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Bradish J. Waring Appointed to Knight 1st Class of the Order of Dannebrog by Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark

February 2, 2024 | by Butler Snow

Brad Waring

Butler Snow attorney Bradish “Brad” J. Waring  was recently promoted to Knight 1st Class of the Order of Dannebrog, by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. Waring has served as the Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Denmark for North and South Carolina for the past 16 years and was initially knighted in 2016.  The promotion took effect as of January 1, 2024 and was made by the Queen prior to her recent abdication on January 14, 2024 when she turned over the throne to her son, now King Frederik IX.  Instituted in 1671, the Order of the Dannebrog is a Danish order of chivalry and is awarded as a means of honoring individuals for meritorious civil service and contributions to Danish interests.  The Order will be formally presented to Waring by Danish Ambassador Jesper Sorensen at the Danish Embassy in Washington D.C. on March 15, 2024.

The firm congratulates Brad on this unique distinction and the promotion highlights his consistent dedication to service within the Kingdom of Denmark for North and South Carolina. 

At Butler Snow, Brad Waring is a member of the firm’s Tort, Transportation and Specialized Litigation Group.  As a seasoned trial lawyer with more than 40 years of experience, he focuses his litigation practice primarily in the civil arena at the state and federal levels and regularly represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters, including product liability, asbestos litigation, insurance coverage, subrogation claims, business disputes, and admiralty. He is frequently asked by his peers to serve as a mediator or arbitrator in civil matters of various types.

Waring has been recognized by Best Lawyers® for commercial litigation and bet-the-company litigation, by South Carolina Super Lawyers® for business litigation, transportation/maritime, alternative dispute resolution, insurance coverage and personal injury-products, by Chambers USA for litigation: general commercial and by Martindale-Hubbell® with an AV-Preeminent Peer Review rating. He was also listed in Charleston Business Magazine’s Legal Elite of the Low Country – International Maritime, is a two-time recipient of South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law Award and is a recipient of the Compleat Lawyer Award, Gold Category from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

He serves as a Board Member of the Law Alumni Council and was the Past President of the South Carolina Bar, a Legacy Donor of the South Carolina Bar Foundation, the State Bar Delegate for South Carolina for the American Bar Association, and a mediator for the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals in Charleston. He is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Judicial Council, the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, the Southeast Admiralty Law Institute, the Defense Research Institute (DRI), and the Litigation Counsel of America Trial Law Institute and Diversity Law Institute. Waring has been previously reappointed to the South Carolina Supreme Court’s Chief Justice’s Commission on The Profession.

Brad Waring earned his bachelor’s degree and his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina.