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Gary Christmas

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice

About Me

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About Gary:  I am in my 18th year of practice and have always worked in my legal career as a personal injury and workers' compensation attorney.  I have been married for 10 years, have a 8 year old son named Austin, a 3 year old named Walker and a yellow lab named Sullivan.  My family means a lot to me and I take great pride in spending as much of my free time with them as possible.  My hobbies include playing soccer and guitar and I am a huge fan of all types of music. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Workers Compensation: 40%
    18 years
  2. Car Accidents: 20%
    18 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    18 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 10%
  5. Wrongful Death: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

21 total 

  • R Mark Davis

    Gary is among the best workers' compensation attorneys in the state. He is competent, prepared and is always a zealous advocate for his clients. Gary continues to educate himself in the latest trial techniques and practices them unless he becomes proficient.

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    R Davis Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • John Townsend Cooper

    I have known and worked with Gary on a variety of cases over the years. I admire his work ethic and grasp of the ever-changing workers' compensation laws as well has his tenacity in representing his clients in an effort to achieve the best result possible in their case. I highly recommend Gary to anyone in need of sound advice and tireless representation in a workers' compensation or personal injury claim.

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    John Cooper Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Howell and Christmas, LLC

1495 Remount Road
North Charleston, SC, 29406

Howell and Christmas, LLC

250 Mathis Ferry Road
Suite 102
Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
SCGood Standing199705/15/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
President's GavelInjured Workers Advocates2014
Cert In Recognition of Service to Bench and Citizens of SCSupreme Court of South Carolina2004
Kentucky Colonel AwardCommon Wealth of Kentucky2002
American Juris Prudence Award - DamagesAmerican Juris Prudence Award1997
AMJUR Award - Interviewing, Negotiating and CounselingAmerican Juris Prudence Award1997
University Scholars AwardUniversity of South Carolina1992

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerHowell & Christmas, LLC1999 - Present
Associate AttorneyWern Law Firm1997 - 1999

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
South Carolina Bar, Workers' Compensation SectionSecretary2015 - Present
South Carolina Workers Compensation Ad Hoc Narcotics Advisory CommitteeMember2014 - Present
Injured Workers AdvocatesImmediate Past President2014 - Present
Brain Injury Association of South CarolinaBoard Member2013 - Present
Injured Workers' AdvocatesPresident2013 - 2014
Injured Workers AdvocatesChairman of The Continuing Legal Education Committee2012 - 2013
Injured Workers AdvocatesVice President2012 - 2013
United States Supreme CourtMember2011 - Present
Small Business Chamber of CommerceMember2010 - Present
South Carolina Injured Workers AdvocatesTreasurer2010 - 2011
South Carolina Bar, Workers' Compensation SectionCouncil Member2010 - Present
Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy GroupState Legislative Committee2010 - 2012
Injured Workers AdvocatesSecretary2010 - 2011
South Carolina Bar AssociationMentor for the Mentoring Program2010 - 2014
South Carolina Injured Workers' Advocates - MemberExecutive Committee 2009-20102009 - 2010
Injured Workers AdvocatesChairman of Brief Bank Committee2009 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th CircuitMember2000 - Present
Howell and Christmas, LLC Client Advisory BoardChairman1999 - Present
U.S. District Court, the District of South CarolinaMember1998 - Present
South Carolina Association for JusticeMember1997 - Present
Howell and Christmas Advisory BoardPresident1997 - Present
Charleston Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
South Carolina BarMember1997 - Present
South Carolina Association for JusticeMember1997 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1997 - Present
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Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Lance v. Hawke v. Pat Mellen and Hurricane Restoration Fund, Employer, and South Carolina Uninsured Employers’ FundWon case at Commission/ Upheld by the Court of Appeals of South Carolina.
Jennifer Lynn Christmas and Jay Christmas v. Dale Eugene Enos, Jr, and A Rainbow of Carpets, Inc.Won Jury Verdict/ Upheld by the South Carolina Court of Appeals
Otis W. Snipe v. SSA Cooper, LLCWon case at Commission/ Defendant's case dismissed by the South Carolina Court of Appeals

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Products Liability & Safety (3rd ed.).Research Assistant on Law School Case Book1997
South Carolina Criminal DefenseResearch assistant on SC Bar CLE Book on Criminal Defense1997

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJuris Doctor1997
University of South CarolinaGovernment and International AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude1994
Irmo High SchoolN/AHSD1990

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
IWA Fall SeminarJudicial Affiars Committee Update2014
Annual Paralegal SeminarLiens Against A Client's Workers' Compensation Case Proceeds2014
South Carolina Association of Justice Summer SeminarWhat Civil Trial Laywers Need To Know About Workers' Compensation2013
Spring Seminar, Columbia SCWhat We Need To Do To Make The Brief Bank Effective2011
Injured Workers' Advocates Fall Seminar, Ashville, N.C.Injured Workers' Advocates Brief Bank2010
Charleston County Bar CLESouth Carolina Workers' Compensation2007
Automobile Accidents for ParalegalsAutomobile Accidents For Paralegals2003

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