Andrew D. Gowdown focuses on helping his clients with their complex personal injury cases. From traumatic brain injuries and wrongful death to products liability and trucking accidents, Andrew’s clients benefit from his experience and drive to see these cases through to a successful resolution. In addition to handling various types of personal injury cases, Andrew also represents clients in business and securities litigation matters.

Knowing that he wanted to make a difference, Andrew applied his talents to the legal profession. Graduating from the University of Dayton School of Law, he served as the Editor in Chief of the University of Dayton Law Review and authored the article, “The Noneconomic Damages Cap of Ohio Revised Code Section 2744.05(c)(1): Legislative Usurpation of the Constitutional Right to Trial by Jury,” 22 U. Dayton L. Rev. 283 (1997).

In addition to being dedicated to his family and his clients, Andrew enjoys giving back to the community. He currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina. He is also a former member of the Charleston Volunteers for Literacy Board of Directors and volunteered his time twice a week to the Reading Partners Program, where he tutored students at a local elementary school in Charleston. His personal and professional accomplishments have been recognized by the Charleston Regional Business Journal, Super Lawyers*, National Trial Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and Best Lawyers*. Before joining Rosen Hagood, Andrew served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Margaret B. Seymour, United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

  • $11,000,000 settlement for a husband and wife injured in a car collision in which the wife suffered a traumatic brain injury.
  • $4,250,000 jury verdict for a brother and sister who were defamed and maliciously prosecuted.
  • $3,000,000 settlement for a client injured in a truck accident in which she suffered a traumatic brain injury.
  • $3,000,000 settlement for a husband and wife injured in a car collision in which the husband suffered a traumatic brain injury.
  • $2,300,000 settlement for a client injured by a defective tire rim in which he suffered a traumatic brain injury.
  • $1,720,000 settlement for a client injured by a defective tire in which she suffered a traumatic brain injury.
  • $1,000,000 settlement for a client injured by an over-served drunk driver.
  • $1,000,000 settlement for a father and son injured by an over-served drunk driver.
  • $1,876,000 securities arbitration award for a family who suffered financial losses through the negligence and deceitful advice of their investment adviser.
  • Charleston County Bar Association
    • Former Chair, Medical-Legal Committee
    • Former Member, Executive Committee
    • Former Co-Chair, CLE Committee
  • South Carolina Bar
    • Editorial Board Member, South Carolina Lawyer magazine
    • Member, Ethics Advisory Committee
    • Member, Professional Responsibility Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms
    • Former Chair, Personal Injury Institute
    • Former Chair, Young Lawyers Section
  • James L. Petigru American Inn of Court
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 25 Brain Injury Attorneys
  • AV Preeminent® rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2018 – 2024
    (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs)*
    (Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs)*

(Commercial Litigation)

  • Selected to the South Carolina Super Lawyers list, 2014 – 2023
    (Personal Injury General: Plaintiff)*
  • Selected to the South Carolina Rising Stars list, 2013 and 2012
    (Personal Injury General: Plaintiff)*
  • Legal Elite of the Low Country (Charleston Business Magazine)– Personal Injury Top Attorney, 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2013 and 2012
  • Forty Under 40, Charleston Regional Business Journal, 2012
  • Leadership South Carolina
    • Former Board of Trustees member
    • Class of 2010
  • Leadership Charleston
    • Class of 2004
    • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • President-Elect, Brain Injury Association of South Carolina Board of Directors
  • Former Member, Charleston Volunteers for Literacy Board of Directors
  • Former Tutor, Charleston Reading Partners
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (B.S., Business Administration, 1995)
  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio (J.D., 1998)