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Barbara Wagner

Barbara J. Wagner, Ph.D.

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Dr. Barbara Wagner’s resume leaves no doubt that she is remarkably accomplished: doctorate in law, doctorate in chemistry, 20 U.S. patents, Chemistry Professor at the College of Charleston. What doesn’t appear on her resume are the 22 marathons she has completed, which says as much about her drive to excel as anything on her resume.

Dr. Wagner’s law practice areas include business law and civil litigation, construction law, insurance and intellectual property. Her chemistry background has proven to be a valuable asset in recent toxic tort cases and she finds her chemical law practice growing rapidly. An Indiana native, 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.  Dr. Wagner holds a Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent rating, (the highest, formerly referred to as AV) and was named as a 2016 South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star as a Top Rated Personal Injury-Products Attorney.

Dr. Wagner holds 20 U.S. and numerous foreign patents, and is the author of several scientific articles. Previously, she worked as a research chemist in the Charleston area and as a Chemistry Professor at the College of Charleston. Dr. Wagner serves her community as a volunteer with Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina and is a member of the Mount Pleasant Board of Zoning Appeals.


Practice areas

Bad faith
Condo property HOA law
Civil litigation
Construction law
Directors and officers liability
Insurance coverage
Intellectual property
Personal injury
Products liability
Professional malpractice
Toxic torts

Professional memberships

James L. Petigru American Inn of Court
Charleston County Bar Association

South Carolina Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Chemical Society


Bachelor of Science
Indiana University
Doctor of Chemistry
University of California, Davis
Juris Doctorate
magna cum laude
Charleston School of Law

Court admissions

South Carolina State Courts
United States District Court for the
District of South Carolina

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