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Our South Carolina Attorneys

The attorneys at HN&B bring years of experience to the practice of law. Although each attorney concentrates his or her practice in certain fields, we remain committed to a true firm philosophy where legal ideas and practice are freely shared and explored among its members. With an actively involved support staff, HN&B strives to provide its clients with quality representation in the trial and appellate courts of South Carolina, before the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission, and in the Federal District Court of South Carolina and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Kelley Cannon

Kelley Shull Cannon is a member of our firm’s litigation practice who focuses her practice on representing both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation. Kelley served as law clerk to the late Honorable Marc H. Westbrook prior to joining Howser, Newman & Besley, LLC.  See Kelley’s full bio on the Attorney Profile page

George Hanna

George V. (“Geov”) Hanna, IV, is a member of our firm’s litigation practice and focuses his practice primarily in the areas of premises liability, construction, automobile insurance, professional liability, and products liability defense. Prior to joining Howser, Newman & Besley, Geov served as law clerk to the Honorable James C. Williams, Jr. See Geov’s full bio on the Attorney Profile page.

Andy Haselden
Andrew Haselden

Located in our firm’s Charleston office, Andrew E. (“Andy”) Haselden practices in the areas of premises liability, construction, professional liability, insurance coverage, workers’ compensation, and civil appeals. See Andy’s full bio on the Attorney Profile page.

R. Davis Howser

R. Davis (“Dave”) Howser is member of our firm’s litigation practice and focuses his work in the areas of professional liability, product liability, business disputes, and insurance coverage litigation. He has extensive experience representing architects, engineers, attorneys and other professionals in malpractice and professional liability matters. See Dave’s full bio on the Attorney Profile page.

Michal Jones
Michal Jones

Michal Cooper Jones is a member of our firm’s litigation practice who practices primarily in the areas of construction litigation, workers’ compensation, products liability, premises liability, and automobile insurance. See Michal’s full bio on the Attorney Profile page.

Kyliene Keesley

Kyliene L. (“Kylie”) Keesley’s practice includes alternative dispute resolution, premises liability, products liability, professional negligence, construction defect litigation and automobile liability. Prior to joining Howser, Newman & Besley, Kylie served as law clerk to the Honorable James R. Barber, III. See Kylie’s full bio on the Attorney Profile page.

Benjamin McCoy

Our firm’s Managing Member since 1999, Benjamin D. (“Ben”) McCoy’s practice includes alternative dispute resolution, insurance coverage, business law, products liability, automobile liability, premises liability, and personal injury litigation, as well as school district, municipality, and county defense. See Ben’s full bio on the Attorney Profile page.

James Newman

James P. (“Jamie”) Newman, Jr., is a member of our firm’s litigation practice and focuses his work in the areas of workers’ compensation and insurance defense. Admitted to practice in South Carolina since 1983, Jamie served as an Assistant Solicitor of the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office prior to entering private practice. See Jamie’s full bio on the Attorney Profile page.

Rick Pierce
Rick Pierce

Albert Richard (“Rick’) Pierce, Jr., practice focuses on the areas of business and corporate litigation, professional liability, and automobile liability. Prior to joining Howser, Newman & Besley, Rick served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paula H. Thomas. See Rick’s full bio on the Attorney Profile page.

Jeff Silverberg
Jeffrey Silverberg

Jeffrey I. (“Jeff”) Silverberg is an associate in litigation whose practice focuses on premises liability, products liability and automobile liability. See Jeff’s full bio on the Attorney Profile page.

Jim Sullivan
James Sullivan

Located in our firm’s Charleston office, James P. (“Jim”) Sullivan practices in the areas of construction defect litigation, personal injury defense, and insurance coverage disputes. See Jim’s full bio on the Attorney Profile page.

William Besley

(1964-2018)

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