T. David Hoyle
David Hoyle represents victims of corporate wrongdoing and negligence across a broad array of practice areas ranging from asbestos exposure and catastrophic incidents to 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. He currently represents people severely burned by the ethanol-based fuel gel used in decorative firepots, litigating numerous claims against manufacturers Napa Home and Garden, Inc., and Fuel Barons, Inc., and their insurers.
An integral member of the occupational disease and toxic tort team, David fights for the rights of victims suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases as a result of occupational or household asbestos exposure and represents Canadian Workers' Compensation Boards in U.S. courts to recover benefits they paid Canadian asbestos victims. His diverse practice includes representing victims of sexual assault and working with the environmental team to represent people and businesses in Gulf Coast communities that suffered economic loss, property damage and physical injuries due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
David has handled all aspects of litigation, from initial client meetings to case resolution, including several trials and appellate oral arguments. He has also litigated liquor liability, tractor trailer and insurance bad faith cases.
David was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2012 and 2013 South Carolina Super Lawyers® Rising Stars lists, and The National Trial Lawyers named him in 2012 as one of its Top 100 Trial Lawyers™ in South Carolina. An AV® rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell®, David has presented at seminars on a diverse range of topics, such as NFL concussion litigation, the effect of res judicata in cross-border class actions, 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).
During law school, David worked with Distinguished Professor of Law David G. Owen as a research assistant and student editor in the area of products liability. He was a member of the Pro Bono Board, Order of the Wig and Robe and South Carolina Law Review. David received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award as an undergraduate.
David provides pro bono legal services to the Magdalene House of Charleston and volunteered for five years with the Lowcountry AIDS Legal Clinic. He is currently a member of the Ecclesiastical Court of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina, and helps plan and coordinate The Episcopal Church's HIV/AIDS retreat each June at Kanuga in Hendersonville, N.C. 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.
David is a member of the American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, South Carolina Association for Justice, Florida Justice Association and Public Justice.
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