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Charles Brison Barnwell, Jr.

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Mr. Barnwell has earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas

  • Workers compensation
  • Insurance
  • Products liability

Admitted

  • South Carolina and U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 1967
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1974

Education

  • University of South Carolina, J.D.

Representative cases

  • Wilkes v. Chappell Transport, 276 S.C. 690, 281 S.E.2d 485 (Sup. Ct. 1981)
  • Bilton v. Best Western Royal Motor Co., 282 S.C. 634, 321 S.E.2d 63 (Ct. App. 1984)
  • Mixon v. Westinghouse Electric Corp., 304 S.C. 31, 402 SE2d 893 (Ct. App. 1991)
  • O’Banner v. Westinghouse Electric Corp. 319 S.C. 24, 459 S.E.2d 893 (Ct. App. 1995)

Associations and memberships

  • Orangeburg County (President, 1972) and American Bar Associations
  • South Carolina Bar (Circuit Vice President, 1972 – 1975; Member, House of Delegates, 1976—; Council Member, Negligence, Insurance and Workers’ Compensation Section, 1980—, Chairman, Fee Disputes Committee, First Judicial Circuit, 1983—; Member, Executive Board, South Carolina Bar Association Statewide Fee Dispute Board)
  • Southern Association of Workers Compensation Administrators
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
  • Defense Research and Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Rank of Advocate, 1997—)

Biographical details

  • Blue Key; Phi Delta Phi
  • Special Assistant, South Carolina Legislative Council, 1967
  • Member, Orangeburg County Public Defender Corporation, 1969 – 1972
  • Orangeburg Human Affairs Commission, 1976 – 1978
  • Advisory Board, South Carolina Workers Compensation Commission, 1980
  • Recipient, Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, Presbyterian College, 1977
  • Dum Vivimus Servimus Award, 2004
  • Presbyterian College, Most Distinguished Alumni Award, Kappa Alpha Order, 2004
  • Member, Kappa Alpha Order Court of Honor; Board of Visitors, Presbyterian College
  • Listed in: Who’s Who in American Law, 2nd and 6th editions; Who’s Who in America 2008
  • Member, Orangeburg City Council, 2001–

 

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