Barnwell Whaley names Jeremy Bowers and Barbara J. Wagner, PhD as Member attorneys, John Fletcher as Special Counsel in Charleston office

Barnwell Whaley is pleased to announce the promotion of three attorneys in the firm’s Charleston office, effective immediately: Jeremy Bowers and Barbara Wagner have been elevated to the position of Member Attorney and John Fletcher as Special Counsel. "We are delighted to promote these three talented and dedicated attorneys in our growing firm," commented Randell Stoney, Jr., Barnwell Whaley’s managing member. “Their diverse skills, experience and dedication to client service are the foundation of future successes.”

Jeremy Bowers has a solid background in business and accounting, a proven asset when counseling Carolina businesses. He provides legal and business advice to entrepreneurs and local and national businesses. Additionally, he focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, professional malpractice, trade secrets disputes, land development disputes, condo, property, and homeowners association law, liquor liability, and restaurant and hospitality law. Bowers has been practicing law for twelve years, the last ten at Barnwell Whaley.

Barbara J. Wagner, PhD counsels clients in business law and general liability, toxic torts, construction law, and intellectual property. Wagner earned her PhD in Chemistry from the University of California, Davis and is the holder of 20 United States and numerous foreign patents and the author of several scientific articles. Her chemistry training and experience provide exceptional insight for her clients with toxic torts and products liability matters. She has been practicing law with Barnwell Whaley since 2007.

Certified mediator and litigator John Fletcher has been with Barnwell Whaley since 2004. He has worked on some of Barnwell Whaley’s most complex and challenging cases, in such varied areas of the law as antitrust, intellectual property and professional malpractice.

Established in Charleston in 1938, Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC represents and counsels businesses and professionals in both North and South Carolina, throughout the United States in Federal Court and beyond. Widely respected for their work in complex litigation matters, the firm’s 19 members and associates focus on the areas of complex civil litigation defense, patents, trademarks and intellectual property, professional malpractice defense, construction law, business law, business immigration, immigration litigation and products liability defense. For additional information, visit