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September 09, 2014

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July 29, 2014

Asbestos Judgment Reinstated: Insurer Travelers ordered to pay $500 million in asbestos-related settlements

July 22, 2014

Asbestos Manufacturer Liable: Jury awards $9.3 million

July 17, 2014

NFL Settlement Uncapped: Motley Rice attorney Don Migliori discusses new proposed settlement with Bloomberg

July 01, 2014

Practice Areas

Anti-Terrorism & Human Rights

Asbestos and Mesothelioma

Catastrophic Injury


Occupational Disease & Toxic Tort

Licensed In


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 and District of South Carolina  


J.D. cum laude, University of South Carolina School of Law, 2005

B.A., Wofford College, 2002

South Carolina

T. David Hoyle

T. David Hoyle

David Hoyle represents victims of corporate wrongdoing and negligence across a broad array of practice areas 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.

An integral member of the occupational disease and toxic tort team, David represents victims suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases as well as Canadian provincial workers’ compensation boards bringing U.S. civil actions. Working with the environmental team, 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.

David has handled all aspects of litigation, from initial client meetings to jury trials and appellate oral arguments. David fights for the rights of his clients and works to change corporate conduct through the civil justice system. 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 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 provides pro bono legal services to the Magdalene House of Charleston and volunteers 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.

Awards and Accolades:

2012–2014 South Carolina Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list

The National Trial Lawyers
2012 Top 100 Trial Lawyers™– South Carolina


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

* Please remember that every case is different. Any result we achieve for one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.