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A. Victor Rawl Jr.

Office Managing Partner

(843) 714-2501
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Charleston
40 Calhoun Street
Suite 350
Charleston, SC 29401


Omaha
1299 Farnam Street
Suite 300
Omaha, NE 68102


Lincoln
233 South 13th Street
Suite 1100
Lincoln, NE 68508


Education

J.D., University of South Carolina, 1995

M.I.B.S. (Master of International Business Studies), University of South Carolina, 1995

Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft, Certificate, Intensive German Business Language Training, 1994

B.A., Wofford College, Finance, 1991

Honors

Named, The Best Lawyers in America (2012-2017)

Listed, South Carolina Super Lawyers, Class Action (2015-2017)

Awarded, Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated*

Certified, South Carolina Bar Circuit Court Mediator, South Carolina Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Named, Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (2013)

Appointed, ABA Justice Kennedy Commission (2003-2004)

Awarded, Young Lawyer of the Year, American Board of Trial Advocates – South Carolina Chapter (2002)

A. Victor Rawl, Jr. is a litigator with broad experience in numerous areas of complex litigation in federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration. Mr. Rawl has a recognized reputation for his defense of large national builders, product manufacturers, hospitals, and other health care companies. He has experience in the following types of litigation: class action, construction, products liability, contract disputes, mechanic's lien, unfair trade practice, civil RICO, trade secret, lender liability, corporate unwind, shareholder disputes, Medicare fraud, qui tam, drug and medical device, nursing home, and Certificate of Need.

Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Mr. Rawl chaired the Class Action Practice Group at McNair Law Firm. With regard to class actions, Mr. Rawl represents defendants directly and also consults with other law firms with regard to their class action strategy. On occasion, he serves as private counsel to corporations and individuals whose defense is being provided through an insurance carrier.

Mr. Rawl has been Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated "AV Preeminent" in Litigation, Construction Law and Class Actions. Mr. Rawl is also rated by Super Lawyers for "Class Action / Mass Torts" and listed in Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation and Construction Law.

After receiving his Master of International Business Studies and his Juris Doctor degrees, he served as law clerk to The Honorable P. Michael Duffy, U. S. District Judge, District of South Carolina, from 1995 until he joined McNair Law Firm, P.A. in November 1997. Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Mr. Rawl was with McNair Law Firm for 20 years, where he was a shareholder in the litigation section. Mr. Rawl utilizes his legal experience and business education to evaluate each case individually and to formulate innovative and creative strategies tailored to client-specific needs and goals.

Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
Nebraska
South Carolina

Memberships

  • Member, South Carolina Bar Association - Board of Governors (2003 - 2005); House of Delegates (2001 - 2010, 2014-2016); President, Young Lawyers Division (2002 - 2003); Articles Editor, South Carolina Lawyer (1997 - 1999)
  • Member, American Bar Association - Member of TIPS, Litigation, and Health Law sections
  • Member, Tort Trial and Insurance section of the ABA - TIPS NOW Fellow (2003-05); Vice- Chair, Business Litigation Committee; Former Chair, Outreach to State and Local Bars Taskforce
  • Member, Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Past President, John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court
  • Graduate, Leadership Charleston
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Completed National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) Rocky Mountain Regional Trial Skills training program in Denver, Colorado.
  • Completed Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
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Contact

(843) 714-2501

vrawl@grsm.com


Offices

Charleston

Omaha

Lincoln

Education

J.D., University of South Carolina, 1995

M.I.B.S. (Master of International Business Studies), University of South Carolina, 1995

Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft, Certificate, Intensive German Business Language Training, 1994

B.A., Wofford College, Finance, 1991

Honors

Named, The Best Lawyers in America (2012-2017)

Listed, South Carolina Super Lawyers, Class Action (2015-2017)

Awarded, Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated*

Certified, South Carolina Bar Circuit Court Mediator, South Carolina Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Named, Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (2013)

Appointed, ABA Justice Kennedy Commission (2003-2004)

Awarded, Young Lawyer of the Year, American Board of Trial Advocates – South Carolina Chapter (2002)

A. Victor Rawl Jr.

Office Managing Partner

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Biography

A. Victor Rawl, Jr. is a litigator with broad experience in numerous areas of complex litigation in federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration. Mr. Rawl has a recognized reputation for his defense of large national builders, product manufacturers, hospitals, and other health care companies. He has experience in the following types of litigation: class action, construction, products liability, contract disputes, mechanic's lien, unfair trade practice, civil RICO, trade secret, lender liability, corporate unwind, shareholder disputes, Medicare fraud, qui tam, drug and medical device, nursing home, and Certificate of Need.

Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Mr. Rawl chaired the Class Action Practice Group at McNair Law Firm. With regard to class actions, Mr. Rawl represents defendants directly and also consults with other law firms with regard to their class action strategy. On occasion, he serves as private counsel to corporations and individuals whose defense is being provided through an insurance carrier.

Mr. Rawl has been Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated "AV Preeminent" in Litigation, Construction Law and Class Actions. Mr. Rawl is also rated by Super Lawyers for "Class Action / Mass Torts" and listed in Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation and Construction Law.

After receiving his Master of International Business Studies and his Juris Doctor degrees, he served as law clerk to The Honorable P. Michael Duffy, U. S. District Judge, District of South Carolina, from 1995 until he joined McNair Law Firm, P.A. in November 1997. Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Mr. Rawl was with McNair Law Firm for 20 years, where he was a shareholder in the litigation section. Mr. Rawl utilizes his legal experience and business education to evaluate each case individually and to formulate innovative and creative strategies tailored to client-specific needs and goals.

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Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
Nebraska
South Carolina

Memberships

  • Member, South Carolina Bar Association - Board of Governors (2003 - 2005); House of Delegates (2001 - 2010, 2014-2016); President, Young Lawyers Division (2002 - 2003); Articles Editor, South Carolina Lawyer (1997 - 1999)
  • Member, American Bar Association - Member of TIPS, Litigation, and Health Law sections
  • Member, Tort Trial and Insurance section of the ABA - TIPS NOW Fellow (2003-05); Vice- Chair, Business Litigation Committee; Former Chair, Outreach to State and Local Bars Taskforce
  • Member, Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Past President, John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court
  • Graduate, Leadership Charleston
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Completed National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) Rocky Mountain Regional Trial Skills training program in Denver, Colorado.
  • Completed Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
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