Michael J. Brickman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Consumer Law Attorney in Charleston, SC

Richardson Patrick Westbrook & Brickman, LLC
 | PO Box 879, Charleston, SC 29402
Phone: 843-727-6541
Fax: 843-727-6689
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2010
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Consumer Law (50%),
  • Securities Litigation (30%),
  • Antitrust Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Michael J. Brickman is a founding member of Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC, law firm in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Widely regarded as one of the leading trial advocates in the country, Mr. Brickman has achieved considerable success fighting for the rights and entitlements of plaintiff clients throughout the state, across the nation and around the world in a variety of high-stakes, complex civil litigation matters.

    Throughout the course of his more than 41 years practicing law, Mr. Brickman has focused his practice mostly on advocating for workers who have suffered injury or loss as a result of dangerous products and work environments. He has gained extensive experience handling asbestos exposure cases for workers across the globe, and he obtained a verdict of more than $250 million for a client who developed mesothelioma from his job.

    In addition, Mr. Brickman has fought on behalf of consumers adversely affected by corrupt and questionable business activities, including price-fixing and antitrust matters. He has also represented the rights and interests of ordinary investors with legal claims involving excessive fees, inaccurate premium calculations, market rigging and bad faith coverage issues. Moreover, he has successfully handled numerous medical malpractice and pharmaceutical malpractice claims, and he served as counsel in tobacco-related liability litigation as well as multi-district litigation against oil companies and gas stations for negligent business practices.

    Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Brickman holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received consistent designation from The Best Lawyers in America** for securities litigation and mass torts/class actions. He has also received many positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    A 1975 magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University, Mr. Brickman obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1978. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, the District of Colorado, the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the Northern District of Florida. He also holds his admission to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th, 7th, 9th and 11th Circuits and the U.S. and South Carolina Supreme Courts.

    Active in his legal community, Mr. Brickman is a member of the American Bar Association, the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice.

    *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.

    **Best Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America© are registered trademarks of BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co., LLC. The names, logo, and database are protected under the trademark, copyright, and fair use laws of the United States of America. Any use of name, including in electronic form, must be made only by permission and under the guidelines of BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co., LLC.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Consumer Law
    • 30%Securities Litigation
    • 20%Antitrust Litigation


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    Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2010

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    About Michael Brickman

    Admitted: 1978, South Carolina

    Professional Webpage: https://www.rpwb.com/attorneys/michael-j-brickman/


    • Martindale-Hubbell Rated: AV

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • University of South Carolina Law Review, Member
    • The American Association for Justice
    • South Carolina Association for Justice
    • Charleston County Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • Best Lawyers in America
    • 2011, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida  
    • 2011, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • 2010, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    • 2008, U.S. Supreme Court
    • 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
    • 1988, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
    • 2004, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
    • 1978, South Carolina
    • 1986, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
    • 1979, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
    • 1978, Supreme Court of South Carolina

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • “Moving Beyond Gartenberg: A Process-Based and Comparative Approach to Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940,” Review of Banking and Financial Law, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2009.   

    Educational Background:

    • University of South Carolina, J.D., cum laude, 1978
    • Harvard University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1975  
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    Office Location for Michael J. Brickman

    PO Box 879
    Charleston, SC 29402

    Phone: 843-727-6541

    Fax: 843-727-6689

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