Barnwell Whaley attorneys Barfield, Cooke, Hinnant, Killough, Lipscomb and Stoney named to 2019 Best Lawyers list

Six Barnwell Whaley attorneys: M. Dawes Cooke, Jr., B.C. Killough, Randell C. Stoney, Jr., K. Michael Barfield, Christopher M. Hinnant and Ernest B. Lipscomb have been named to the 2019 “The Best Lawyers in America” list. Best Lawyers has published their list for three decades. Lawyers on the list are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. Listings are divided by geographic region and practice areas.

For the Charleston, South Carolina geographical area, Dawes Cooke is recognized for this work in Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Mediation, Arbitration, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, and Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants. Previously, he has been awarded seven “Lawyer of the Year” awards by Best Lawyers, in addition to accolades from Super Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, Chambers USA and others.
B.C. Killough is noted for his work in the areas of Corporate Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property, and Patent Law. A registered patent attorney, Killough has been listed in Best Lawyers annually since 2010 and was awarded the “Lawyer of the Year” designation in 2015 for his work in corporate law.

Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2014, Barnwell Whaley managing member attorney Randell C. Stoney, Jr. is named for his efforts in the areas of Construction Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants.

Barnwell Whaley Charleston member attorney K. Michael Barfield is recognized for his handling of insurance law matters and registered patent attorney Ernest B. Lipscomb is named to the list for his work in the area of trademark law.
In the Wilmington, North Carolina geographical area, Barnwell Whaley member attorney Christopher M. Hinnant, is recognized for his work in Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants as well as in Litigation - Insurance.

Established in Charleston in 1938, Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms 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 20 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 .

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