Charles W. Patrick, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Charleston, SC

Richardson Patrick Westbrook & Brickman, LLC
 | PO Box 879, Charleston, SC 29402
Phone: 843-727-6512
Fax: 843-727-3101
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2014, 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (40%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

A founding member at Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC, Charles W. Patrick Jr. represents clients in the state of South Carolina in matters of personal injury, class action, mass torts and general litigation. Throughout his career, he has gained experience with cases involving mesothelioma cancer, products and premises liability, asbestos lung cancer, pleural mesothelioma, peritoneal mesothelioma, pericardial mesothelioma, asbestos exposure and talcum powder mesothelioma lawsuits.

Mr. Patrick is a member of the American Association for Justice, the South Carolina Bar, the South Carolina Association for Justice, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American Bar Association. Named one of The Best Lawyers in America and a four-time Lawyer of the Year, he is recognized for his high ethical standards and long list of successful results and holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

In 1976, Mr. Patrick graduated magna cum laude from Furman University with a Bachelor of Arts. He then pursued his dream of becoming an attorney at the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1979. Currently, he is admitted to practice in South Carolina and before the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Within his community, Mr. Patrick takes the time to give back. Along with his wife, he is actively involved in several charitable organizations, including Charleston Promise Neighborhood, the Trident United Way, the Southern Environmental Law Center and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - Products
  • 40%Class Action/Mass Torts
  • 20%General Litigation
Focus Areas

Products Liability, Class Actions, Asbestos, Toxic Torts, Litigation


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2014, 2016 - 2020

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About Charles Patrick, Jr.

Admitted: 1979, South Carolina

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America 2011-2018 (Product Liability & Mass Tort Litigation), Four-time ‘Lawyer of the Year’
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rated: AV

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • The American Association for Justice
  • South Carolina Bar
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • South Carolina, 1979

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • MUSC Foundation Board
  • Gaillard Performance Hall Foundation and Management Corporation
  • Charleston Symphony Orchestra
  • Charleston Stage
  • Conservation Voters of South Carolina
  • Furman University Board of Trustees
  • Lowcountry Chapter of the American Lung Association
  • Southern Environmental Law Center
  • Charleston Promise Neighborhood
  • Trident United Way


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Educational Background:

  • Furman University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1976
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Office Location for Charles W. Patrick, Jr.

PO Box 879
Charleston, SC 29402

Phone: 843-727-6512

Fax: 843-727-3101

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Last Updated: 2/14/2020

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