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At Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A (GWB), we are proud to represent businesses and individuals of Columbia, South Carolina, in a variety of legal issues. Driven by results and innovation, our experienced attorneys handle cases related to the following litigation areas, at both the trial and appellate levels: employment defense, insurance, workers’ compensation, personal injury defense, insurance coverage, health care, environmental, business creditor/debtor rights, construction, class action/mass torts defense, business litigation, bankruptcy, banking and financial services, securities and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration, and appellate.

For over seven decades, GWB has provided a professional, dependable partnership with businesses and individuals in the area. We are a Benchmark Litigation Highly Recommended Firm, U.S. News & World Report named us on its Best Law Firms list and we have been ranked in Chambers USA multiple times, including in 2020 and 2021. While we take pride in our legal representation, our true joy comes in serving our community through our involvement and partnership with community organizations including the Junior League of Columbia; the South Carolina State Museum Commission; the Columbia Museum of Art; Home Works of America, Inc.; Alzheimer’s Association, South Carolina Chapter; and the Richland County Library.  

With a commitment to diversity, longevity and leadership development, GWB’s attorneys value accountability, positive communication, integrity and honesty, quality professionalism and excellent client service. While we have been in business, our partners and attorneys have litigated multimillion-dollar class action suits, successfully resolved catastrophic injury and death product claims and managed disputes from government and corporate interests.

As a local firm with national capabilities, we have three other offices in Greenville and Charleston as well as Charlotte, North Carolina. Our attorneys also have served in many leadership positions in legal organizations, including the Richland County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar, the Defense Research Institute, the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association and the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys. At GWB, we are dedicated to providing strong leadership in both the community and our profession.

Firm Top Contributor for the S.C. Legal Feeding Frenzy

At Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A (GWB), we are proud to represent businesses and individuals of Columbia, South Carolina, in a variety of legal issues. Driven by results and innovation, our experienced attorneys handle cases related to the following litigation areas, at both the trial and appellate levels: employment defense, insurance, workers’ compensation, personal injury defense, insurance coverage, health care, environmental, business creditor/debtor rights, construction, class action/mass torts defense, business litigation, bankruptcy, banking and financial services, securities and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration, and appellate.

For over seven decades, GWB has provided a professional, dependable partnership with businesses and individuals in the area. We are a Benchmark Litigation Highly Recommended Firm, U.S. News & World Report named us on its Best Law Firms list and we have been ranked in Chambers USA multiple times, including in 2020 and 2021. While we take pride in our legal representation, our true joy comes in serving our community through our involvement and partnership with community organizations including the Junior League of Columbia; the South Carolina State Museum Commission; the Columbia Museum of Art; Home Works of America, Inc.; Alzheimer’s Association, South Carolina Chapter; and the Richland County Library.  

With a commitment to diversity, longevity and leadership development, GWB’s attorneys value accountability, positive communication, integrity and honesty, quality professionalism and excellent client service. While we have been in business, our partners and attorneys have litigated multimillion-dollar class action suits, successfully resolved catastrophic injury and death product claims and managed disputes from government and corporate interests.

As a local firm with national capabilities, we have three other offices in Greenville and Charleston as well as Charlotte, North Carolina. Our attorneys also have served in many leadership positions in legal organizations, including the Richland County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar, the Defense Research Institute, the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association and the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys. At GWB, we are dedicated to providing strong leadership in both the community and our profession.

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Practice Areas

  • 30%Business/Corporate
  • 40%General Litigation
  • 20%Insurance Coverage
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Defense

All Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate, Banking, Bankruptcy: Business, Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Civil Litigation: Defense, Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense, Construction Litigation: Business, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business, Employment Litigation: Defense, Environmental Litigation, General Litigation, Health Care, Insurance Coverage, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Defense, Personal Injury - Products: Defense, Professional Liability: Defense, Securities Litigation, Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance

All Focus Areas

Appeals, Arbitration, Business Organizations, Class Actions, Collections, Construction Accident, Construction Defects, Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employer, Intellectual Property Law, Litigation, Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Non-Compete Agreements, Personal Injury - Defense, Pharmaceutical, Slip and Fall, Toxic Torts, Trade Secret, Wrongful Death, Wrongful Termination

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Gallivan White Boyd

1201 Main Street
Suite 1200
Columbia, SC 29201

PH: 803-956-1118

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