James W. Ledlie
James Ledlie focuses his practice on occupational disease and worker safety, specifically fighting for clients suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Recognized for his litigation skills and client advocacy efforts, he has represented clients in jury trials, as well as a variety of complex litigation matters, and takes pride in his work advocating for the rights of people who have suffered serious injury or wrongful death as the result of corporate misconduct, negligence and defective product design.
In support of the firm's securities and consumer fraud work, James has represented whistleblowers in qui tam actions filed by clients alleging fraud against the federal government. James is a former Captain in the U.S. Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG) Reserve and has also represented injured veterans.
James was selected by his peers in 2012 and 2013 for inclusion in the South Carolina Super Lawyers® Rising Stars lists. Active in the local bar and his community, he was honored in 2010 with the American Association for Justice F. Scott Baldwin Award, a national award recognizing individuals who have made significant contributions to the trial bar and obtained one or more outstanding trial verdicts.
James is a frequent speaker on asbestos litigation, trial advocacy, jury selection and professionalism at seminars nationwide and currently acts as Chairman of the South Carolina Bar's Torts and Insurance Practice Section. He is recognized as an AV® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell® and has served on the Board of Governors of the South Carolina Association for Justice and the American Association of Justice's New Lawyers Division.
James is a member of the American Association for Justice, Charleston Bar Association, Public Justice Foundation, South Carolina Association for Justice and the South Carolina Bar.
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