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.
Attained $3MM settlement for client who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury, among other injuries, when a 90,000-pound cement truck collided into her vehicle. This may have been the first brain injury settlement in South Carolina involving diffusion tensor imaging, or DTI, a powerful type of magnetic resonance imaging that detects the disruption of water flow through the brain.
Represented a brother and sister from Hilton Head Island, SC, who were arrested after relocating seven wild animals a neighbor was allegedly keeping as pets. Successfully argued during five days of court testimony that the arrest, and subsequent harassment campaign launched by the neighbor, caused our clients severe emotional pain and suffering. The result was a $4.25MM jury award for our clients.
Attained a seven-figure settlement for our client in a product liability case where a tire defect caused her vehicle to crash, leaving our client with severe and permanent injuries.
Reached seven-figure settlement for client who suffered serious injuries when an over-served drunk driver came into oncoming traffic and crashed into her vehicle.
Successfully recovered more than $1.17MM for a family when their investment broker’s negligence and deceitful advice caused them substantial investment fund losses.
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
National Trial Lawyers Top 25 Brain Injury Attorneys
AV Preeminent® rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©, 2018 – 2021
(Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs)*
(Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs)*
Selected to the South Carolina Super Lawyers list, 2014 – 2020
(Personal Injury General: Plaintiff)*
Selected to the South Carolina Rising Stars list, 2013 and 2012
(Personal Injury General: Plaintiff)*
Legal Elite of the Low Country (Charleston Business Magazine)– Personal Injury Top Attorney, 2019
Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2013 and 2012
Forty Under 40, Charleston Regional Business Journal, 2012
Leadership South Carolina
Former Board of Trustees member
Class of 2010
Class of 2004
Admitted To Practice
U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Board member, Brain Injury Association of South Carolina
Former Member, Charleston Volunteers for Literacy Board of Directors
Former Tutor, Charleston Reading Partners
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (B.S., Business Administration, 1995)
University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio (J.D., 1998)