Railroad Litigation Attorneys - Charleston, Charlotte, Columbia & Greenville

With over 75 years combined experience, Gallivan White Boyd attorneys represent Class I railroads, short line railroads and railroad vendors in a variety of legal matters.

As both trial and appellate counsel, our railroad litigation attorneys have vast experience in representing clients in railroad litigation matters including crossing accidents, FELA litigation, FRSA whistleblower claims, property damage and condemnation matters, and other litigation. Additionally, our attorneys provide counsel on regulatory issues, NTSB and FRA investigations, and legislative issues impacting the railroad industry. The firm’s most significant railroad representation includes:

  • Emergency response assistance at the scene of major derailments (i.e., Paulsboro, New Jersey), crossing accidents, employee fatalities and other significant incidents
  • Statewide, regional and national representation of Class I railroads
  • System counsel for two Class I railroads on issues relating to locomotive video cameras
  • Lead counsel in the emergency response, post-accident investigation, and litigation of claims relating to the Graniteville train derailment
  • Response and assistance with multiple matters involving NTSB and FRA investigations
  • Multiple victories as both trial and appellate counsel (including the landmark South Carolina Supreme Court decision clarifying South Carolina’s venue laws helping to end abusive forum shopping in South Carolina state courts)

Hire one of our experienced attorneys to provide legal counsel in any of the following areas:

  • Counseling on regulatory and legislative matters impacting the railroad industry
  • Emergency response services
  • Collections and recovery efforts against responsible third parties
  • Defense of accident and injury claims, including FELA and crossing accidents
  • Defense of FRSA whistleblower claims
  • Assistance with NTSB and FRA investigations

Our law offices are located in Charleston, Charlotte, Columbia, and Greenville.

For more information or to speak with an attorney, please contact one of our office locations:

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Christopher M. Kelly


Daniel B. White


William E. Whitney III


Ronald K. Wray II