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Four attorneys for Rosen Hagood, were recently awarded the “AV Preeminent” rating by the LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ directory. The AV rating is the highest designation given by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review and is a testament to the fact that these lawyers’ peers rank them at the highest level of ethical and professional excellence.

Bright Ariail concentrates her practice in the areas of construction law and litigation, procurement and government law, including claims made under Federal Acquisition Regulations. Ariail graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and received her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2001.

Andrew D. Gowdown practices in the areas of personal injury, traumatic brain injury, business and commercial litigation, securities litigation, and medical malpractice. He is a 2004 graduate of Leadership Charleston and a 2010 graduate of Leadership South Carolina; he now serves on the Leadership South Carolina Board of Trustees. Most recently, Gowdown was appointed to the Primerus Leadership Council. Gowdown received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Miami University in 1995 and earned his law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1998.

John E. Rosen graduated from the University of Virginia in 1997 and from the University of South Carolina School of Law and Moore Business School in 2004. Rosen has extensive experience with a variety of transactions involving public finance, corporate law, and commercial real estate. His practice includes advising corporate clients on business formation, governance, contract negotiations, securities matters and a variety of transactional and general corporate issues.

David G. Jennings focuses primarily on local water and sewer utilities. Jennings received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Davidson College in 1968 and graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1971 with High Honors.

The LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings contain profiles for more than a million lawyers and firms and its ratings serve as an objective indicator of a lawyer’s legal ability in areas of legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability and legal experience, and general ethical standards such as adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, including reliability and diligence.

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