​Brad “understands the legal community” and “gets good results.” - Client comment to Chambers USA.  A seasoned trial lawyer with over 40 years of experience and over 50 trials to verdict, Brad is a member of Butler Snow’s litigation department and practices within the Tort, Transportation and Specialized Litigation group.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1978
  • U.S. District Courts
    • South Carolina: District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Civic Involvement

  • St. James Goose Creek Historic Church
    • Senior Warden, 2008-Present
  • Carolina Yacht Club
    • Commodore, 1994-1995
  • Historic Charleston Foundation
    • President, 2008-2009
  • Pilotage Commission for the Port of Charleston
    • Chair (Gubernatorial Appointment), 1993-1994
  • Charleston Day School Board of Trustees
    • Chair, 2000-2002
  • Friends of the Historic Charleston Courthouse
    • Campaign Cabinet, 1994-2012

Distinctions

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Litigation: General Commercial (South Carolina), 2017-2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV® -Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers®
    • Business Litigation, Transportation/Maritime, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury-Products, 2008 – 2018
    • Top 10: Charleston Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Commercial Litigation, 2006-2020
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2016-2020
  • Certified Federal Court Mediator, United States District Court for South Carolina
  • Charleston Business Magazine, Legal Elite of the Low Country – International; Maritime, 2018
  • South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Leadership in Law Award, 2010 and 2015
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Compleat Lawyer Award, Gold Category, 2005
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Education & Honors

  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1977
    • Moot Court Board
    • Phi Delta Phi
    • Law Clerk on staff of Governor James B. Edwards
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., 1975

Experience

  • Brad’s legal practice is concentrated in the civil arena at the state and federal levels where he represents a variety of clients in complex litigation matters. He is also frequently asked by his peers to serve as mediator or arbitrator in civil matters of various types. 

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Speaker, “Agents E & O Liability,” Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Greater Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., April 19, 2017.
  • Speaker, “Avoiding Bad Faith Claims,” Selective Insurance Company, 2017 Property Summit, Richmond, Va., May 4, 2017.
  • Speaker, “Putting the “Alternative” Back Into ADR: Creative Techniques for Mediation, Arbitration and Expedited Trials That Work,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, ADR Section, Winter Meeting, San Diego, Calif., March 1, 2016.
  • Panelist, “Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation & Negotiation,” University of South Carolina School of Law, 1L Class on Introduction to the Legal Profession, Columbia, S.C., September 23, 2014, September 22, 2015, September 20, 2016.
  • Speaker, “Fast Break on Fast Track Jury Trials - How It Works,” (with Chief Justice Jean H. Toal), Greenville County Bar, Greenville, S.C., October 30, 2013.
  • Speaker, “Defending Bad Faith Insurance Claims,” QBE First Insurance, Atlanta, Ga., December 3-4, 2012.
  • Faculty Member, “Lawyer Mentoring Training Orientation Workshop,” Chief Justice’s Commission on the Profession, Columbia, S.C., January 26, 2012.
  • Speaker, “Tales From The Front: Funding Our Courts,” National Conference of Bar Presidents, ABA Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada, August 5, 2011.
  • Speaker, “Professionalism for New Lawyers,” Charleston School of Law, Lawyering Series, Charleston, S.C., January 26, 2011.
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