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Gary Christmas

Workers compensation Attorney at North Charleston, SC

4.5   22 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Gary

Learn Gary’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    40%
    Charleston on the job injury attorney Gary Christmas helps South Carolina's injured and their families in all types of work accident and injury claims including all on the job injuries coverd by the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and Defense Base Act. He helps those with brain injuries, spinal injuries, neck and back injuries, worngful death, knee injuries, shoulder injuries and all other serious injuries caused by work accidents.

    27 years

  2. Car accident
    20%
    Charleston accident lawyer who represents those seriously injured in automobile,car, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian and 18 wheeler tuck accidents. These injuries range from brain injury, quadraplegia, paraplegia, tetraplegia, and other spinal injuries just to name a few. We fight for the injured everyday.

    27 years

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    North Charleston child injury and death accident attorney Gary Christmas has helped those injured by the negligence of others from auto accidents, sexual abuse, hurt at school, playground injuries, dog bites, day care accidents, school accidents, tractor trailer accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, defective products, defective toys, slip and falls, SUV rollover accidents, farm equiptment injuries and all other serious injuries and accidents.

    27 years

  4. Medical malpractice
    10%

  5. Wrongful death
    10%

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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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Location

Christmas Injury Lawyers
1495 Remount Road
North Charleston, SC, 29406
Christmas Injury Lawyers
250 Mathis Ferry Road
#102
Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464
Christmas Injury Lawyers
105 South Cedar Street, Suite D
Summerville, SC, 29483
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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Posted by Kim | November 5, 2021
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Heather Mcgravie
They took my case and April 21 Heather was my paralegal she done and anawesome job so glad I had her she's amazing
Posted by Bobbi | September 21, 2020
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Client
Gary was extremely thorough in following through with our case. Very detail orientated and knowledgeable about back injuries such as mine. His legal team was very responsive and helpful. Highly recommended to all my friends and clients!
Posted by Leatrice | August 23, 2019
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Workmen’s Comp.
Workmen’s Comp. atty. Gary Christmas and his assistant Kara worked on my case diligently , yes they fight for my rights when I needed medical treatment do to my injury , I would recommend them to anyone they need legal help . Thanks so much .
Posted by Doward | March 6, 2017
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Doward Altman injury case
After my injury, a friend recommended Christmas and Howell law firm. I was very pleased with the service I was provided by Gary Christmas and his staff. He is a honest person and a great lawyer to have on your side.
Posted by Brenda | March 3, 2017
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Work Comp
After being injured on the job I hired Gary Christmas to represent me on a Work Comp claim. Gary took the time himself to explain to me what could and would happen while getting approval from work comp for surgery, physical therapy, pain management etc... Gary was able to get all the above named approved and has since gotten me a monetary award along with continued medical until... I would not have been able to accomplish this if it wasn't for him. I would highly recommend Gary Christmas.
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Posted by Mark | March 3, 2017
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Work injury
Gary Christmas and his staff helped me get the treatment I needed for an injury I sustained while on the job. The insurance company kept trying to keep me in physical therapy and would not let me get an MRI or a second opinion. Gary Christmas made sure I was able to get the MRI and a second opinion. I don't know what my life would be like if I had not hired Gary Christmas. I highly recommend Gary Christmas and his firm to anyone that needs help.
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Posted by Edward MASSIE Simpkins | March 3, 2017
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Professional and Personable
I was being stonewalled by an insurance company on a workers compensation issue. Gary accepted my case and going forward, I watched with great interest as all the legal perplexities unfolded just as Gary had predicted. My claim was awarded in my favor and I have Gary's knowledge, persistence and expertise to thank. For anyone needing an attorney in such matters, Gary is who you want going to bat for you!
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Posted by Eric | March 2, 2017
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Not only a great lawyer but a good person
After being injured in a war zone. I hired Gary's team. They were very upfront and frank with me that these types of cases take a long time. Gary was very good at keeping me up to date as to where we were. After all was said and done, Gary and his team was able to procure me a much higher settlement than initially was expected.
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Posted by Robert | March 1, 2017
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Very Awesome Attorney
Gary was very sufficient, observing and caring. My case was not only about how much money he could get for me, but also about my health and my future well being. It has been over 5 years since my case was settled and Gary still to this day continuously asks me about my health. I have so much confidence in Gary that I have sent him a numerous amount of customers and I will always thank him and continue to send clients to his firm.
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Posted by Melvin | February 27, 2017
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Gary Christmas is the best lawyer I have ever had.
Gary Christmas is the best lawyer I have ever had. Anybody I know who needs an attorney I refer to him. Very experienced attorney in his field of work. Very good lawyer.
Posted by Richard | February 24, 2017
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The Best of the Best
