T. David Hoyle

David Hoyle works to change corporate conduct through the civil justice system, representing victims of corporate wrongdoing and negligence in litigation ranging from catastrophic incidents to asbestos exposure and environmental contamination.

He focuses on complex personal injury cases involving catastrophic burns, brain injury, loss of limb and paralysis, as well as wrongful death cases resulting from negligence, industrial accidents and defective products.

David represents victims suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases as well as Canadian provincial workers’ compensation boards bringing U.S. civil actions. He also represents people and businesses in Gulf Coast communities that suffered economic loss, property damage and physical injuries due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Following the conviction of a South Carolina child predator, David litigated the claims of victims against the predator’s former employer, Pinewood Preparatory School, negotiating a resolution that includes the implementation of a new Child Protection Policy that includes the enforcement of stricter procedures and a decade of outside monitoring. David also litigated the claims of a rape victim against the owner of a self storage facility and negotiated a resolution that included the business changing its security practices.

An AV® rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell®, David has handled all aspects of litigation, from initial client meetings to jury trials and appellate oral arguments. David has presented at seminars on a diverse range of topics, such as NFL concussion litigation, the economic loss rule in environmental cases, ethical issues involving social media and asbestos disease awareness. He is the author of "Seal of Disapproval: International Implications of South Carolina's Notary Statute," 3 S.C.J.Int'l. L. & Bus. 1 (2006). 

David is active in the community, providing pro bono legal services to the Magdalene House of Charleston and volunteering with the Lowcountry AIDS Legal Clinic. He is a member of the Ecclesiastical Court of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina, and has also been appointed to The Episcopal Church Province IV Court of Review. In 2007, David helped lead the efforts of young alumni to establish the Elizabeth B. and Larry T. McGehee Endowed Scholarship Fund at Wofford College in honor of a former professor and his wife. The annual earnings are awarded for the purchase of textbooks and other course-related materials.

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  • J.D. cum laude, University of South Carolina School of Law, 2005
  • B.A., Wofford College, 2002


  • American Association for Justice, Membership Oversight Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Association for Justice

Licensed In

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina

Admitted to Practice Before

  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Eleventh Circuits
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, District of South Carolina, and Western District of Wisconsin

Awards and Accolades

  • Super Lawyers®

    2012–2015 South Carolina Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list
    Personal injury – general: plaintiff; Civil rights; Environmental litigation

  • The National Trial Lawyers

    2012 Top 100 Trial Lawyers™ – South Carolina