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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Managing Partner||Howell & Christmas, LLC||1999 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Wern Law Firm||1997 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|South Carolina Bar, Workers' Compensation Section||Chairman||2017 - Present|
|Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group||Member||2013 - Present|
|United States Supreme Court||Admitted to Practice Before||2011 - Present|
|South Carolina Bar, Workers' Compensation Section||Council Member||2010 - Present|
|Small Business Chamber of Commerce||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 Association for Justice||Member||1997 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1997 - Present|
|Charleston Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|South Carolina Association for Justice||Member||1997 - Present|
|Howell and Christmas Advisory Board||President||1997 - Present|
|South Carolina Bar||Member||1997 - Present|
|South Carolina Workers Compensation Ad Hoc Narcotics Advisory Committee||Board Member||2014 - 2015|
|Injured Workers Advocates||Immediate Past President||2014 - 2015|
|Brain Injury Association of South Carolina||Board Member||2013 - 2015|
|Injured Workers' Advocates||President||2013 - 2014|
|Injured Workers Advocates||Vice President||2012 - 2013|
|Injured Workers Advocates||Chairman of The Continuing Legal Education Committee||2012 - 2013|
|Injured Workers Advocates||Secretary||2010 - 2011|
|South Carolina Injured Workers Advocates||Treasurer||2010 - 2011|
|South Carolina Bar Association||Mentor for the Mentoring Program||2010 - 2014|
|Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group||State Legislative Committee||2010 - 2012|
|South Carolina Injured Workers' Advocates - Member||Executive Committee 2009-2010||2009 - 2010|
|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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|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|
|University of South Carolina School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||1997|
|University of South Carolina||Government and International Affairs||BA - Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude||1994|
|Irmo High School||N/A||HSD||1990|
|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|
Posted by Henry
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.
Posted by William
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.
William Blanton Buford
Posted by Kimm
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!
R Davis, Workers compensation Attorney
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.
John Cooper, Admiralty and maritime Attorney
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.
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