Andrew D. Gowdown

Rosen Hagood, LLC
Rosen Hagood, LLC
40 Calhoun St. Ste 450, Charleston, SC 29401 United States

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.

Representative Experience

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

Leadership Charleston

Class of 2004

Admitted To Practice

South Carolina

U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Community Involvement

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)

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