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I represent individuals in crisis.  My practice includes products liability, injury, qui tam/whistleblower, domestic and family law cases.  As a U.S. citizen raised in Mexico City, I am not only bilingual, but I have a multicultural worldview that has served me well in representing the diverse needs of my clients.  My interdisciplinary background allows me to take a "hands on" approach in meeting my clients needs throughout my years of practice.


Prior to founding the Klok Law Firm, I worked on complex litigation such as In re Silicone Breast Implant Litigation, the groundbreaking Castano v. American Tobacco Company  case, the Tobacco Litigation on behalf of the states of Texas and New Mexico. Here is a listing of the Multi-District Litigations I have worked on behalf of my client Plaintiffs::


  • MDL 1964 In Re: NuvaRing Products Liability Litigation

  • MDL 1842 In Re: Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Products Liability Litigation

  • MDL 1726 In Re: Medtronic, Inc., Implantable Defibrillators Products Liability Litigation

  • MDL 1708 In RE; Guidant Corp. Implantable Defibrillators Products Liability Litigation

  • MDL- 1431 In Re: Baycol Products Liability Litigation

  • MDL-1401 In Re: Sulzer Orthopedics Inc. Hip Prosthesis and Knee Prosthesis Products Liablity Litigation

  • MDL- 1348 In Re: Rezulin Products Liability Litigation

  • MDL-1373 In Re: Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc., Tires Products Liability Litigation

  • MDL-1231 In Re: Tobacco Products Liability Litigation

  • MDL- 1038 In Re: Norplant Contraceptive Products Liability Litigation

  • MDL 1020 In Re: Penile Implants Products Liability Litigation

  • MDL 1014 In Re: Orthopedic Bone Screw Products Liability Litigation

  • MDL 926 In Re: Silicone Gel Breast Implants Product Liability Litigation


I was appointed to the Plaintiff's Steering Committee In Re: Nuvaring Litigation.  I have experience also in litigating individual cases involving: railroad crossings, medical prescription errors, nursing homes, medical device, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical, aviation, asbestos, tobacco, vehicle and tire defect cases.  I have served as vice chair of the American Association for Justice's Preemption Law Litigation Group.  I am a regular speaker at legal seminars on a variety of topics such as settlement, litigating personal injury cases and preemption.


I am a strong believer in community involvement, and am a volunteer Guardian ad litem where I work to protect and speak on behalf on children in South Carolina who would otherwise not have a voice within the court system.  Additionally, I negotiate loan services on behalf of homeowners in financial crisis to help them keep their homes through loan modifications and refinancing at no charge to homeowners through a collaborate effort with the Homeownership Resource Center, a division of Family Services, Inc., a local non-profit agency. 


Languages spoken: Spanish

Contact info

Klok Law Firm, LLC

1002 Anna Knapp Blvd., Suite 103
Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464

Practice areas


  1. Entertainment: 24%
  2. Defective Products: 24%
  3. Family: 24%
  4. Personal Injury: 23%
  5. Mesothelioma: 5%



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  • Thomas C. Nelson

    I speak with Rhett all the time about legal issues. He knows what he is doing and has seen it all. Would not hesitate to hire or associate him on a tough case.


    Thomas Nelson Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gary Christmas

    I have known Rhett for over 10 years and have had several cases with him over the past several years. I know him to be honest, hard working and exceptional when it comes to understanding and applying the law. I highly recommend this lawyer.


    Gary Christmas Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


SCGood Standing200103/07/2013
NMAuthorized to practice law199910/15/2009
DCInactive 200107/06/2016
TXInactive 200007/16/2016
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorCharleston School of Law2011 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Southern Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2004 - Present
South Carolina Association for JusticeN/A2001 - Present
Charleston County Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
District of Columbia BarN/A2001 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A2000 - Present
New Mexico State Bar AssociationN/A1999 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A1995 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Trial (American Association for Justice)More Pain for Hernia Patients2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Tulane UniversityPolitical Economy/ SpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
OBTAINING THE BEST SETTLEMENT FOR PERSONAL INJURY CLIENTSConsider Key Issues That Arise During The Settlement Process2011
ETTLEMENT FOR PERSNAL INJURY CLIENTSPlan Your Strategy For Effective Settlement Drafts2011
OBTAINING THE BEST SETTLEMENT FOR PERSONAL INJURY CLIENTSConsider Key Issues That Arise During The Settlement Process2010
Obtaining The Best Settlement For Personal Injury ClientsConsider Key Issues That Arise During The Settlement Process2010