Ladson F. Howell, Jr., Esquire
Ladson F. Howell, Jr., a senior partner at Howell & Christmas, concentrates his practice in general plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation. His practice is concentrated on representing client’s seriously injured in automobile and motorcycle wrecks, tractor trailer wrecks, slip and falls, and medical malpractice.He began his practice defending lawsuits and conducting jury trials on behalf of insurance companies before becoming a Plaintiffs’ lawyer representing exclusively people who have been seriously injured in accidents. Mr. Howell is currently President of the Charleston County Bar Association.
He received his J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1993 and his B.A. degree from Wofford College in 1990. He is a former law clerk to the Hon. C. Victor Pyle, Jr., trial judge. He is a member of the Charleston County and South Carolina Bar Associations, the South Carolina Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. He served for approximately 10 years on the Executive Committee for the Charleston County Bar Association, and served as Chairman of the CLE committee for the CCBA before becoming president of our County’s Bar Association. He is admitted to the South Carolina Bar and is licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. Reported cases include: Moore v. North American Van Lines, 319 S.C. 446, 462 S.E.2d 275 (1995); Walker v. The Bluffs Apartments, 324 S.C. 350, 477 S.E.2d 472 (Ct. App. 1996); Padgett v. Mercado, 341 S.C. 229, 533 S.E.2d 339 (Ct. App. 2000); Hurd vs. Williamsburg County, 353 S.C. 596, 579 S.E.2d 136 (Ct. App. 2003); and Hurd vs. Williamsburg County, 363 S.C. 421, 611 S.E. 2d 488 (2005). Mr. Howell’s clients have prevailed in every appeal Mr. Howell has handled. The firm’s practice areas also include residential and commercial real estate closings, §1031 tax exchanges, real estate agent and broker representation issues, developer and builder services, real estate investor services, title examinations, and title insurance. He is a member of Sertoma International, and attends Hibben United Methodist Church. He has been married to his wife for 19 years, and they have three children, ages 14, 12 and 9.