M. Dawes Cooke, Jr.

USA: South Carolina

Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC.
288 Meeting Street
Suite 200
Charleston, SC 29401

Tel: +1 843 577 7700
Fax: +1 843 577 7708

Email: mdc@barnwell-whaley.com
Web: barnwell-whaley.com

M. Dawes Cooke, Jr.’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, professional liability defense, and personal injury litigation. He is also a much sought after mediator and arbitrator, and he frequently lectures on the subject of alternative dispute resolution. He is admitted to the South Carolina Bar and the United States Supreme Court Bar. Cooke is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He holds a Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent rating (the highest, formerly called AV), and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation for defendants, personal injury litigation for plaintiffs, arbitration, and mediation.

Best Lawyers named Cooke the Arbitration Lawyer of the Year for 2014 and the Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year in both 2011 and 2013. In 2012, he was named Personal Injury Litigation Litigator of the Year. Benchmark Litigation has named him as a Local Litigation Star in 2012 and 2013 in the areas of insurance, product liability, medical malpractice, and construction. He is also regularly listed in Super Lawyers as one of the top 10 attorneys in the state of South Carolina, and selected as the number one attorney in the state in 2014 and 2015. He was profiled in the April 2011 edition. The South Carolina Association for Justice awarded Cooke the “Worthy Adversary Award” in 2013.

Established in Charleston, South Carolina in 1938, Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC, attorneys serve and counsel businesses and professionals throughout South Carolina and beyond.

With over seven decades in business under the same banner, the firm’s 17 member and associate attorneys focus on intellectual property protection, civil litigation defense, professional malpractice defense, construction law, business law, business immigration and products liability defense in both state and federal courts.

Barnwell Whaley personal injury attorneys have a long history of representing and defending businesses and individuals in cases involving any and all personal injuries, including severe/complex injuries involving death or catastrophic physical and/or neurological injury.

The firm’s personal injury attorneys presently represent several institutional clients including insurance carriers who retain the firm to represent their insureds, as well government clients who retain the firm to defend against tort claims involving personal injuries.

Our medical team, lead by nurse attorneys assists the research analysis accounting team in assessing the merit of each case, and possible damages. Sometimes, mediation and arbitration is an option to quickly settle and bring an end to a dispute. However, at times when litigation is necessary, the Barnwell Whaley personal injury team of nationally recognized defense litigators take aggressive, thorough action to provide an effective and