Barnwell Whaley member attorney M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. president-elect of the South Carolina Bar

M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. president-elect of the South Carolina Bar Association

Barnwell Whaley member attorney M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. was sworn in as the president-elect of the South Carolina Bar today, during the Bar’s House of Delegates meeting at Somerset Point in Pinopolis, SC. Cooke will serve alongside Elizabeth H. “Babs” Warner of Moncks Corner, who was sworn in as President for the 2017-2018 term.

A recognized leading attorney in the state, Cooke focuses his law practice at Barnwell Whaley in the areas of civil litigation, professional liability defense and personal injury litigation. He is also an accomplished certified mediator and arbitrator, an area for which he has been repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers. Accolades from Super Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation and Chambers, among others, speak to the high level of his work for his clients and among his peers. Cooke’s devotion to work extends beyond the office to his community. He has served as as past president of the Board of Directors of East Cooper Community Outreach, the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club, the Charleston County Bar, the Charleston Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the James L. Petigru American Inn of Court and as past chairman of the South Carolina Commission on Judicial Independence, among others. He looks forward to serving with the South Carolina Bar.

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 18 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 more information, please visit .