Gerald D. Jowers, Jr.
- Published in TRIAL Magazine
- Published in South Carolina Lawyer
- Member, American Association for Justice (AAJ)
- Board of Governors, South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ)
Mr. Jowers, a partner in the firm, represents patients harmed by medical malpractice, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. He is admitted to practice before all courts in the state of South Carolina, the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina (2002), and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (2003). Additionally, he has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in numerous states throughout the country.
Mr. Jowers graduated with honors from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in 1998. Afterwards, he entered the University of South Carolina School of Law and graduated in 2001. During law school, he earned academic recognition on the Dean’s List and a Cali Award in The Constitution. He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in November 2001. Following law school, he began a judicial clerkship for the Honorable Kenneth G. Goode, a South Carolina Circuit Court Judge.
Since entering private practice, Mr. Jowers has published three times in his areas of practice. His article, “Drug Advertising and Accountability,” appeared in the July 2003 edition of TRIAL magazine, and was later reprinted in the Oregon State Bar Products Liability Section’s quarterly publication. In November 2003, his article, “When the Bulls Make Way for the Bears- Civil Liability Under Federal and State Securities Laws and the Common Law,” appeared in the South Carolina Lawyer. His article “The Class Stops the Clock,” was featured in the November 2005 edition of TRIAL Magazine. In addition to his publications, Mr. Jowers has lectured numerous times to community and professional organizations.
In 2005, Mr. Jowers was appointed to lead the discovery efforts relating to the Pfizer drug Provera in MDL 1507, in Prempro Products Liability litigation. This is an ongoing consolidated litigation involving the claims of more than 12,000 women who developed breast cancer following the use of hormone therapy drugs. Over the next three years he coordinated the document review, the assembly of exhibits, the development of expert witnesses, and personally took the depositions of pharmaceutical executives and scientists involved in the development and marketing of Provera. His work contributed to a trial package that has resulted in successful verdicts and settlements in cases tried in multiple venues.
In 2007, Mr. Jowers took on a greater role in the firm’s medical malpractice group and began devoting a substantial portion of his time prosecuting the cases of those injured by serious medical malpractice. In February of 2009, he and Ken Suggs tried a case in York County, South Carolina on behalf of the parents of a child who died after living for four years with the consequences of medical malpractice. This case resulted in a substantial verdict against the hospital. The case was reported in numerous media outlets and featured in South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, a legal newspaper.
Since then, he has litigated cases in South Carolina, Georgia, Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Arizona, and elsewhere and continued to achieve favorable results for his clients.
Mr. Jowers is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and the South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ). He currently serves on the Board of Governors for the South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ).
- University of South Carolina School of Law, JD – 2001
- The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, B.S.- 1998 (cum laude)
- Gerald D. Jowers Jr., “The Class Stops the Clock”
- AAJ’s TRIAL Magazine, November 2005