Duke University, A.B., 1966
University of South Carolina, J.D., cum laude, 1969
South Carolina Bar
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Richland County Bar Association
American Bar Association
SC Defense Trial Attorneys Association
American Board of Trial Advocates (S.C. Chapter Trial Lawyer of the Year – 2007)
International Association of Defense Counsel (Member, Executive Committee, 1994-1997)
John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court (Master; President, 2009-2010)
Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member
Order of Wig and Robe
When it came to starting a law firm, Dave Howser was committed to the idea of providing rock solid representation to clients by doing what is necessary on a case without overworking it. With that idea in mind, he and the founding members of Howser, Newman & Besley, LLC, built it into a well-respected litigation firm.
Dave has nearly 50 years of legal experience, and focuses his practice primarily on professional liability matters, products liability, defense trial litigation, business litigation, and insurance coverage. He is particularly involved in the representation of architects, engineers, attorneys and other professionals in malpractice or professional liability cases as well as in disciplinary matters. Regardless of the practice area, Dave makes a point to provide the same consideration to each and every case he is involved with and to every client that he represents. While some cases may be more difficult than others, no case is more important than another, and all of Dave’s clients receive the same level of attention and commitment.
Dave cites his ability to communicate well and get along with other attorneys as a major strength of his practice. Throughout his career, he has established good working relationships with attorneys all over the state, and those relationships help to ensure his clients are treated fairly. Dave’s knowledge of the various venues throughout South Carolina help him evaluate cases based on the local climate and the judiciary, lawyers and prospective jury members involved.