David B. Yarborough, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Charleston, SC

Yarborough Applegate
 | 291 East Bay Street, Floor 2
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: 843-972-0150
Fax: 843-277-6691
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a founder and partner at Yarborough Applegate Law Firm, LLC, David B. Yarborough, Jr., has more than 15 years of experience serving clients in Charleston, South Carolina. Focusing his practice on plaintiff's personal injury and wrongful death cases, he assists people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in cases involving defective products, medical malpractice, truck and automobile collisions, toxic chemical spills and dram shop/alcohol liability.

Mr. Yarborough has a history of securing high settlements and jury awards for his clients. A $35.9 million jury verdict ranked as one of the Top 100 verdicts in the United States in 2014 according to VerdictSearch. When a road paving crew member was hit by a drunk driver, Mr. Yarborough obtained a $3.75 million recovery. For a botched delivery case, he negotiated a $2.2 million medical malpractice settlement. After a woman was killed by a lumber truck driver, Mr. Yarborough recovered $1.2 million for the woman’s family.

When litigating, Mr. Yarborough uses demonstrative exhibits and trial techniques to help maximize his clients' recoveries. He speaks to trial lawyer groups and was asked by the South Carolina Bar to co-author a practice manual and book on dram shop liability and litigations. His fellow attorneys have recognized Mr. Yarborough’s excellent track record and high degree of ethics, and they have awarded him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He was also chosen to screen candidates for judicial vacancies as part of the South Carolina Bar's Judicial Qualifications Committee.

Active in his community, Mr. Yarborough is a strong supporter of the March of Dimes, the Carolina Youth Development Center, Camp Happy Days and the Lowcountry Food Bank. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and several other professional organizations.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Professional Liability (10%)

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019

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About David Yarborough, Jr.

Admitted: 1998, South Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.yarboroughapplegate.com/our-team/david-yarboroug...

Honors/Awards:

  • Verdict Search Top 100 Verdicts of 2014 ($35.9 million verdict)
  • One of the Top 25 Super Lawyers in South Carolina
  • Super Lawyer, 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV peer review rating since 2012 
  • Yarborough and father featured in Charleston’s “Man About Town” magazine
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 3 cases on SC Lawyers Weekly’s annual list of the “Top 25 Largest Verdicts and Settlements", 2016
  • Life Member of The Top Trial Lawyers in America’s Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • South Carolina Super Lawyer, 2013 & 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, American Assocation for Justice
  • Member, South Carolina Association of Justice
  • South Carolina Bar’s Judicial Qualification Committee

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Trident Technical College’s Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Tricounty Family Ministries Board of Directors

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • South Carolina Dram Shop Litigation: A Practice Guide, South Carolina Bar

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • SETTLEMENT FOR PEDESTRIAN HIT BY CAR - $1,000,000
  • SETTLEMENT FOR NEGLIGENT CLAIM HANDLING/BAD FAITH AGAINST INSURANCE COMPANY ON $100,000 CLAIM - $3,000,000, 2016
  • MEDICAL MALPRACTICE - $4,3000,000
  • SETTLEMENT IN SUIT OVER BABY'S BOTCHED DELIVERY - $2,200,000
  • SETTLEMENT FOR BICYCLIST KILLED BY DRUNK DRIVER - $3,000,000, 2016
  • VERDICT FOR PARALYZED WORKER AGAINST PEPCO - $35,940,545
  • VERDICT FOR FOOT CRUSH INJURY - $2,100,000
  • SETTLEMENT IN DRAM SHOP LIABILITY LAWSUIT FOR MILD TBI - 3,750,000., 2016
  • NEGLIGENCE - $9,900,000
  • PULMONARY INJURY BY RAILROAD CHEMICAL SPILL - $8,250.000

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Office Location for David B. Yarborough, Jr.

291 East Bay Street
Floor 2
Charleston, SC 29401

Phone: 843-972-0150

Fax: 843-277-6691

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Last Updated: 4/24/2019

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