Barnwell Whaley named to 2020 U.S. News “Best Law Firms” list in 16 practice areas

Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC has been ranked in the 2020 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list for the tenth consecutive year in 16 practice areas. Firms included in the 2020 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

For the Charleston, South Carolina regional area, Barnwell Whaley is recognized as a Tier 1 law firm in the areas of:
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Intellectual Property Litigation
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Trademark Law

In addition, Barnwell Whaley is listed on Tier 2 in the areas of Admiralty and Maritime Law, Construction Law and Insurance Law in Charleston, SC and in the area of Litigation – Insurance for the Wilmington, NC office. The firm is ranked on Tier 3 for Arbitration, Corporate Law and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants in Charleston and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants in Wilmington.

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 20 attorneys focus on the areas of complex civil litigation, patents, trademarks and intellectual property, professional malpractice defense, construction law, business law, and products liability defense. For additional information, visit

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