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CHARLESTON, S.C., August 28, 2017 – The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession, has named six Rosen Hagood attorneys to its 2018 list, including one attorney who has been recognized as “Lawyer of the Year.”

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally recognized as the definitive guide to legal excellence.  Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.  Lawyers are not required or permitted to pay a fee to be listed.  Therefore, inclusion in best lawyers is considered a singular honor.

The individual attorneys named, and the area(s) of practice in which they are being recognized, are listed below:

Daniel “Frank” Blanchard, III

Employment Law – Individuals (2018 Charleston “Lawyer of the Year”)

Litigation – Trusts and Estates


Andrew D. Gowdown

Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs


H. Brewton "Brew" Hagood


Construction Law

Litigation – Construction


Alice F. Paylor

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Litigation – Labor and Employment


John E. Rosen

Commercial Litigation


Richard S. Rosen

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Litigation – Securities

Litigation – Trusts and Estates

Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs

Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Rosen Hagood is a Charleston-based law firm with a long record of pursuing and defending complex civil claims. For seven decades, attorneys at the firm have followed the founders’ vision — to aggressively seek justice on behalf of their clients. This distinguished law firm represents businesses, individuals, and government entities in Charleston and throughout South Carolina in complex litigation and damages claims in the areas of administrative and government, business and commercial litigation, business transactions, construction law and litigation, education and school law, employment and labor law, family and divorce law, insurance bad faith claims, personal injury, and probate, estate, and trust litigation. For more information please go to

A description of The Best Lawyers in America selection methodology can be found at

Rosen Hagood is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.