Transportation: Railroad Law
Team Skills & Experience Brief
Railroad Team has well over 50 years of combined experience representing
national railroads and short line railroads in a variety of matters facing the
rail industry. With offices in Greenville and Columbia, South Carolina, and
Charlotte, North Carolina, GWB’s Railroad Team is well-positioned to respond to
rail incidents occurring anywhere in the Carolinas. Members of
GWB’s Railroad Team have been at the forefront of significant railroad law in
South Carolina, including serving as trial and appellate counsel in the South
Carolina Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Whaley v. CSX Transportation,
Inc. GWB attorneys have also successfully tried to verdict a wide
variety of railroad cases, including grade crossing cases, FELA claims, and property
disputes. GWB Shareholders Danny White and Ron Wray are listed in Best
Lawyers in America in the area of railroad law.
Significant railroad litigation and other matters handled by the firm during the past 10 years include the following:
Members of the Railroad Team are called upon at all hours of the night and day and stand ready to assist the firm’s railroad clients in the event of an emergency or catastrophic accident. The team provides its clients with an emergency response contact sheet which contains the work, home and cellular telephone numbers of each team member in order to better serve GWB’s railroad clients. With offices in Greenville and Columbia, South Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina GWB’s Railroad Team is well-positioned to respond to rail incidents occurring anywhere in the Carolinas.
In 2005, members of GWB’s Railroad Team served as lead counsel in the emergency response and post-accident investigation and claims handling of the largest non-natural disaster in the history of South Carolina – the Graniteville train derailment. Team members were on-site within hours of the derailment and were involved in advising the client and directing aspects of the emergency response. In 2012, the Railroad Team was called upon to provide on site emergency assistance in response to a major derailment in Paulsboro, New Jersey.
GWB brings a vast amount of experience with emergency response and the evidence preservation issues that arise after a catastrophic accident. GWB not only brings an experienced Railroad Litigation Team that has represented national railroads and short line railroads in South Carolina and North Carolina for years, but the experience and knowledge of former South Carolina Bar and future South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association presidents and officers.
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