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Gerald Drayton Jowers Jr.

Medical malpractice Attorney at Columbia, SC

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2001
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Gerald

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Mr. Jowers, a partner with Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC, can be reached at.  Since 2002 he has represented patients harmed by medical malpractice, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. He is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of South Carolina, the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina (2002), and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (2003). He has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in numerous states throughout the country.

Mr. Jowers graduated with honors from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in 1998. Afterwards, he entered the University of South Carolina School of Law and graduated in 2001. During law school he earned academic recognition on the Dean’s List and a Cali Award in The Constitution. He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in November 2001. Following law school he began a judicial clerkship with a South Carolina Circuit Court Judge.

Over the years he has litigated cases in South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, Mississippi, Minnesota, Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Arizona, Oregon and elsewhere.

He has been honored by his peers with an AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell rating and selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America; the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 (South Carolina); the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 (South Carolina). He is a July 2014 graduate of the invitation-only Spence Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming. In 2015 he was awarded the Daily Report’s Verdicts Hall of Fame award in medical malpractice.

Mr. Jowers is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), American Association for Justice (AAJ) and the South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ). He served on the Board of Governors for the South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ) from 2012 - 2018.


Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC
500 Taylor St Ste 301
Columbia, SC, 29201-3000

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Posted by Manuel Martinez | February 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Epitome of a Great attorney
Gerald D Jowers is the epitome of a great attorney. Gerald has impeccable integrity, great client relations, outstanding attention to detail, and a deep understanding of the law. This is who you want as your attorney in a complex, long, difficult malpractice case. I cannot thank Gerald enough for his dedication, commitment, and hard work. Our family will forever be grateful.
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Posted by Lindsey | February 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer
My fiancé and I chose Mr. Jowers to be our attorney and we will never regret that. We never had to question his loyalty or anything else he did/ said. We trust/ trusted him 100% and we will forever be greatful for what Mr. Jowers did for our daughter and our family. I’ll never recommend another attorney if it’s in his field of work.
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2014
He was amazing in court
Gerald and his team were so organized and his expert witnesses were so good that he won the biggest verdict ever in Hall County, GA., according to Jakob Medley's grandmother. Jakob needed a breathing tube when he was born, but it took eight minutes for the hospital to supply one, and he was born terribly brain injured. The $8.5 million the jury awarded showed they agreed the hospital was at fault. Jakob's grandmother now will have the financial means to give him the best life possible. She has nothing but praise for Gerald and would recommend him to anyone.
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Response from Gerald Jowers April 2, 2015
It is important to understand that every case is different and that every outcome is based on the facts and circumstances of the case.


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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Suggs & Kelly, Lawyers
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Law Clerk for Circuit Court Judge
  • South Carolina Judicial Department
  • 2001 - 2002


  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Medley v. Northeast Georgia Medical Center
  • $8,455,597.00 verdict
  • Estate of Thomason v. Gallagher
  • Plaintiff's verdict
  • In Re Prempro Product Liability litigation
  • Settled


  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers (Personal Injury)
  • The Best Lawyers of America
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers (South Carolina)
  • Than National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Verdicts Hall of Fame
  • Daily Report
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40 for South Carolina
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
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  • Getting to the Heart of Wrongful Deaths in Catheterization Labs
  • 2015
  • The Justice Bulletin
  • The Curious Case of the Deposition Notice Duces Tecum
  • 2015
  • The Class Stops the Clock
  • 2005
  • Drug Advertising and Accountability
  • 2003
  • South Carolina Lawyer
  • When the Bulls Make Way for the Bears - civil liability funder federal and state securities laws and the common law
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (10)
Endorse Gerald
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer with whom I have spent time with working on cases. Jerry is an outstanding and devoted advocate and lawyer that represents his clients with integrity and passion. If you want an attorney that honors the practices of law and ethics inside and outside of the courtroom, and genuinely cares about you personally and professionally, then Jerry is the attorney for you."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Gerald's legal expertise and advocacy are unmatched."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Clients can trust the advice they are given from Gerald. He gives quality representation through resolution and winning cases."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Gerald is a relentless advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Gerald is an aggressive and passionate advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've seen firsthand how tirelessly Gerald works to get justice for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have seen how diligent Gerald is in finding out what really happened to his clients and making sure they get full--not partial--justice. Ken Suggs, Partner"
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Columbia Medical malpractice Lawyer Gerald Drayton Jowers Jr.
Gerald Drayton Jowers Jr.
Medical malpractice Attorney
Columbia, SC
Licensed for 22 years
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