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GWB is a business and commercial law firm that has been providing legal services for over 60 years in South Carolina and the Southeast region.  The firm operates within 4 major practice groups--complex litigation, insurance practice, workplace practices (employment and workers compensation) and business/commercial litigation.


I am currently Chair of GWB's Tort & Personal Injury Team, managing a group of attorneys and staff who provide representation to insurers and their insureds in complex tort litigation, including auto, premises liability, business torts, and insurance coverage matters.


In addition, I represent motor carriers in all types of litigation and provide litigation and trial services to skilled nursing and assisted liviing facilities.


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Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 25%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Transportation: 20%
  5. Mediation: 10%



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SCAuthorized to practice law198705/26/2010
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified MediatorSC Supreme Court1996
Phi Beta KappaPBK--Furman University Chapter1984
Super LawyerSouth Carolina Super LawyersN/A
Best Lawyers in America--ADRBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGallivan White & Boyd, P.A.1987 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Council on Litigation ManagementMember, Professional Liability Committee; SC State Chair2010 - Present
SC Defense Trial Attorneys AssociationCo-Chair, ADR Committee2009 - Present
Upstate Mediation CenterBoard of Directors; Chair2008 - Present
Transportation Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
SC BarHouse of Delegates2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember, ADR SectionN/A
Defense Research InstituteMember, Trucking CommitteeN/A
South Carolina Trucking AssociationN/AN/A
South Carolina Healthcare AssociationN/AN/A
South Carolina Captive Insurance AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Various CasesAppellate Cases
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Publication nameTitleDate
Handbook of Psychological Injury ClaimsExpert SelectionN/A
The Defense Line (SCDTAA)Introduction to MediationN/A
Self Insured MagazineEmergency Response to Catastrophic AccidentsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Furman UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SC Health Care Association Summer RetreatDisaster Planning for Nursing Homes2011
SC Association of Residential Care Homes Spring ConferenceDisaster Planning2011
Council on Litigation Management Annual ConferenceEmergency Response to Catastrophic Accidents2011
Tri-State Conference on Human Resource ManagementMediation of Employment DisputesN/A
South Carolina Claims Management AssociationPreparing the Claims Professional for DepositionN/A
SC BarVarious SubjectsN/A
National Expert Witness & Litigation SeminarSelection of Experts in LitigationN/A