremy Bowers is an associate attorney at Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 2006.

SUMMERS CLARKE

Summers Clarke-thumbSummers Clarke is an associate attorney at Barnwell Whaley. She has been practicing law since 2007.

JEFFREY BOGDAN

Jeff Bogdan_3291_52x78Jeffrey Bogdan is an associate attorney at Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 2007.

BRADLEY BANIAS

Brad Banias_7298-52x78Bradley Banias is an associate attorney at Barnwell Whaley. He has been practicing law since 2007.

ANNA STRANDBERG

small image of Barnwell Whaley attorney Anna StrandbergAnna Strandberg is an associate attorney at Barnwell Whaley. She has been practicing law since 2015.

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