A. Hoyt Rowell, III

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Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Mount Pleasant, SC

Richardson Patrick Westbrook & Brickman, LLC
 | PO Box 1007, Mount Pleasant, SC 29465
Phone: 843-727-6650
Fax: 843-216-6509
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2011
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts (80%),
  • Health Care (20%)
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    Attorney A. Hoyt Rowell, III, is a member of Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC, law firm in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. A top-rated, award-winning trial lawyer with more than 46 years of legal experience, Mr. Rowell devotes his practice to protecting the rights and entitlements of those who have suffered injuries or loss as a result of someone else's negligence. He also has extensive experience handling mass torts and class actions as well as other serious personal injury and wrongful death claims for clients throughout the state.

    Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Rowell has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for plaintiff clients adversely affected by dangerous pharmaceuticals and defective medical devices as well as nursing home abuse, defective consumer products and other preventable tragedies. He also has handled many cases involving health care fraud and consumer lending issues. No matter how complex his clients' needs, he delivers highly personalized counsel and dedicated support at all turns to increase his clients' chances of obtaining the justice they deserve.

    Honored for his exemplary professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Rowell has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America, including the organization's Lawyer of the Year award for health care law and mass tort/class actions. He has also received many other accolades from his peers along with numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    After graduating cum laude from the University of South Carolina in 1970, Mr. Rowell returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1973. The South Carolina Bar admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.

    A leader in his legal community, Mr. Rowell once served as president of the South Carolina Association for Justice, and he is member emeritus of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit's Judicial Conference. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and the South Carolina Bar, among his other professional affiliations.

    *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
    • 80%Class Action/Mass Torts
    • 20%Health Care


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    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2011

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    About Hoyt Rowell, III

    Admitted: 1973, South Carolina

    Professional Webpage: https://www.rpwb.com/attorneys/a-hoyt-rowell-iii/


    • Martindale-Hubbell Rated: AV

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • South Carolina Bar
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, Judicial Conference, Member Emeritus  
    • The American Association for Justice
    • South Carolina Association for Justice (Past President)
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2009 (Health Care Law & Personal Injury Litigation), 2018 Lawyer of the Year
    • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina  
    • American Bar Association
    • 1973, South Carolina


    • Foreign Legal ConsultantRowell is assisting six provinces in Canadian Tobacco Healthcare Cost Recovery Litigation. He serves as a foreign legal consultant for British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan.
    • Louisiana Pacific Wood Siding Class ActionIn the 1990s, compressed particle board exterior siding sold by Louisiana Pacific was found to be defective in humid climates due to production and design flaws. When exposed to moisture, the wood would prematurely rot. Rowell was a member of the Plaintiff Steering Committee. In total, 37,000 claims were settled for almost $1 billion.
    • Wells Fargo/Wachovia “Pick a Payment” Class ActionWachovia offered customers a program in which they could pick the amount of their mortgage payment, but did not disclose the ramifications of the customer’s choice. In some instances, selecting a particular payment would cause the consumer’s principal to rise. The case settled in 2011 for $50 million.
    • Dalkon Shield Mass LitigationRowell represented approximately 2,500 women in the Dalkon Shield litigation of the 1980s and 1990s that resulted in settlements in excess of $100 million. The intrauterine device used to prevent pregnancies had a serious design flaw that enabled bacteria to spread into the uterus, causing sepsis, miscarriages, serious injury and death.

    Educational Background:

    • University of South Carolina, B.A., cum laude, 1970  
    • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1973
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    PO Box 1007
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29465

    Phone: 843-727-6650

    Fax: 843-216-6509

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