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I have been practicing law since 2002 and presently am a member of the firm of Christian and Davis, LLC.  I handle personal injury cases, emphasizing nursing home neglect and medical negligence cases.  I also handle other complex litigation cases including,tractor trailor wrecks, products liability, business litigation, and insurance disputes.  Additionally, I have had the opportunity to successfully handle appeals before the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the South Carolina Supreme Court. More recently I was involved in a case where we successfully defeated a nursing home's Petition for Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court.  The appeal arose out of the denial of the nursing home's motion to dismiss and compel arbitration at the trial court.  I am admitted to the South Carolina Bar, the United States District Court of South Carolina, the United States Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.


 


Areas of Practice:
Nursing Home Litigation
Products Liability
Medical Negligence


Personal Injury
Pharmaceutical Cases
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Construction Litigation


 


Representative Cases:
U.S. Supreme Court certiorari denied in Mariner Health Care, Inc. et al v. Coleman,
2014 U.S. LEXIS 7615 (US Supreme Court 2014);


Coleman v. Mariner Health Care, Inc. et al., 407 S.C. 346, 755 S.E.2d 450 (2014);
Vaughan v. Town of Lyman, 370 S.C. 436, 635 S.E.2d 631 ((SC Supreme Court) 2006);
Zurich American Ins. Co. v. Tolbert, 378 S.C. 493, 662 S.E.2d 606 (S.C.App. 2008);
Robinson v. Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Inc., 382 S.C. 224, 675 S.E.2d 744 (S.C. 2009);
Zurich American Ins. Co. v. Tolbert, 387 S.C. 280, 692 S.E.2d 523 (S.C. 2010);
Pohto v. Allstate Ins. Co., 6:10-CV-02654-JMC, 2011 WL 2670000 (D.S.C.  2011);


 


Professional Associations and Memberships:


Past Chair, South Carolina Bar Practice and Procedure Committee 2012-2014;
American Association for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation Section;
South Carolina Association for Justice;
South Carolina Bar Association;
Greenville Bar Association;
South Carolina Bar, Practice & Procedure Committee Member, 2006 - Present;
Mentor, SC Lawyer Mentoring Second Pilot Program, South Carolina Bar Association


 


Awards:


The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 South Carolina;
Super Lawyers Rising Stars

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Nursing Home Abuse: 45%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Defective Products: 10%
  5. Business: 5%

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Contingent (33-40%)

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Christian & Davis, LLC

1007 E. Washington Street
PO Box 332
Greenville, SC, 29602

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
SCGood Standing200203/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40 South CarolinaThe National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Order of Wig and RobeUniversity of South Carolina School of Law2002
Cum LaudeUniversity of South Carolina School of Law2002
Cali Award in Domestic RelationsUniversity of South Carolina School of Law2002
Political Science AwardCarson Newman College1998
Julius David Hale Pre-Law AwardCarson Newman College1998
Academic All-Conference in Varsity SoccerCarson Newman CollegeN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner/MemberChristian and Davis, LLC2002 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Carolina Bar, Practice and Procedure CommitteeMember2006 - Present
American Association for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation SectionMemberN/A
South Carolina Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
South Carolina Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Greenville Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Vaughan v. Town of Lyman, 370 S.C. 436, 635 S.E.2d 631 ((SC Supreme Court) 2006)N/A
Zurich American Ins. Co. v. Tolbert, 378 S.C. 493, 662 S.E.2d 606 (S.C.App. 2008)N/A
Robinson v. Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Inc., 382 S.C. 224, 675 S.E.2d 744 (S.C. 2009)N/A
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Carson-Newman CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A