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Nationally ranked by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® for "Best Law Firms"
Experienced South Carolina Trial Attorneys
Fighting on Behalf of Medical Malpractice Victims
Handling Catastrophic Brain, Spine and Amputation Injury Claims

$489 Million Settlement in Antitrust Class Action

$122 Million Settlement in Securities Fraud Class Action

$17.25 Million Surgical Malpractice Verdict

In Oconee County, SC

$13.75 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict

Against Aiken Regional Medical Centers for Delayed Sepsis Treatment Leading to Amputation

$12.3+ Million Medical Malpractice Verdict

Against Columbia Rehabilitation Hospital for Untreated Bedsores

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

Welcome to McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC

Experienced South Carolina personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers who know how to win

A serious injury can turn you and your family’s life upside down in an instant. Suddenly, you might not be able to work for weeks or months at a time. You might need surgery or extensive physical therapy. When these things happen due to someone else’s reckless behavior, you should not be stuck with the bill. You didn’t do anything wrong. Why should you pay for someone else’s mistake?

The South Carolina attorneys of McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, understand this. That’s why we work so hard for injury victims. The work we do today could make a difference in your life for many years to come. We have a well-earned reputation for being honest, hard-working attorneys who deliver results. We’re proud of that reputation because we know how important our work is for families throughout South Carolina.

Team Work

Injury claims we handle

We have earned our stripes as personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers – but if you’re like most people, you may not know exactly what that means. At McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, it means fighting hard on behalf of those who suffered because of the negligent acts of a doctor or another person, or by a company that makes, sells or distributes dangerous products, like 3M earplugs. To that end, we help people who have sustained serious injury because of:

This is only a sample of the types of cases our South Carolina lawyers take on behalf of victims and their families. We are your advocates for justice when you are hurt and scared. We stand up to the insurance companies and the manufacturers who put their bottom lines ahead of your personal safety and well-being. We take on complex litigation such as class-action lawsuits and MDLs, and fight for individuals and their loved ones when they have been hurt.

Helping consumers injured by defective products

When you sustain injuries from a defective consumer product, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. Contact McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC to learn about your options if you have been hurt from a defective e-cigarette3M’s dual combat earplugs, or from using Monsanto’s Roundup.

Helping sexual assault and trafficking survivors take back control

The South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force reports that, as of 2020, nearly 63% of all current human trafficking cases in S.C. are pending in Aiken County, and that Horry County is #1 for reporting human trafficking cases. The most common type of human trafficking is sex trafficking, accounting for 96 of the 139 reported cases per the Human Trafficking Hotline, and the numbers of victims are only growing. McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC fights for the futures of survivors of sexual assault, as well as victims of sex trafficking. We invite you to contact us to learn more about our services. Our top priority is your safety and security, and both female and male attorneys are available to speak with you about your case.

Fighting for veterans and their families

Navy veteran Luke Smyth’s death at William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center was ruled a homicide, so why hasn’t anyone been charged with a crime? Randy Hood, who represents the family of the veteran, speaks with WSOC about the case.

Bacterial Infections at Local Hospitals

Over the last few years, a spate of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections have broken out in South Carolina and across the country. Most recently, Roper Hospital in Charleston has had an outbreak of mycobacterium fortuitum, allegedly related to contaminated water; 27 women have been infected with NTM. McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC represents former Roper patients who have developed non-tuberculous mycobacteria infection.

Who we are

McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC has been a part of your community for years. We founded our firm in its current state in 2003, but each of our partners – Chad McGowanS. Randall Hood, Johnny Felder and Robert Phillips – has more than 20 years of experience to his name. Since then, we have grown in both size and number. With offices located throughout the state of South Carolina, we serve people who live and work in and around:

Whenever you need us, we are close by. We opened these offices because we always want to be accessible to our clients; there should never be a time when you need your lawyer and he or she is not there for you. When you choose McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, you are choosing to work with a personal injury or medical malpractice attorney who will give you the facts, help you understand the process of a lawsuit, and work through all of your options with you.

Why Should You Choose McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC?

You might think you do not need a lawyer. Your case might seem straightforward. However, the most seemingly simple legal cases often become very complicated. That is why it is critical you have a knowledgeable, experienced lawyer on your side right from the start. If necessary, we can help you file a personal injury, medical malpractice or wrongful death lawsuit in South Carolina. We are willing to do whatever it takes to help you succeed.

Every case is unique – just like you. That’s why we work individually with each client to build a solid legal strategy that addresses your specific legal needs. Our hands-on approach with each client is just one of the things that sets us apart from other law firms in South Carolina. Every person counts here.

Put Your Trust in a Law Firm Fighting for Justice

Put your trust in a South Carolina personal injury law firm that puts people first. Contact McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC. Call 803-327-7800 and schedule a free case evaluation, or fill out our contact form from any device. Best of all, if you choose us to represent you, you only pay attorneys’ fees if you win. That’s because we work on a contingency fee basis. No games. No gimmicks. Just honest, straightforward advice from a hard-working law firm you can trust.

With offices in Columbia, SC, Anderson, SC, Rock Hill, SC, Georgetown, SC and Charleston, SC, the law firm of McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips proudly serves people throughout the state.

Our Testimonials

"Worked hard all the way through trial, got a good result and got to know me and my family on a personal level, treating us like friends and not simply clients"

Melissa Phillips

"I am extremely happy with the way my lawsuit was handled. Bill McKinnon and McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC went over and beyond to help my son and me. I was more than happy with the result and  would like to thank them from the highest."

Carrie White

"I am writing to give a review of my experience with McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC. I am a person who expects excellence and this law firm did not disappoint. I was pleased with every aspect of this firm from their well tailored office to their professional, yet friendly...

Candace Laury, RN

"McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC are very blessed to have Attorney Patrick Killen as a member of their law firm. Attorney Killen is a Christian man whom is very wise, compassionate, empathetic and yet remains very professional with his clients giving sound legal advice. My husband and I truly...

Stan and Denise Josey, Lynchburg, SC

"I tried to handle my legal problem without help. I was getting nowhere when I contacted Patrick Killen at McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC. After asking me some questions, Patrick came up with a plan to solve my problem.He kept me informed during the case and made the process...

Michael Graham., Columbia, SC

"Mr. Felder was very prepared and aggressive, and communicated very well with me throughout the case."

Lilly Goethe

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