J. Eric Cavanaugh

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Columbia, SC

Cavanaugh & Thickens, LLC
 | 1717 Marion St, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-888-2200
Fax: 803-888-2219
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

The co-founder of Cavanaugh & Thickens, LLC, J. Eric Cavanaugh handles plaintiff's personal injury and wrongful death litigation for clients in and around Columbia, South Carolina. He builds on his prior experience in providing defense representation to large trucking companies as well as their insurers, and in addition to victims of truck and other motor vehicle accident cases, Mr. Cavanaugh also now assists people who have been harmed by hazardous property conditions, medical malpractice, defective products and workplace accidents.

A South Carolina native, Mr. Cavanaugh attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia and received a Bachelor of Arts in English and political science in 1995. After graduation, he was the assistant press secretary for former South Carolina Gov. David Beasley before spending several years in sales, marketing and business development. In 2008, Mr. Cavanaugh decided to pursue a legal education, and he enrolled at the University of South Carolina School of Law. After being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2011, he was an associate with a personal injury defense firm until co-founding his current firm in February 2017. Admitted to practice before all South Carolina state courts, Mr. Cavanaugh is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

In order to stay on top of current developments in civil trial tactics, Mr. Cavanaugh regularly attends meetings of professional associations of which he is a member. These include the South Carolina Association for Justice and the Richland County Bar Association. He is a past recipient of the Order of the Palmetto, an award that recognizes a person's contributions to the state of South Carolina and that is bestowed by the governor.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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Rising Stars: 2016 - 2021

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About Eric Cavanaugh

Admitted: 2011, South Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.ctlawsc.com/attorneys


  • Super Lawyer/Rising Star – 2016, 2017
  • Order of the Palmetto  

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • South Carolina Association of Justice
  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • Richland County Bar, Member
  • South Carolina, 2011
  • South Carolina Bar, Member
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina, 2011

Educational Background:

  • University of South Carolina, B.A., Majors: English & Political Science, 1995
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Office Location for J. Eric Cavanaugh

1717 Marion St
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803-888-2200

Fax: 803-888-2219

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Last Updated: 12/29/2020

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