Civil litigation has been the heart of Barnwell Whaley’s practice throughout the firm’s eighty 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.
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. He is the 2017-2018 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 frequently 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.