The law office of Howell and Christmas helped me very much on a financial situation I was in. By being able to talk to Mr Christmas he advised me on what to do and saved me over $200,000. I would recommend anybody uses this Law Firm they are very capable of doing anything you need to be done .
Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2017
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Review
We hired Gary to handle my husband's workman's comp. case. He was very professional, caring and new the South Carolina laws. His office kept us informed in everything that was happening with our case. We could call him at any time if we had questions and he always called us back if he was not available. I would highly recommend him and his law firm.
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Posted by Laura | February 22, 2017
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The Best
Really enjoyed working with Gary Christmas! He and his assistant Kara was SO patience with me through my long case. Each time I contacted them, they return the call immediately. I observed Gary going to bat for me with the other side. I would highly recommend Gary Christmas as your Attorney. Laura
Posted by brian | February 22, 2017
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great lawyer
gary did everything that he said he would do for me. my family is in a better place because of his hard work
Posted by William McCauley | January 22, 2015
Best Attorney in tonwn
Gary Christmas is all about doing the very best for his clients. He works your case to the maximum. He puts every effort possible to make you understand all the unforeseen questions you wouldn't have the knowledge of knowing. He treats you as if you were part of his family. We were lucky to have known someone who recommends him to us. He made us at ease everytime we felt concerned about certain issues
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Posted by Bryan | January 21, 2015
Gary is a good man
I would recommend Gary Christmas. He is an Attorney who doesn't seem like your stereotyplcal lawyer. He was sincere and handled my case with the highest degree of professionalism. His staff was very nice each time I had a question, ( and I had alot of them). Gary fought for me and obtained a great outcome, in both cases, (the settlement and Social Sercurity). I would hire hime again if needed.
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Posted by Henry | April 19, 2012
Great guy!!!
I am so thankful that I hired Gary as my lawyer. Him and his team has been there for me and my family. If I have a question, they've found me an answer. Other people complain that their lawyer doesn't speak with them, but any time I needed to speak with Gary, it was arranged. I was always in the loop and never felt left out. Gary is just a great guy.
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Posted by Kimm | September 29, 2011
Highly Recommended!
I have never been involved in a law suit before and am completely ignorant when it comes to doing so. Mr. Christmas and his staff have been extremely helpful and have explained everything in a language that I understand. There was no "legal" talk and made it so much easier for me. They have also kept me informed immediately upon any changes or notifications. I highly recommend Mr. Christmas and his staff to everyone!
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Posted by William | September 23, 2011
Exceeded Expectations.
August 15, 2011 Howell & Christmas, LLC 250 Mathis Ferry; Suite 102 Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 To Whom It May Concern, My name is William Blanton Buford. I am writing this letter in appreciation, thanks, and as a reference for Gary Christmas and his law firm. In early 2010, I was severely injured in a fall at work that required major surgery, physical therapy, and 14 months of recovery time. Prior to this event I did not have the most favorable opinion of attorneys in general. Gary changed that. Not only did Gary meet my expectations but exceeded them on every level. Throughout my recovery the staff at Howell & Christmas were always compassionate and sympathetic towards my concerns and needs. I will point out that this case was a team effort on their part in order to handle the complexities of the SC workman compensation laws and system. I would like to give a special thanks to Jenna. She was my first point of contact and always listened when I was frustrated and then very proactive on issues as they arose. She never failed to do what she said she would do and when she would do it. I hope that I never suffer an injury again but would not hesitate to contact Howell & Christmas to represent me if such occurred. In summery, I would recommend the Howell & Christmas law firm to anyone with an injury based need for legal representation. Very Sincerely, William Blanton Buford
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Posted by Kevin | August 17, 2021
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Horrible service
He put forth a very good effort in the beginning. I was very impressed and confident that I made a good choice in helping through a difficult time. However, once the claim was accepted I noticed that the effort on their part had dramatically decreased. My disability checks were not the correct amount. I called the office on four separate occasions. The same response was received every time. They would tell me “don’t worry we are working on it” In the six months I was out of work they never corrected the problem. This should have been an easy fix, since they had all of my wage information. Second, medical request for the doctor’s office went unanswered. Again I had to call and call and call before they finally sent out a letter. My instincts told me to replace them, and I really wish I would have. In my opinion they were just looking for the largest possible commission check while doing the least amount of work while my health and well-being was never a consideration.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Managing Attorney
  • Christmas Injury Lawyers, LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Howell & Christmas, LLC
  • 1999 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Wern Law Firm
  • 1997 - 1999

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of South Carolina
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
  • 1994
  • Irmo High School
  • HSD
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Otis W. Snipe v. SSA Cooper, LLC
  • Won case at Commission/ Defendant's case dismissed by the South Carolina Court of Appeals
  • Workers Compensation $1,250,000 Award For Brain Injured Consturction Worker
  • $1,250,000.00 Lifetime benefits award, lifetime medical care and treatment with 24 hour nursing home care.
  • 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
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Associations

  • Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted to Practice Before
  • 2011 - Present
  • Small Business Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar, Workers' Compensation Section
  • Council Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Injured Workers Advocates
  • Chairman of Brief Bank Committee
  • 2009 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice Before
  • 2000 - Present
  • Howell and Christmas, LLC Client Advisory Board
  • Chairman
  • 1999 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, the District of South Carolina
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Howell and Christmas Advisory Board
  • President
  • 1997 - Present
  • Charleston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • N/A
  • South Carolina Bar, Workers' Compensation Section
  • Chairman
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Injured Workers Advocates
  • Immediate Past President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • South Carolina Workers Compensation Ad Hoc Narcotics Advisory Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Injured Workers' Advocates
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Brain Injury Association of South Carolina
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Injured Workers Advocates
  • Chairman of The Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Injured Workers Advocates
  • Vice President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Mentor for the Mentoring Program
  • 2010 - 2014
  • South Carolina Injured Workers Advocates
  • Treasurer
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group
  • State Legislative Committee
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Injured Workers Advocates
  • Secretary
  • 2010 - 2011
  • South Carolina Injured Workers' Advocates - Member
  • Executive Committee 2009-2010
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • SC Bar Service Award for Workers Compensation Setction
  • South Carolina Bar
  • 2018
  • Million Dollar Advocate Award
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • President's Gavel
  • Injured Workers Advocates
  • 2014
  • Cert In Recognition of Service to Bench and Citizens of SC
  • Supreme Court of South Carolina
  • 2004
  • Kentucky Colonel Award
  • Common Wealth of Kentucky
  • 2002
  • American Juris Prudence Award - Damages
  • American Juris Prudence Award
  • 1997
  • AMJUR Award - Interviewing, Negotiating and Counseling
  • American Juris Prudence Award
  • 1997
  • University Scholars Award
  • University of South Carolina
  • 1992
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Publications

  • Products Liability & Safety (3rd ed.).
  • Research Assistant on Law School Case Book
  • 1997
  • South Carolina Criminal Defense
  • Research assistant on SC Bar CLE Book on Criminal Defense
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • IWA Fall Seminar
  • Judicial Affiars Committee Update
  • 2014
  • IWA Annual Paralegal Seminar
  • Liens Against A Client's Workers' Compensation Case Proceeds
  • 2014
  • South Carolina Association of Justice Summer Seminar
  • What Civil Trial Laywers Need To Know About Workers' Compensation
  • 2013
  • Spring Seminar, Columbia SC
  • What We Need To Do To Make The Brief Bank Effective
  • 2011
  • Injured Workers' Advocates Fall Seminar, Ashville, N.C.
  • Injured Workers' Advocates Brief Bank
  • 2010
  • Charleston County Bar CLE
  • South Carolina Workers' Compensation
  • 2007
  • Automobile Accidents for Paralegals
  • Automobile Accidents For Paralegals
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (26)
Endorse Gary
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Gary is an excellent attorney. He is a lawyers lawyer. He is committed to diligently representing injured workers in the state of South Carolina."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Christmas’ knowledge and expertise in Workmen’s Compensation is absolute and complete. Every facet of law and its application to the individual circumstance of his client’s injury is meticulous and detailed. His experience and success for his clients is unequaled and undeniable. I constantly depend on his advice and consult with him regularly. I trust his opinion and careful methodology because the results for his clients are always the best possible."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Christmas. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A true professional. Incredibly knowledgeable, and result driven. I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary is an excellent and highly knowledgeable workers compensation attorney with many years of experience. I recommend him without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Gary for many years. He has served as both a mentor as well as someone I have worked with in the past. Gary cares tremendously about each and every client and is an excellent trial lawyer. Hands down a top notch choice for anyone in Charleston who is seeking a trustworthy attorney."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his practice in auto accidents and personal injury!"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary works diligently to defend the rights of wrongfully injured men and women. He is also a skilled mediator. He is a founding member and Chairman of the non-profit charity Helmets For Kids. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Other
"No matter what kind of legal issues you face throughout your life, it is important to have an experienced and trustworthy lawyer on your side. This attorney is one."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Gary is an extremely hard working and seasoned litigator who fights for injured workers. He is highly respected in the legal community and judiciary."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Gary Christmas is an excellent lawyer. He is professional and responsible and does A class work."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Gary Christmas and I have worked together on many cases over the last 15 years. He is a highly skilled, diligent, focused and straightforward attorney. I highly recommend him as a workers compensation and injury attorney. He is a great advocate to have on your side."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I associate Gary on all of my workers compensation cases. His expertise in workers compensation law is unmatched and my clients are all very satisfied with the results Gary helps us achieve."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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