Gedney M. Howe III
Charleston, South Carolina Attorney
Gedney M. Howe, III, is a native of Charleston, SC.
He began practicing with his father, Gedney M. Howe, Jr., in 1973 and continues his practice with his partners, Alvin Hammer and Caroline West, focusing on representing plaintiffs in personal injury litigation as well as criminal defense litigation. He is Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Rated®, the highest peer-review rating an attorney can attain for legal practice and ethics.
He represented the SC State Senate in reapportionment litigation and has participated in numerous significant trials including Hurd v. U.S. (4th Cir. 2002), in which Mr. Howe represented the plaintiffs and won a $19 million judgment, and U.S. v. Wilkes, in which he represented SC Rep Wilkes, the only indicted legislator found not guilty in the FBI sting operation Lost Trust.
Other criminal defense cases of note include: U.S. v. Thomas Ravenel, in which he represented the SC State Treasurer; State v. Thrift before the SC Supreme Court on the issue of prosecutorial misconduct; U.S. v. Dick Greer, representing the chairman of the State Development Board; U.S. v. Byers involving a marijuana smuggling investigation known as "Jackpot"; and State v. Seabrook for which his client was acquitted of murder.
Mr. Howe represented the plaintiffs in a personal injury action in which he negotiated a settlement thought to be the largest settlement of its kind in SC. He has been a member of the Best Lawyers in America, the International Society of Barristers, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and National College of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
Admitted: 1973, South Carolina; 1976, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1991, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1992, U.S. Supreme Court
Law School: University of South Carolina, J.D., 1973
College: University of South Carolina, B.A., 1969
Present and Former Memberships: Charleston County and American Bar Associations; South Carolina Bar; South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Board of Criminal Lawyers; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; National College of Criminal Defense Lawyers; South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.