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 JournalSuper Lawyers*, National Trial Lawyers, and Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

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.

  • 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.
  • 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
  • AV Preeminent® rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©, 2018 (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
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • 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)