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Andrew D. Gowdown focuses on helping his clients with their complex personal injury cases. From traumatic brain injuries and wrongful death to products liability and trucking accidents, Andrew’s clients benefit from his experience and drive to see these cases through to a successful resolution. In addition to handling various types of personal injury cases, Andrew also represents clients in business and securities litigation matters.

Knowing that he wanted to make a difference, Andrew applied his talents to the legal profession. Graduating from the University of Dayton School of Law, he served as the Editor in Chief of the University of Dayton Law Review and authored the article, “The Noneconomic Damages Cap of Ohio Revised Code Section 2744.05(c)(1): Legislative Usurpation of the Constitutional Right to Trial by Jury,” 22 U. Dayton L. Rev. 283 (1997).

In addition to being dedicated to his family and his clients, Andrew enjoys giving back to the community. He is a former member of the Charleston Volunteers for Literacy Board of Directors and volunteered his time twice a week to the Reading Partners Program, where he tutored a student at a local elementary school in Charleston. His personal and professional accomplishments have been recognized by the Charleston Regional Business Journal, Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and Best Lawyers.

Before joining Rosen Hagood, Andrew served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Margaret B. Seymour, United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. This experience remains among the most notable accomplishments of his career.


  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (B.S., Business Administration, 1995)
  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio (J.D., 1998)

Areas of Practice:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice and Negligence


  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Charleston County Bar Association
    • Former Chair, Medical-Legal Committee
    • Former Member, Executive Committee
    • Former Co-Chair, CLE Committee
  • South Carolina Bar
    • Editorial Board Member, South Carolina Lawyer
    • Member, Ethics Advisory Committee
    • Member, Professional Responsibility Committee
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms
    • Former Chair, Personal Injury Institute
    • Former Chair, Young Lawyers Section
  • James L. Petigru American Inn of Court

Awards & Recognition:

  • AV Preeminent® rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©, 2018 – 2019 (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs)
  • Selected to the South Carolina Super Lawyers list, 2014 – 2018 (Personal Injury General: Plaintiff)
  • Selected to the South Carolina Rising Stars list, 2013 and 2012 (Personal Injury General: Plaintiff)
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2013 and 2012
  • Forty Under 40, Charleston Regional Business Journal, 2012
  • Leadership South Carolina
    • Member, Board of Trustees
    • Class of 2010
  • Leadership Charleston
    • Class of 2004

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